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New series from The Lancet: Physical Activity 2021.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:37h | UTC

Homepage: Physical Activity 2021 – The Lancet (free registration required for all articles)

Summary and commentary: Experts call for immediate action to ensure physical activity is built into everyday lives – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:54h | UTC

Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections – World Health Organization

News release: Launch WHO guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infection – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 Jul, 2021 | 10:52h | UTC

News release: More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic – NIH News Releases

Original study: Global minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers: a modelling study – The Lancet

Invited commentary: Answering the call to support youth orphaned by COVID-19 – The Lancet

Related: Covid-19 Has Created Thousands Of Newly Single Parents And Orphans

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


UK National Food Strategy: Tax sugar and salt and prescribe veg, report says.

21 Jul, 2021 | 10:30h | UTC

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

Report: National Food Strategy Independent Review

Related: Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases – World Health Organization (free) AND  The Lancet taskforce on NCDs and economics (free series and commentaries) To improve global health, tax the things that are killing us – Financial Times (free policies, articles and commentaries) AND Reducing cardiovascular disease burden through targeted dietary policies (free study and commentaries) AND Fiscal policies for the prevention of diseases (free study and commentary) AND The potential impact of food taxes and subsidies on cardiovascular disease and diabetes burden and disparities (free)

 


WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:27h | UTC

WHO and UNICEF warn of a decline in vaccinations during COVID-19 – World Health Organization

See also: COVID-19 pandemic leads to major backsliding on childhood vaccinations, new WHO, UNICEF data shows – World Health Organization

Related: Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests.

 


ALA/ATS Response to Philip Morris International’s (PMI) Purchase of British Producer of Respiratory Treatments – “The announcement that PMI wants to acquire an inhaled medicine company is the latest reprehensible choice from a company that has profited from addicting users to its deadly products”.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:12h | UTC

American Lung Association and the American Thoracic Society Response to Philip Morris International’s Purchase of British Producer of Respiratory Treatments – American Thoracic Society

 


Measuring routine childhood vaccination coverage in 204 countries and territories, 1980–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:04h | UTC

Measuring routine childhood vaccination coverage in 204 countries and territories, 1980–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2020, Release 1 – The Lancet

Related: Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests.

 


WHO publishes new Consolidated HIV guidelines for prevention, treatment, service delivery & monitoring.

18 Jul, 2021 | 23:22h | UTC

WHO publishes new Consolidated HIV guidelines for prevention, treatment, service delivery & monitoring – World Health Organization

Guideline: Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, testing, treatment, service delivery and monitoring: recommendations for a public health approach – World Health Organization

 


Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:24h | UTC

Millions of children worldwide missed routine vaccinations during the pandemic, study suggests – CNN

Original study: Estimating global and regional disruptions to routine childhood vaccine coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020: a modelling study – The Lancet

Invited Commentary: Disruptions to childhood immunisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic – The Lancet

 


WHO releases first-ever global guidance for country validation of viral hepatitis B and C elimination.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:16h | UTC

News release: WHO releases first-ever global guidance for country validation of viral hepatitis B and C elimination – World Health Organization

See guidance: Interim guidance for country validation of viral hepatitis elimination – World Health Organization

 


US Report: Death rates are declining for many common cancers, including lung cancer and melanoma.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:11h | UTC

Report: Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, Part 1: National Cancer Statistics – JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute

News release: Annual Report to the Nation: Rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths lead overall continued decline in cancer death rate – National Cancer Institute

Commentaries: Death rates are declining for many common cancers in the U.S., report finds – STAT AND Annual report to the nation: Rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths – American Cancer Society

 


AAP Technical Report | Prevention of Drowning.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:09h | UTC

Prevention of Drowning – Pediatrics

News releases: American Academy of Pediatrics Identifies Children Most at Risk of Drowning and Recommends Layers of Protection to Prevent Tragedy – American Academy of Pediatrics AND New information, research adds to understanding of drowning risks, precautions – AAP News

Related: The Burden of Unintentional Drowning: Global, Regional and National Estimates of Mortality from the Global Burden of Disease Study AND Preventing drowning: an implementation guide – World Health Organization AND Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer – World Health Organization AND Report: Open Water Drowning and Risks for Children AND Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment and Prevention of Drowning: 2019 Update – Wilderness and Environmental Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Global burden of cancer attributable to alcohol consumption – “Globally, an estimated 741.300, or 4·1% of all new cases of cancer in 2020 were attributable to alcohol consumption”.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:07h | UTC

Global burden of cancer in 2020 attributable to alcohol consumption: a population-based study – The Lancet Oncology

News release: Alcohol consumption linked to more than 740,000 new cancer cases in 2020 – The Lancet

Commentaries: Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study – The Guardian AND Expert reaction to study of alcohol and cancer – Science Media Centre

 


WHO: New study highlights unacceptably high global prevalence of syphilis among men who have sex with men.

14 Jul, 2021 | 11:04h | UTC

New study highlights unacceptably high global prevalence of syphilis among men who have sex with men – World Health Organization

Original Study: Prevalence of syphilis among men who have sex with men: a global systematic review and meta-analysis from 2000–20 – The Lancet Global Health

Commentary: Syphilis in men who have sex with men: advancing research and human rights – The Lancet Global Health

 


Review: Dietary recommendations for prevention of atherosclerosis.

8 Jul, 2021 | 09:03h | UTC

Dietary recommendations for prevention of atherosclerosis – Cardiovascular Research

News Release: What should I eat to avoid heart disease? – European Society of Cardiology

Commentary: Plant-Based Diet Best for Your Heart – HealthDay

 


Study Commentary: Decreased Antibiotic Use for Acute Otitis Media and Acute Sinusitis Following Implementation of Childhood PCV13 Immunization.

8 Jul, 2021 | 08:54h | UTC

Decreased Antibiotic Use for Acute Otitis Media and Acute Sinusitis Following Implementation of Childhood PCV13 Immunization – NEJM Journal Watch

Original study: Impact of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on acute otitis media and acute sinusitis epidemiology in British Columbia, Canada – Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

 


Pediatric telehealth in the COVID-19 pandemic era and beyond.

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Pediatric Telehealth in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era and Beyond – Pediatrics

 


New WHO recommendations for screening to prevent cervical cancer – the new guideline recommends an HPV DNA based test every 5 years as the preferred method, rather than visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) or cytology (Pap smear).

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:51h | UTC

News release: New recommendations for screening and treatment to prevent cervical cancer – World Health Organization

See guidance: WHO guideline for screening and treatment of cervical pre-cancer lesions for cervical cancer prevention – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO pledges extensive commitments towards women’s empowerment and health.

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:49h | UTC

WHO pledges extensive commitments towards women’s empowerment and health – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


RCT: An antibiotic-prescribing feedback to high-volume primary care physicians led to significant reductions in total and prolonged-duration antibiotic prescriptions, as well as drug costs.

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

Effect of Antibiotic-Prescribing Feedback to High-Volume Primary Care Physicians on Number of Antibiotic Prescriptions: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Studies highlight impact of clinician feedback on antibiotic prescribing – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO launches List of Priority Medical Devices for management of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

6 Jul, 2021 | 10:09h | UTC

News release: WHO launches List of Priority Medical Devices for management of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes – World Health Organization

Guidance: WHO list of priority medical devices for management of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Widespread implementation of a low-cost telehealth service in the delivery of antenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic enabled the reduction of in-person consultations by 50% without compromising pregnancy outcomes.

2 Jul, 2021 | 11:26h | UTC

Widespread implementation of a low-cost telehealth service in the delivery of antenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic: an interrupted time-series analysis – The Lancet

Commentary: Expanding the concept of safety in antenatal care provision – The Lancet

 


Report | Billions of people will lack access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in 2030 unless progress quadruples – warn WHO, UNICEF

2 Jul, 2021 | 11:10h | UTC

Billions of people will lack access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in 2030 unless progress quadruples – warn WHO, UNICEF – World Health Organization

Report: Progress on household drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene: Five years into the SDGs – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Perspective | “Prohibitive policies cause more problems than illict drugs, say experts”

2 Jul, 2021 | 11:07h | UTC

Prohibitive Policies Cause More Problems Than Illict Drugs, Say Experts – Health Policy Watch

 


WHO issues first global report on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health and six guiding principles for its design and use.

29 Jun, 2021 | 09:56h | UTC

News release: WHO issues first global report on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health and six guiding principles for its design and use – World Health Organization

Guidance: Ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for health – World Health Organization

Commentary: Artificial Intelligence ‘Very Promising’ for Health, Says WHO – Health Policy Watch

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


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