Top medicine articles for March 2014

A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:

1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says http://buff.ly/IeqY1S

Lifestyle interventions effectively decrease the incidence of type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients http://buff.ly/1bSrw9j

Time for another go at understanding vitamin D metabolism http://buff.ly/1hdob8f

Do healthier foods cost more than less healthy options? Healthy eating costs an extra $1.50 per day - BMJ http://buff.ly/JEpi2t

1% of women in a U.S. study who have become pregnant claim to have done so as virgins - BMJ/Reuters http://buff.ly/19zkHIZ

You’re never too old to exercise: 98-year-old shows why http://buff.ly/JEv5oN - Also, exercise is “the best medicine no one wants to do".

JAMA Pediatrics | Environmental Factors in Tiny Tim's Near-Fatal Illness http://buff.ly/Jicezj

Life, Interrupted: By a Dog - NYTimes http://nyti.ms/1c0t4gz

A Doctor’s Intimate View of Hemophilia - NYTimes http://nyti.ms/1bplxEw

BMJ: "Evidence based medicine is now the problem, fueling overdiagnosis and overtreatment". Research pond is polluted, with fraud, sham diagnosis, short term data, poor regulation, surrogate ends, questionnaires that can’t be validated, and statistically significant but clinically irrelevant outcomes http://buff.ly/1abhSyh

Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) — an inhibitor of sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 — is approved for type 2 diabetes http://buff.ly/1a2lT7N

What Makes Older People Happy - not surprisingly, experiences that make people happy change over time - NYT http://buff.ly/1ntURsU. For young people trying to figure out who they want to become, extraordinary experiences help establish personal identities. As people become more settled, ordinary experiences become central to a sense of self and therefore more valued. “It’s just what you would expect, this emphasis on savoring what you already have when your time starts to become limited”. Happiness derived from extraordinary experiences remained fairly constant, but pleasure from ordinary experiences increased as people got older. Another experiment demonstrated that an individual’s perception of the future — whether it was open-ended or limited — was a critical factor in explaining the results.

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

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