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:

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

Risk of pneumonia decreased with use of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors - BMJ meta-analysis

One Doctor’s Prescription to Avoid Social Media Overload

Cents and Sensitivity - Teaching Physicians to Think about Costs - NEJM

How fat is fat? The Lancet compares CTs with visceral fat vs. subcutaneous fat deposits

Increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40% - The Lancet

Qsymia is the second new drug for obesity approved by the FDA in the last month, after Belviq

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

Feedback of DNA based risk assessments does not motivate behaviour change - BMJ

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.

1 comment:

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