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 http://buff.ly/LxmJ0u

Guillain-Barre Syndrome - NEJM review http://buff.ly/LxmC55

Long-term use of low-dose azithromycin as an attractive adjunct treatment option for COPD http://buff.ly/LAoNVi

71% of doctors believe quality of healthcare will deteriorate over the next 5 years (19-page survey summary, PDF) http://goo.gl/Sl0wd

Americans' confidence in the U.S. medical system is around the historical average of 39% http://goo.gl/KoTqI

FDA Approves Diet Pill Belviq http://bit.ly/LCvE0o

What is So Good About Growing Old: mind gets sharper at a number of vitally important abilities http://goo.gl/6xI8M

A Lithium Battery in a Hotdog: the picture burns itself into mind - keep out of reach of small children http://buff.ly/LSmPBS

People who remember being pushed or slapped as children more likely to have depression or anxiety later in life http://goo.gl/oTt7p

Physical Punishment Has Long-Lasting Consequences on Children's Mental Health (study) http://buff.ly/LKGrl6

GSK once-daily lung drug LAMA/LABA (umeclidinium/vilanterol) showed positive results in COPD http://goo.gl/s1o0P

1 in 5 Nurses is Depressed - 18% of hospital-employed nurses have depression; twice the rate of the general public http://goo.gl/aioSn

The Medication Generation: Many young people today have now spent most of their lives on antidepressants - WSJ http://on.wsj.com/LLDuVE

Publishing a medical journal is a very profitable activity, says former BMJ Editor-in-Chief and provides examples http://goo.gl/QeaKS

Health Care Mandate Puts a "Cranky Uncle" in Every Exam Room - NYTimes http://goo.gl/v0PpH

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

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