Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

If it's Wednesday, it's time to check the weekly editions of NEJM and JAMA, I usually read Lancet and BMJ on Fridays:

  • Among older patients with DM2, a history of severe hypoglycemic episodes was associated with a greater risk of dementia

  • Screening for Asymptomatic CAD in DM2 with adenosine-stress test did not reduce cardiac event rates

  • Children exposed in utero to valproate had lower IQ than those exposed to other commonly used antiepileptic drugs

  • Defects in macroautophagy (literally, "self-eating") contribute to Crohn's disease

  • Inhibitors of f. VIII in Black Patients with Hemophilia: mismatched f. VIII replacement a risk factor for anti-VIII alloAb


  • NEJM review: Understanding Genetic Causes of Disease (free full text)

  • NEJM perspective: Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Inhaled Long-Acting Beta-Agonists in Asthma

  • NEJM: LABAs to be used only if other controller meds alone do not provide adequate, rather than optimal, asthma control. We know that LABAs are effective; the data must be gathered to prove they are safe.

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