Top medicine articles for July-August 2012

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

Where are you on the global fat scale? BBC calculator: http://goo.gl/ZnI6D

Drug cheating at the Olympics: who, what, and why? 7% of elite athletes admitted to doping ~ 1000 people at each Games http://bit.ly/Mcc1bz

Risk of pneumonia decreased with use of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors - BMJ meta-analysis http://goo.gl/dE9Ks

One Doctor’s Prescription to Avoid Social Media Overload http://goo.gl/bdtPU

Cents and Sensitivity - Teaching Physicians to Think about Costs - NEJM http://goo.gl/aUQE3

How fat is fat? The Lancet compares CTs with visceral fat vs. subcutaneous fat deposits http://goo.gl/iO9sa

Increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40% - The Lancet http://goo.gl/hHjIO

Qsymia is the second new drug for obesity approved by the FDA in the last month, after Belviq http://goo.gl/wCqi7

Mass General knocks Johns Hopkins out of the top hospital spot it's held for 21 years, while at the same time Cleveland Clinic is closing in on Mayo Clinic - U.S. News & World Report's 2012 list of the best U.S. hospitals http://goo.gl/URpei

Feedback of DNA based risk assessments does not motivate behaviour change - BMJ http://goo.gl/3HaRy

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.

1 comment:

  1. Not surprised by that drug cheating in the Olympics. Everyone is trying to get every advantage possible.

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