Top articles in medicine in May 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine in May 2012:

For every hour of "social jet lag", the risk of being overweight or obese rises 33%

Lorcaserin (Lorqess) will be the first new prescription weight loss drug in more than a decade

Healthcare crushed by acronyms

Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis - 2012 Lancet review

Spanish health cuts could create “humanitarian problem” - The Lancet

Doctors in China were once revered, but now face increasing threats to their personal safety at work - Lancet

Cosmetic laser treatment for removal of hair and tattoos can cause burns, blistering, scarring, permanent blindness

Statins: Is It Really Time to Reassess Benefits and Risks? -- NEJM: studies are needed assess statin-induced diabetes.

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Knee osteoarthritis in former elite soccer players: 40-80% have osteoarthritis

Former world record holder in the 100-meter sprint, ran it in 22.04 seconds -- when he was 95 years old

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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