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) http://buff.ly/1kXxSHR

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 http://buff.ly/1g1XB36

The saddest goodbye: cartoonist account of his father's dementia http://buff.ly/1g3OU8w

Photos of residents before and after being on call show striking differences http://buff.ly/1iGKPSh -- Photos of residents before/after being on call http://buff.ly/1iGKPSh vs. Marines before/after deployment http://buff.ly/1jzNClb

One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks-UN | Reuters http://buff.ly/1nuxjq3

Body Clock: What makes you tick? http://buff.ly/1jEkgSN - BBC: http://buff.ly/RCLi1R

Are satisfaction surveys putting patients in peril? Medscape: http://buff.ly/1jtQ0VC

A smartphone app that uses voice analysis to detect mood changes in people with bipolar disorder is being tested http://buff.ly/1jwcjde

"Obesity is innate, weight regulation is not governed by a uniform tally of “calories in–calories out" - NEJM http://buff.ly/1jweo98

Treatment Tracker tool lets you check on doctors' practices. trib.in/1jlZHv7 and https://projects.propublica.org/treatment/

Inactivity is greatest heart risk factor for women over 30: study http://buff.ly/1mEZ284

Global life expectancy rises again: Average life is 73 years for a girl born in 2012 and 68 for a boy http://buff.ly/1mEZbYY

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