Top medicine articles for May 2014

A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:

Epinephrine May Be of No Survival Benefit in Cardiac Arrest - NEJM Journal Watch

Albiglutide (Tanzeum), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, approved for diabetes type 2 (weekly injection)

More than 90% of people with Hepatitis C (HCV) can be cured. The cost and pricing of drugs is contentious

A vast number of diabetes apps exist, but the majority combine only 1-2 functions in one app

Eating modest amounts of legumes — peas, chickpeas, beans and lentils — reduces LDL by 5%

Educational Toolkit for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk: printed educational materials were not effective

Negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later

Most of us have hundreds of Neanderthals' genes but they are "turned off" via epigenetics

The Public Health Crisis Hiding in Our Food: hypertensions as "chronic sodium intoxication". Americans on average take in 3,300 mg of sodium per day, but experts recommend less than 2,300 mg. The reason that nearly everyone eats too much sodium: our food is loaded with it, and often where we don’t taste it. Many restaurant entrees have far more sodium than is recommended for an entire day.

To the surprise of critics, federal regulators approve powdered alcohol. Weighing only 1 oz, it's more portable than a bottle

Intuitive Surgical earnings fell 77% on a steep decline in sales of its da Vinci robotic-surgery systems

Children with IBS Face 4 Times the Risk for Celiac Disease

How malaria defeats our drugs | Mosaic

Fast-Food Disasters: The 5 Worst Lunch Foods - Pizza: Sodium supreme, Hot dog: Bad fat on a bun.

Top Hospitals Open Up to Chinese Herbs as Medicines - Cleveland Clinic, Northwestern, NorthShore - WSJ

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