Top medicine articles for November 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for October-November 2012:

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Doesn't Decrease Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease Events

Comparison of Physician-, Biomarker (FeNO)-, Symptom-Based Adjustment of ICS in Adults With Asthma: No Difference

Randomized controlled trial of political messages delivered to 61 million Facebook users

Health Care Social Media List is now hosted by Mayo Clinic and

Sinus Surgery Lawsuit Against ENT - case appears to suggest that informed consent does not provide legal protection

Clinical Practice Guideline for Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis: 2012 Update

Risk factors for adolescent depression: family history, parental conflict, poor peer relationships, negative thinking

The good old ways: Doctors and hospitals are rediscovering a few ideas from the 1990s, says The Economist

In North America, prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome is 5-10% with peak prevalence from 20-39 years of age

Syphilis: a reemerging infection. Point-of-care immunochromatographic strip testing can be used for screening

Fighting neglected tropical diseases in the southern United States | BMJ

46% of American adults take prescription drugs; the average is 4 prescriptions. Reliance on multiple drugs is no longer confined to older Americans: 25% of those ages 18-39 take 2 prescription drugs

Bowel Obstruction From Ingested Water-Absorbing Ball and

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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