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Research must do no harm: new guidance addresses all studies relating to people.

24 Jun, 2022 | 11:46h | UTC

Research must do no harm: new guidance addresses all studies relating to people – Nature

See Guidance: Research Ethics – Nature Portfolio

 


Perspective | Four areas of health innovation boosted by the pandemic.

24 Jun, 2022 | 11:36h | UTC

Four areas of health innovation boosted by the pandemic – Nature Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated AAP 2022 recommendations for reducing infant deaths in the sleep environment.

23 Jun, 2022 | 13:05h | UTC

Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2022 Recommendations for Reducing Infant Deaths in the Sleep Environment – Pediatrics

Commentaries:

New safe-sleep guidelines aim to reduce infant deaths – University of Virginia Health System

AAP Updates Recommendations for Safe Infant Sleep Practices – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


We don’t know whether most medical treatments work, and we know even less about whether they cause harm – new study.

23 Jun, 2022 | 10:32h | UTC

We don’t know whether most medical treatments work, and we know even less about whether they cause harm – new study – The Conversation

Original Study: Most healthcare interventions tested in Cochrane Reviews are not effective according to high quality evidence: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


USPSTF Statement: The current evidence is insufficient to recommend vitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.

22 Jun, 2022 | 12:21h | UTC

Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA

Evidence Report and Systematic Review: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer – JAMA

Patient Page: Vitamins and Minerals to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer – JAMA

Editorial: Why Too Many Vitamins Feels Just About Right – JAMA Internal Medicine

Author Interview: Why Too Many Vitamins Feels Just About Right – JAMA

Commentary: Vitamins, Supplements Useless for Most People: Expert Panel – HealthDay

 


Review: Climate change, fossil-fuel pollution, and children’s health.

21 Jun, 2022 | 11:14h | UTC

Climate Change, Fossil-Fuel Pollution, and Children’s Health – New England Journal of Medicine

Editorial: Fossil-Fuel Pollution and Climate Change — A New NEJM Group Series

Commentary: Extreme heat poses significant and growing health risk to babies and children, study shows – CNN

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Health and clinical impacts of air pollution and linkages with climate change.

21 Jun, 2022 | 11:13h | UTC

Health and Clinical Impacts of Air Pollution and Linkages with Climate Change – NEJM Evidence

Editorial: Fossil-Fuel Pollution and Climate Change — A New NEJM Group Series

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO report highlights urgent need to transform mental health and mental health care.

20 Jun, 2022 | 10:47h | UTC

News Release: WHO highlights urgent need to transform mental health and mental health care – World Health Organization

Report: World mental health report: Transforming mental health for all – World Health Organization

Commentary: Urgent Need to Transform Mental Health Care – WHO Says In Largest Review Ever – Health Policy Watch

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion | Normalizing menopause – “Martha Hickey and colleagues argue that social and cultural attitudes contribute to the varied experience of menopause and that medicalization fuels negative perceptions”.

20 Jun, 2022 | 10:38h | UTC

Normalizing menopause – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

News Release: Medicalizing menopause may be unhelpful for some women – British Medical Journal

Commentary: Menopause is not a disease. Experts call for new narrative for this natural stage of a woman’s life – CNN

 


M-A: Heat exposure and cardiovascular health outcomes.

20 Jun, 2022 | 01:00h | UTC

Heat exposure and cardiovascular health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Planetary Health

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Cohort Study: Association of sitting time with mortality and cardiovascular events in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries.

17 Jun, 2022 | 11:05h | UTC

Association of Sitting Time With Mortality and Cardiovascular Events in High-Income, Middle-Income, and Low-Income Countries – JAMA Cardiology (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Trade the chair for fresh air: Sitting time and cardio health – Simon Fraser University

 

Commentary from one of the authors on Twitter

 


‘Discriminatory and stigmatizing’: Scientists push to rename monkeypox viruses.

15 Jun, 2022 | 11:25h | UTC

‘Discriminatory and stigmatizing’: Scientists push to rename monkeypox viruses – STAT

See also: Rename monkeypox strains to remove geographic stigma, researchers say – Science

Related:

Clinical management and infection prevention and control for monkeypox: Interim rapid response guidance, 10 June 2022 – World Health Organization

2022 Monkeypox and Orthopoxvirus Outbreak Global Map – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

As monkeypox threat grows, scientists debate best vaccine strategy – Science

Monkeypox is a new global threat. African scientists know what the world is up against – Science

WHO Experts Emphasize ‘Window of Opportunity’ to Control Monkeypox Spread as Cases Outside Africa Double Again – Health Policy Watch

Genetic data indicate at least two separate monkeypox outbreaks underway, suggesting wider spread – STAT

Experts highlight sexual aspect of monkeypox spread – CIDRAP

What to Know About Monkeypox – JAMA

Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries: Update – World Health Organization

Principles for monkeypox control in the UK: 4 nations consensus statement – UK Health Security Agency

Monkeypox outbreaks: 4 key questions researchers have – Nature

Study reports first use of antivirals in monkeypox patients – Lancet

Surveillance, case investigation and contact tracing for Monkeypox – World Health Organization

Laboratory testing for the monkeypox virus: Interim guidance – World Health Organization

A Novel International Monkeypox Outbreak – Annals of Internal Medicine

EU health agency warns monkeypox could become endemic in Europe if outbreak continues – STAT

Monkeypox cases increase across Europe, North America – CIDRAP

Multi-country monkeypox outbreak in non-endemic countries – World Health Organization

Monkeypox goes global: why scientists are on alert – Nature

Monkeypox: What do we know about the outbreaks in Europe and North America? – The BMJ

Seven Confirmed Monkeypox Cases in UK Includes Sexually Transmitted Cluster – STAT

What is monkeypox? A microbiologist explains what’s known about this smallpox cousin – The Conversation

Monkeypox: Time to worry or one to ignore? – BBC

UK, Spain, Portugal report more monkeypox cases – CIDRAP

U.S. monkeypox case reported, as Spain, Portugal report infections in growing outbreak – STAT

Monkeypox – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland – World Health Organization

Monkeypox cases confirmed in England – latest updates – UK Health Security Agency

Seven Confirmed Monkeypox Cases in UK Includes Sexually Transmitted Cluster – Health Policy Watch

European outbreak of monkeypox: what you need to know – The Conversation

Rare monkeypox outbreak in U.K., Europe and U.S.: What is it and should we worry – NPR

Monkeypox cases under investigation in Canada as outbreak spreads in Europe, U.S. – CBC News

 


In a study of US blood donations, the combined SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence from infection or vaccination reached 94.7%.

14 Jun, 2022 | 11:10h | UTC

Updated US Infection- and Vaccine-Induced SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence Estimates Based on Blood Donations, July 2020-December 2021 – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


African researchers lead campaign for equity in global collaborations.

14 Jun, 2022 | 10:36h | UTC

African researchers lead campaign for equity in global collaborations – Nature

 


Canada to require a warning be printed on every cigarette.

13 Jun, 2022 | 07:58h | UTC

Canada to require a warning be printed on every cigarette – Associated Press

 


Cohort Study: Neurodevelopmental outcomes at 1 year in infants of mothers who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy.

10 Jun, 2022 | 12:14h | UTC

Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 1 Year in Infants of Mothers Who Tested Positive for SARS-CoV-2 During Pregnancy – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries:

Is It Exposure to the Pandemic or to Maternal SARS-CoV-2 Infection That Is Adversely Affecting Early Childhood Neurodevelopment? – JAMA Network Open

Expert reaction to observational study of mothers who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental outcomes in their children at 1 year – Science Media Centre

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Association of stress-related disorders with subsequent risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality: A population-based and sibling-controlled cohort study.

10 Jun, 2022 | 11:12h | UTC

Association of stress-related disorders with subsequent risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality: A population-based and sibling-controlled cohort study – The Lancet Regional Health Europe

Related:

Mental Stress and Its Effects on Vascular Health – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Association of the 2020 US Presidential Election With Hospitalizations for Acute Cardiovascular Conditions – JAMA Network Open

Psychological Stress and Heart Disease: Fact or Folklore? – The American Journal of Medicine

Sudden Cardiac Death Triggered by an Earthquake – New England Journal of Medicine

Cardiovascular Events during World Cup Soccer – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Study shows a person’s height impacts their risk of multiple diseases.

9 Jun, 2022 | 11:34h | UTC

News Release: A person’s height impacts their risk of multiple diseases – Public Library of Science

Original Study: A multi-population phenome-wide association study of genetically-predicted height in the Million Veteran Program – PLOS Genetics

 


‘Helicopter research’ comes under fire at Cape Town conference – statement presses for equity when scientists from wealthy nations do research in poorer ones.

8 Jun, 2022 | 11:11h | UTC

‘Helicopter research’ comes under fire at Cape Town conference – Science

 


Reducing SARS-CoV-2 in shared indoor air.

8 Jun, 2022 | 11:07h | UTC

Reducing SARS-CoV-2 in Shared Indoor Air – JAMA

 


Unintended consequences of measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID‐19 pandemic: a scoping review.

7 Jun, 2022 | 11:41h | UTC

Unintended consequences of measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID‐19 pandemic: a scoping review – Cochrane Library

Summary: Unintended consequences of school-based measures to manage the COVID-19 pandemic – Cochrane Library

 


M-A: Screen time and body mass index among children and adolescents.

3 Jun, 2022 | 11:44h | UTC

Screen Time and Body Mass Index Among Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Frontiers in Pediatrics

Related:

Effects of Limiting Recreational Screen Media Use on Physical Activity and Sleep in Families With Children: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Pediatrics

Association Between Screen Time Exposure in Children at 1 Year of Age and Autism Spectrum Disorder at 3 Years of Age: The Japan Environment and Children’s Study – JAMA Pediatrics

M-A: Global prevalence of meeting screen time guidelines among children 5 years and younger.

Media and Young Minds – American Academy of Pediatrics

Guidelines on Screen Time and Digital Wellness in Infants, Children and Adolescents – “children below 2 years age should not be exposed to any type of screen, whereas exposure should be limited to a maximum of one hour of supervised screen time per day for children 24-59 months age, and less than two hours per day for children 5-10 years age”.

 


Cohort Study: Diagnostic accuracy of non-invasive detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection by canine olfaction.

2 Jun, 2022 | 11:21h | UTC

Diagnostic accuracy of non-invasive detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection by canine olfaction – PLOS One

Related Study: Scent dogs in detection of COVID-19: triple-blinded randomised trial and operational real-life screening in airport setting – BMJ Global Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

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M-A: Evaluation of economic and health outcomes associated with food taxes and subsidies.

2 Jun, 2022 | 11:19h | UTC

Evaluation of Economic and Health Outcomes Associated With Food Taxes and Subsidies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Network Open

Related:

Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases – World Health Organization

The Lancet Taskforce on NCDs and economics (free registration required for all articles and commentaries)

Policy lessons from health taxes: a systematic review of empirical studies – BMC Public Health

National Food Strategy: Tax sugar and salt and prescribe veg, report says – BBC

Reducing US cardiovascular disease burden and disparities through national and targeted dietary policies: A modelling study – PLOS Medicine

Taxes and Subsidies for Improving Diet and Population Health in Australia: A Cost-Effectiveness Modelling Study – PLOS Medicine 

Policy lessons from health taxes: a systematic review of empirical studies – BMC Public Health

The potential impact of food taxes and subsidies on cardiovascular disease and diabetes burden and disparities in the United States – BMC Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Outcomes following taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages.

2 Jun, 2022 | 11:11h | UTC

Outcomes Following Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Network Open

Invited Commentary: Evaluating the Evidence on Beverage Taxes: Implications for Public Health and Health Equity – JAMA Network Open

Related:

Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents – Pediatrics

Cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages: What works? – Cochrane Library

Association of a Beverage Tax on Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages With Changes in Beverage Prices and Sales at Chain Retailers in a Large Urban Setting – JAMA

Impact of sugar‐sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: Systematic review and meta‐analysis – Obesity Reviews

Association between tax on sugar sweetened beverages and soft drink consumption in adults in Mexico: open cohort longitudinal analysis of Health Workers Cohort Study – The BMJ

Potential impact on prevalence of obesity in the UK of a 20% price increase in high sugar snacks: modelling study – The BMJ

Changes in food purchases after the Chilean policies on food labelling, marketing, and sales in schools: a before and after study – The Lancet Planetary Health

Association of a Sweetened Beverage Tax With Soda Consumption in High School Students – JAMA Pediatrics

Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Lessons to date and the future of taxation – PLOS Medicine

Banning the promotion of soft drinks could be more effective than a sugar tax – The Conversation

Sugar tax: why health experts want it but politicians and industry are resisting – The Guardian

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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