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Analysis | Papers and patents are becoming less disruptive over time

3 Feb, 2023 | 14:17h | UTC

Papers and patents are becoming less disruptive over time – Nature

Commentaries:

‘Disruptive’ science has declined — and no one knows why – Nature

Innovation in Science Is on The Decline And We’re Not Sure Why – Science Alerts

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Editorial | Nonhuman “authors” and implications for the integrity of scientific publication and medical knowledge

1 Feb, 2023 | 13:38h | UTC

Nonhuman “Authors” and Implications for the Integrity of Scientific Publication and Medical Knowledge – JAMA

Related:

ChatGPT is fun, but not an author – Science

Tools such as ChatGPT threaten transparent science; here are our ground rules for their use – Nature

ChatGPT listed as author on research papers: many scientists disapprove – Nature

Abstracts written by ChatGPT fool scientists

 


Cohort Study | Associations between infant screen use, electroencephalography markers, and cognitive outcomes

1 Feb, 2023 | 13:34h | UTC

Associations Between Infant Screen Use, Electroencephalography Markers, and Cognitive Outcomes – JAMA Pediatrics

Commentaries:

Infant Screen Use Linked to Alterations in Cortical EEG Before Age 2 – HealthDay

Your child’s academic success may start with their screen time as infants, study says – CNN

 


Financial conflicts of interest among US physician authors of 2020 clinical practice guidelines: a cross-sectional study

30 Jan, 2023 | 01:10h | UTC

Financial conflicts of interest among US physician authors of 2020 clinical practice guidelines: a cross-sectional study – BMJ Open

 


A new study provides insights into the emotional ‘blunting’ caused by common antidepressants

30 Jan, 2023 | 01:05h | UTC

Chronic escitalopram in healthy volunteers has specific effects on reinforcement sensitivity: a double-blind, placebo-controlled semi-randomised study – Neuropsychopharmacology

News Release: Scientists explain emotional ‘blunting’ caused by common antidepressants – University of Cambridge

Commentary from the authors: Emotional ‘blunting’ and antidepressants – new research suggests why this is happening – The Conversation

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Overuse of medications in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:31h | UTC

Overuse of medications in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review – Bulletin of the World Health Organization

 


Cohort Study | Exercise volume vs. intensity and the progression of coronary atherosclerosis in middle-aged and older athletes

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:29h | UTC

Exercise Volume Versus Intensity and the Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Middle-Aged and Older Athletes: Findings From the MARC-2 Study – Circulation

Commentaries:

Exercise Volume vs. Intensity and Coronary Atherosclerosis Progression – American College of Cardiology

Exercise Intensity, Not Volume, Linked to Atherosclerosis Progression in Men – TCTMD

Intense exercise encourages coronary artery calcification – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Editorial | ChatGPT is fun, but not an author

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:20h | UTC

ChatGPT is fun, but not an author – Science

Related:

Tools such as ChatGPT threaten transparent science; here are our ground rules for their use – Nature

ChatGPT listed as author on research papers: many scientists disapprove – Nature

Abstracts written by ChatGPT fool scientists

 


Cohort Study | Dietary exposure to nitrites and nitrates linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:54h | UTC

Dietary exposure to nitrites and nitrates in association with type 2 diabetes risk: Results from the NutriNet-Santé population-based cohort study – PLOS Medicine

Commentaries:

Expert reaction to study on association of nitrite additives with increased risk of type 2 diabetes – Science Media Centre

What is the association between nitrite and nitrate exposure and type 2 diabetes? – News Medical

Total Nitrite Consumption Tied to Higher Type 2 Diabetes Risk – HealthDay

 


FDA warns of risks of body sculpting

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:44h | UTC

FDA Warns of Risks of Body Sculpting – JAMA

Statement: Non-Invasive Body Contouring Technologies – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 


Analysis | Finding bias before the first patient is enrolled

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:42h | UTC

Finding Bias Before the First Patient is Enrolled – Sensible Medicine

 


WHO | Five billion people unprotected from trans-fat leading to heart disease

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:44h | UTC

News Release: Five billion people unprotected from trans fat leading to heart disease – World Health Organization

Report: Countdown to 2023: WHO report on global trans-fat elimination 2022 – World Health Organization

Commentary: Five Billion People Exposed to Industrially Produced Trans Fats – Health Policy Watch

Related:

Brazil and Peru join growing number of countries in the Americas that are eliminating industrially produced trans fats – Pan American Health Association / World Health Organization

WHO: More than 3 billion people protected from harmful trans-fat in their food

Action Package: WHO Plan to Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids from Global Food Supply

WHO Draft Guideline: Saturated Fatty Acid and Trans-fatty Intake for Adults and Children

Banning trans fats in New York prevented thousands of heart attacks

 


ChatGPT listed as author on research papers: many scientists disapprove

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:36h | UTC

ChatGPT listed as author on research papers: many scientists disapprove – Nature

Related: Abstracts written by ChatGPT fool scientists

 


FDA no longer needs to require animal tests before human drug trials

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:32h | UTC

FDA no longer needs to require animal tests before human drug trials – Science

See also: The FDA no longer requires all drugs to be tested on animals before human trials – NPR

 


Prescribing cascades: how to detect them, prevent them, and use them appropriately

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:41h | UTC

Prescribing Cascades: How to Detect Them, Prevent Them, and Use Them Appropriately – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international

Related:

Prescribing cascades in community-dwelling adults: A systematic review – Pharmacologic Research & Perspectives

Evidence of a gabapentinoid and diuretic prescribing cascade among older adults with lower back pain – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Are you the victim of a prescribing cascade?

Study: Evaluation of a Common Prescribing Cascade of Calcium Channel Blockers and Diuretics in Older Adults with Hypertension

Prescribing Cascade in a Cardiology Practice

 


Perspective | The next generation of evidence-based medicine

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:37h | UTC

The next generation of evidence-based medicine – Nature Medicine

Commentary: What does the future of clinical trials and evidence-based medicine look like? – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Perspective | Eight glasses of water myth

20 Jan, 2023 | 14:43h | UTC

Eight Glasses of Water Myth – Science-Based Medicine

Related: Do you really need to drink 8 glasses of water a day? An exercise scientist explains why your kidneys say ‘no’ – The Conversation

 


Cohort Study | Brain cancer after radiation exposure from CT examinations of children and young adults

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:36h | UTC

Brain cancer after radiation exposure from CT examinations of children and young adults: results from the EPI-CT cohort study – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries:

Large Multinational Study Shows Link Between CT Radiation Exposure and Brain Cancer in Children and Young Adults – Diagnostic Imaging

New cancer risk analysis prompts experts to call for ‘careful justification’ of pediatric head CTs – Health Imaging

CT brain cancer risk quantified for children and young adults – medwire News

 


Abstracts written by ChatGPT fool scientists

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:29h | UTC

Abstracts written by ChatGPT fool scientists – Nature

Original Study (preprint): Comparing scientific abstracts generated by ChatGPT to original abstracts using an artificial intelligence output detector, plagiarism detector, and blinded human reviewers – bioRxiv

 


RCT | Effects of breathwork exercises vs. mindfulness meditation in mood and anxiety

17 Jan, 2023 | 13:25h | UTC

Brief structured respiration practices enhance mood and reduce physiological arousal – Cell Reports Medicine

Commentaries:

A Simple, 5-Minute Breathing Technique Is a Powerful Tool to Reduce Anxiety – Science Alert

Study shows cyclic breathing technique more effective in reducing stress than mindfulness meditation – MedicalXpress

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Adverse events identified in nearly one in four hospital admissions

15 Jan, 2023 | 20:40h | UTC

The Safety of Inpatient Health Care – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Findings from the SafeCare study underscore importance of patient safety, need for continued improvement – Mass General Brigham

Commentary: Nearly 1 in 4 Hospital Patients Have Harmful Event During Their Stay – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Effect of breathwork on stress and mental health

15 Jan, 2023 | 20:28h | UTC

Effect of breathwork on stress and mental health: A meta-analysis of randomised-controlled trials – Scientific Reports

Commentary: Review and meta-analysis suggests breathwork may be effective for improving stress and mental health – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Trends in antipsychotic prescribing to children and adolescents in England

15 Jan, 2023 | 20:26h | UTC

Trends in antipsychotic prescribing to children and adolescents in England: cohort study using 2000–19 primary care data – The Lancet Psychiatry

News Release: Researchers reveal worrying rise in antipsychotic prescriptions for children and young people – University of Manchester

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


The dangers of non-randomized, observational studies: experience from the COVID-19 epidemic

12 Jan, 2023 | 13:26h | UTC

The dangers of non-randomized, observational studies: experience from the COVID-19 epidemic – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

 


Perspective | The limits of shared decision making

11 Jan, 2023 | 14:28h | UTC

The limits of shared decision making – BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine

 


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