Global & Public Health

Global Atlas on Childhood Obesity

7 Oct, 2019 | 06:01h | UTC

The global burden of non-typhoidal salmonella invasive disease: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Invited Commentary: Non-typhoidal salmonella: invasive, lethal, and on the loose (free)

 

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Global Burden of Cancer, 1990 to 2017

30 Sep, 2019 | 00:42h | UTC

Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2017: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study – JAMA Oncology (free)

 

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Immunogenicity, effectiveness, and safety of measles vaccination in infants younger than 9 months: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Related Article: Effect of measles vaccination in infants younger than 9 months on the immune response to subsequent measles vaccine doses: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Invited Commentary: Early vaccination: a provisional measure to prevent measles in infants (free)

 

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World Health Organization Campaign on World Patient Safety Day (free resources)

News Release: WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare (free)

See also: Patient Safety Fact Sheet (free) 10 facts on patient safety (free) AND The Lancet Editorial: Patient safety: too little, but not too late (free)

 

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Progress in cancer survival, mortality, and incidence in seven high-income countries 1995–2014 (ICBP SURVMARK-2): a population-based study – The Lancet Oncology (free)

Commentaries: Cancer Patients in Rich Countries Are Gaining Years, Study Shows – Bloomberg (free) AND Cancer survival in high income countries is improving but international disparities persist – eCancer News (free)

 

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NICE Guideline: Tuberculosis

13 Sep, 2019 | 08:27h | UTC

New UK Physical Activity Guidelines

9 Sep, 2019 | 00:16h | UTC

Altering the availability or proximity of food, alcohol, and tobacco products to change their selection and consumption – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Altering the availability or proximity of food, alcohol, and tobacco products to change their selection and consumption – Cochrane Library (free)

 

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Effects of maternal influenza vaccination on adverse birth outcomes: A systematic review and Bayesian meta-analysis – PLOS One (free)

Related Research: Cohort Study: Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy Safe for Children and Mothers (free)

Related ACOG Guideline: Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy (free)

“maternal influenza vaccination is not associated with harmful effects on birth outcomes. The beneficial effects reported from previous studies on preterm birth, low birth weight, and fetal death could not be confirmed.”

 


Cancer statistics for adults aged 85 years and older, 2019 – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (free)

Commentary: Cancer in Adults Aged 85 and Older: Rates, Screening, and Survival – The ASCO Post (free)

 

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The global burden of childhood and adolescent cancer in 2017: an analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Oncology (free)

Commentaries: Global burden of childhood cancer: growing, but controllable – The Lancet Oncology (free) AND Globally, more than 11 million years of healthy life lost due to childhood cancer in 2017 – The Lancet (free)

 

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Immunogenicity of Fractional-Dose Vaccine during a Yellow Fever Outbreak — Final Report – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

“These findings support the use of fractional-dose vaccination for outbreak control.”

 


New Protocol For HIV Prevention Drug Reduces The Number Of Pills Required – Kaiser Health News (free)

Related: British Guidelines on the Use of HIV Pre–exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (several guidelines on the subject) AND USPSTF Statement: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection (free guideline and commentaries)

“both organizations now endorse a strategy that requires taking just four pills timed to a specific sexual encounter — two within two to 24 hours before sex and one on each of the two following days… The new strategy, called “2-1-1” or “on-demand” PrEP, is becoming popular overseas but has gotten little traction in the United States thus far.”

 


Association of Early Interventions With Birth Outcomes and Child Linear Growth in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries: Bayesian Network Meta-analyses of Randomized Clinical Trials – JAMA Network Open (free)

 

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Short-course primaquine for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria: a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled non-inferiority trial – The Lancet (free)

Commentary: A shorter course for anti-relapse therapy against vivax malaria – The Lancet (free)

 

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Opinion: Mandate Vaccination with Care

29 Jul, 2019 | 20:01h | UTC

WHO recommends dolutegravir as preferred HIV treatment option in all populations – World Health Organization (free)

 

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Mapping exclusive breastfeeding in Africa between 2000 and 2017 – Nature Medicine (free)

News Release: Despite substantial progress, only three African nations expected to meet global breastfeeding goals – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free)

 

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The Lancet Series: Oral Health

21 Jul, 2019 | 21:24h | UTC

Oral Health – The Lancet (free articles and commentaries – registration required)

 

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The Lancet Psychiatry Commission: a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness – The Lancet Psychiatry (free registration required)

Executive Summary and Podcast: A blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness (free summary, audio and other resources)

Commentaries: Global commission into health inequities of mental illness gives blueprint for change – NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University (free) AND People with mental illness experience poorer physical health, and the gap may be getting worse, experts say – ABC News (free) AND Why people with mental illness may face poorer physical health and early death – CNN (free)

Related WHO Guideline: Management of Physical Health Conditions in Adults with Severe Mental Disorders (free)

 

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Physician Burnout: A Global Crisis

12 Jul, 2019 | 07:57h | UTC

Delayed childhood neurodevelopment and neurosensory alterations in the second year of life in a prospective cohort of ZIKV-exposed children – Nature Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: A third of children up to age 3 exposed to Zika in-utero have neurological problems – UCLA (free) AND Maternal Zika infection tied to poor development in 32% of tots – CIDRAP (free)

 

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Global burden of latent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: trends and estimates based on mathematical modelling – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Commentaries: The burden of latent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

 

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Mass Drug Administration for Scabies

28 Jun, 2019 | 07:43h | UTC

Population-level impact and herd effects following the introduction of human papillomavirus vaccination programmes: updated systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Vaccination programs substantially reduce HPV infections and precancerous cervical lesions – Laval University (free) AND Hopes raised of cervical cancer eradication – BBC (free) AND Study shows major real-world impact of cervical cancer vaccines – Reuters (free)

 

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Mapping the global prevalence, incidence, and mortality of Plasmodium falciparum, 2000–17: a spatial and temporal modelling study – The Lancet (free)

Related Study: Mapping the global endemicity and clinical burden of Plasmodium vivax, 2000–17: a spatial and temporal modelling study – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: New malaria maps (free)

News Release: New High-Resolution Global Maps Show How to Defeat Malaria – The Malaria Atlas Project (free)

See also: The Malaria Atlas Project Website (free resources) AND Explorer Tool (free)

 

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