Top medicine articles for October 2014

A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:

Once-weekly insulin shot - Novo Nordisk's next idea

How Lufthansa Cares for Passengers' Medical Needs

How scammers trick your mind - they repeatedly use one or more of the same 7 persuasion principles. Scammers have used these principles for centuries. For instance, the Nigerian email scam might seem the product of the digital age, but a version of it existed in 16th Century Europe. -- Understanding scam victims: 7 principles for systems security (University of Cambridge report) - PDF

The prevalence of celiac disease in screening studies is 0.5 to 1%. The serologic test of choice for celiac is IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase - specific (94%), and sensitive (97%)

Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness? -

History of rheumatology

Why exercise boosts IQ

Cleveland Clinic offers patients virtual visits in walk-in kiosks in the grocery store

3 new antibiotics for skin infections: dalbavancin (Dalvance), tedizolid (Sivextro), oritavancin (Orbactiv)

Shift workers and people who get jet lag may gain weight because they disturb their "inside garden" (gut microbes)

Exercise May Help Fight Depression – But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity

When we are able to diagnose rare diseases with smartphones - BBC -- Ebola only has 5 genes

The enduring enigma of Alan Turing : The Lancet

A renaissance in surgery - A new and welcome vigour is evident in surgery, writes The Lancet

Robotic surgery: where are we now? : The Lancet

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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