Global & Public Health

WHO: Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launched

25 Apr, 2019 | 06:35h | UTC

Healthcare in The Age Of Personalization

20 Apr, 2019 | 14:29h | UTC

Effect of ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease and nasopharyngeal carriage in Kenya: a longitudinal surveillance study – The Lancet (free)

Commentaries: Population versus individual protection by pneumococcal conjugate vaccination – The Lancet (free) AND PCV10 pneumococcal vaccine has big impact in Kenya, even among unvaccinated individuals – Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (free)

 

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Measles cases are up nearly 300% from last year. This is a global crisis – CNN (free)

WHO Statement: New measles surveillance data for 2019 – World Health Organization (free)

By Henrietta H Fore (executive director of UNICEF) and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (director general of the World Health Organization).

 


Effect of Text Messaging on Risk Factor Management in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease: The CHAT Randomized Clinical Trial – Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (free)

Editorial: The CHAT Trial:Time for a Heart to Heart Talk (free)

Very important negative study.

 

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A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related: CDC Guideline: Candida auris (free) AND A ‘perfect storm’ superbug: How an invasive fungus got health officials’ attention (free) AND Review: Candida auris: A rapidly emerging cause of hospital-acquired multidrug-resistant fungal infections globally (free) AND Epidemiology, Clinical Characteristics, Resistance, and Treatment of Infections by Candida Auris (free)

“The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs.”

 

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State of Global Air 2019 Report

4 Apr, 2019 | 22:21h | UTC

Global expansion and redistribution of Aedes-borne virus transmission risk with climate change – PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases (free)

Commentaries: CHART: Where Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Will Go In The Future – NPR (free) AND Mosquito-spread diseases may endanger millions in new places due to climate change – The Guardian (free)

Related: Climate Change — A Health Emergency (free reports and commentaries on the subject)

 

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World Tuberculosis Day | 24 March 2019

24 Mar, 2019 | 12:59h | UTC

Opting Out of Vaccines Should Opt You Out of American Society – Scientific American (free)

Although you have a right to your own body, your choice to willfully be sick ends where another’s right to be healthy begins.”

 


One Month of Rifapentine plus Isoniazid to Prevent HIV-Related Tuberculosis – New England Journal of Medicine (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Ending Tuberculosis through Prevention (free)

Commentary: Ultrashort TB Therapy Found Just As Effective as 6 Month Course – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 

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Global, regional, and national burden of stroke, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 – The Lancet Neurology (free)

Commentary: The global burden of stroke: persistent and disabling – The Lancet Neurology (free)

 

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Ebola virus disease – The Lancet (free for a limited period)

 

 


Global, regional, and national burden of epilepsy, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 – The Lancet Neurology (free)

Invited Commentary: An unparalleled assessment of the global burden of epilepsy (free)

 

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Perspective: Why Are Mothers Still Passing Syphilis to Their Babies? – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: A Rising Threat to Pregnant Women: Syphilis – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 


The Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future – NHS Health Education England (free report and related resources)

 

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Primary cervical screening with high risk human papillomavirus testing: observational study – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: HPV cervical screening test switch ‘effective’, says pilot study – Cancer Research UK (free) AND Cervical screening intervals could be safely extended to at least five years – Pulse (free)

Related: USPSTF Statement: Screening for Cervical Cancer (free guidance and commentaries) AND Study: Little Benefit in Screening Women Aged 55 with a Negative HPV DNA test (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Randomized Trial: Cervical Cancer Screening with Cervical HPV Testing vs Cytology Testing (link to abstract and commentaries)

“The lower incidence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 or worse and cervical cancer at present screening intervals would strongly support the safety of extending the intervals to at least five years without increasing the risk of potentially life-threatening disease.”

 


Health systems respond to noncommunicable diseases: time for ambition (2018) – World Health Organization Europe (free PDF)

 

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2019 ACIP Adult Immunization Schedule

5 Feb, 2019 | 00:39h | UTC

Measuring the Value of Health

4 Feb, 2019 | 22:36h | UTC

Measuring the value of health – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (free)

 

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Solutions for non-communicable disease prevention and control – The BMJ (free articles)

 

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A.I. Could Worsen Health Disparities – The New York Times (free)

“In a health system riddled with inequity, we risk making dangerous biases automated and invisible.”

 


Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

“The USPSTF recommends prophylactic ocular topical medication for all newborns to prevent gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. (A recommendation)”

 


A Randomized Trial of E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Editorial: The Dangerous Flavors of E-Cigarettes (free)

Commentaries: E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapies, finds major trial – Queen Mary University of London (free) AND UK study shows e-cigarettes help adult smokers quit, but US experts urge caution – CNN (free) AND E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says – The New York times (10 articles per month are free) AND E-cigarettes ‘much better for quitting smoking’ – BBC (free) AND Study Found Vaping Beat Traditional Smoking-Cessation Options – NPR (free)

 

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The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report (free registration required)

Commentaries: Take on food industry to beat malnutrition and obesity, says report – The Guardian (free) AND Want to fix obesity and climate change at the same time? Make Big Food companies pay. – VOX (free) AND To fix climate change, fix the obesity and starvation epidemics, reports say – CNN (free)

 

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The BMJ Special Collection: Innovating for neglected diseases in South Asia (free articles)

 

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10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2019

24 Jan, 2019 | 00:02h | UTC

New Canada’s Dietary Guidelines

23 Jan, 2019 | 01:25h | UTC

Canada’s Dietary Guidelines – Government of Canada (free)

Homepage: Canada’s Food Guide (free resources)

 

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BJS Special Issue on Global Surgery

19 Jan, 2019 | 18:13h | UTC

BJS Special Issue on Global Surgery (supplement with free articles)

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Selected articles from the supplement:

– Global surgery in an ecosystem for worldwide health

– Ethical considerations in global surgery

– Implementation science and innovation in global surgery

– A realized vision of access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care

– Training and accrediting international surgeons

– Disseminating technology in global surgery

– Global surgery and the sustainable development goals

– Systematic review of the use of big data to improve surgery in low‐ and middle‐income countries

– Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy

 


Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems – The Lancet (free articles – registration required)

Summary: EAT-Lancet Commission Brief for Everyone (free)

Commentaries: New Diet Guidelines to Benefit People and the Planet: More Greens for All, Less Meat for Some – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND New ‘planetary health diet’ can save lives and the planet, major review suggests – CNN (free) AND A bit of meat, a lot of veg – the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn – BBC (free)

 

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ACOG Guideline: Prepregnancy Counseling

18 Jan, 2019 | 01:00h | UTC

Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It’s Normal

18 Jan, 2019 | 00:58h | UTC

Accelerating the elimination of viral hepatitis – Commissions from the Lancet journals (free articles – registration required)

 

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Cancer Statistics, 2019

10 Jan, 2019 | 18:57h | UTC

Effect of a Biobehavioral Environmental Approach on Disability Among Low-Income Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Home Modifications to Reduce Disability in Older Adults With Functional Disability – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

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Comparison of Nicotine and Toxicant Exposure in Users of Electronic Cigarettes and Combustible Cigarettes – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentaries: Will the Debate Over e-Cigarettes Start Cooling Down? – JAMA Network Open (free) AND E-cigarettes less toxic to users than cigarettes, study says – CNN (free)

 

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Global, Regional, and Country-Specific Lifetime Risks of Stroke, 1990 and 2016 – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: New study reveals ‘startling’ risk of stroke – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free) AND 1 in 4 globally will have a stroke at age 25 or older, according to new study – CNN (free)

 

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