Top medicine articles for June 2014

A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:

Online heart age calculators can be misunderstood and disregarded (study)

Telemedicine Spreads Rapidly: Can sending a "selfie" of your sore throat help diagnose strep? A diagnosis and a prescription, usually in 15 minutes or less, for $40 to $50. In 2013, 11% of large employers offered telemedicine services to their employees and 28% were considering it. Cleveland Clinic invites patients to upload their medical records for a second opinion from anywhere in the world

The saddest goodbye: cartoonist account of his father's dementia

Photos of residents before and after being on call show striking differences -- Photos of residents before/after being on call vs. Marines before/after deployment

One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks-UN | Reuters

Body Clock: What makes you tick? - BBC:

Are satisfaction surveys putting patients in peril? Medscape:

A smartphone app that uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in people with bipolar disorder is being tested

"Obesity is innate, weight regulation is not governed by a uniform tally of “calories in–calories out" - NEJM

Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices. and

Inactivity is greatest heart risk factor for women over 30: study

Global life expectancy rises again: Average life is 73 years for a girl born in 2012 and 68 for a boy

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