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Fri, Jan 6 – Top 10 Medical News Stories

6 Jan, 2017 | 00:16h | UTC


1 – Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States – Summary for Clinicians (PDF) NIH News Release

Contrary to past recommendations this guideline advises that children at highest risk should be exposed to peanuts as early as 4 to 6 months of age


2 – Infants should be fed peanuts to stave off allergies, say new NIH guidelines – STAT News Se also Tips for giving babies peanut-based foods to prevent allergy – STAT News


3 – Guidelines for the use of platelet transfusions – British Committee for Standards in Haematology


4 – Dementia rates ‘higher near busy roads’ – BBC News (Link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

This population-based cohort study suggests a link


5 – How the world got fat: a visualisation of global obesity over 40 years – The Guardian


6 – Clinical practice guideline (update): earwax (cerumen impaction) –  Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery


7 – Updated Guideline to Help Docs Treat Earwax – MedPage Today


8 – How Healthcare Will Keep Pace With The Big Data Revolution – Digitalist Magazine (RT @Heart_BMJ)


9 – Efficacy and effectiveness of screen and treat policies in prevention of type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of screening tests and interventions – The BMJ


10 – Preventing Type 2 Diabetes with ‘Screen & Treat’ Seen as Inadequate – Physician’s First Watch


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