Top medicine articles for May 2014

A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:

Hand-Held Treatment for Overdoses Is Approved: hand-held device, called Evzio, delivers a single dose of naloxone

Global prevalence of obesity has doubled in past 30 years, from 4·8% to 9·8% in men, 7·9% to 13·8% in women

Robespierre: the oldest case of sarcoidosis? The Lancet

Stem cell scientist guilty of falsifying data - Feel good news stories/photos were misleading

World's population is ageing rapidly at unprecedented rate: % of people over 60 years will double to 22% by 2050

10 things electronic medical records won’t say - WSJ MarketWatch

A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It - Lancet book review

Uric Acid is a Risk Predictor for Erectile Dysfunction: 1 mg/dL increase associated with 2-fold increase in ED risk

Life With a Dog: You Meet People - NYTimes on health benefits of having a dog as a pet

Don't close blog comments on your site. See how one comment changed influenza treatment: and

Average person misplaces up to 9 items a day, 30% spend 15 minutes each day searching for items

Is your car making you sick? 700 different kinds of bacteria within car interiors vs. 60 in the average public toilet

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

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