Top medicine articles for June-July 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for June-July 2012:

Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? It’s best not to use sunscreen on infants under age 6 months - FDA

Guillain-Barre Syndrome - NEJM review

Long-term use of low-dose azithromycin as an attractive adjunct treatment option for COPD

71% of doctors believe quality of healthcare will deteriorate over the next 5 years (19-page survey summary, PDF)

Americans' confidence in the U.S. medical system is around the historical average of 39%

FDA Approves Diet Pill Belviq

What is So Good About Growing Old: mind gets sharper at a number of vitally important abilities

A Lithium Battery in a Hotdog: the picture burns itself into mind - keep out of reach of small children

People who remember being pushed or slapped as children more likely to have depression or anxiety later in life

Physical Punishment Has Long-Lasting Consequences on Children's Mental Health (study)

GSK once-daily lung drug LAMA/LABA (umeclidinium/vilanterol) showed positive results in COPD

1 in 5 Nurses is Depressed - 18% of hospital-employed nurses have depression; twice the rate of the general public

The Medication Generation: Many young people today have now spent most of their lives on antidepressants - WSJ

Publishing a medical journal is a very profitable activity, says former BMJ Editor-in-Chief and provides examples

Health Care Mandate Puts a "Cranky Uncle" in Every Exam Room - NYTimes

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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