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RCT: An internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program followed by in-person CBT if necessary is noninferior to in-person CBT for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms in children and adolescents.

12 May, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

Effect of an Internet-Delivered Stepped-Care Program vs In-Person Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms in Children and Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Digital Interventions for Adults With Symptoms of Depression and Children and Adolescents With Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

News release: Online CBT effective against OCD symptoms in the young – Karolinska Institutet

 


Population-based cohort study: Youngest children in class are more likely to be diagnosed with a learning disability

11 May, 2021 | 09:08h | UTC

Relative age and specific learning disorder diagnoses: A Finnish population‐based cohort study – JCCP Advances

Commentary: Youngest children in class are more likely to be diagnosed with a learning disability – University of Turku

 


Practice Guideline: Prevention and management of allergic reactions to food in child care centers and schools

11 May, 2021 | 09:06h | UTC

Prevention and management of allergic reactions to food in child care centers and schools: Practice guideline – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


RCT: A web-based educational intervention can reduce the need for upper endoscopy (39% intervention vs. 82% control group) in patients with uninvestigated dyspepsia

11 May, 2021 | 09:02h | UTC

Web-Based Educational Intervention for Patients With Uninvestigated Dyspepsia Referred for Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Endoscopy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Smartphone science: apps test and track infectious diseases

11 May, 2021 | 08:58h | UTC

Smartphone science: apps test and track infectious diseases – Nature

 


Drugs tested in low- and middle-income countries are often not available for use in these countries even after a few years.

10 May, 2021 | 00:54h | UTC

Evaluation of Drug Trials in High-, Middle-, and Low-Income Countries and Local Commercial Availability of Newly Approved Drugs – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Community pharmacies provision of a progestogen-only pill + invitation to a sexual and reproductive health clinic as a bridging contraception intervention for women receiving emergency contraception is associated with increased subsequent use of long-term effective contraception.

10 May, 2021 | 00:45h | UTC

Provision of the progestogen-only pill by community pharmacies as bridging contraception for women receiving emergency contraception: the Bridge-it RCT – Health Technology Assessment

 


WHO calls for pharma transparency in clinical trial data reporting.

10 May, 2021 | 00:39h | UTC

WHO Calls For Pharma Transparency In Clinical Trial Data Reporting – Health Policy Watch

WHO Statement: Joint Statement on transparency and data integrity International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) and WHO

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Practice changing | A four-month rifapentine regiment with moxifloxacin is noninferior to the standard 6-month regimen in the treatment of tuberculosis.

6 May, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Four-Month Rifapentine Regimens with or without Moxifloxacin for Tuberculosis – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Four-month TB treatment matches six-month standard of care – Aidsmap

 


New WHO benchmarks help countries reduce salt intake and save lives.

6 May, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

New WHO benchmarks help countries reduce salt intake and save lives – World Health Organization

Publication: WHO global sodium benchmarks for different food categories – World Health Organization

 


WHO: New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives.

6 May, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives – World Health Organization

Report: The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 – UN sexual and reproductive health agency

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


USPSTF Draft Statement: Insufficient evidence to recommend multivitamin supplements for the prevention of CVD or cancer. The statement also recommends against the use of beta-carotene (increases risk of CVD mortality and lung cancer) or vitamin E (clear evidence of no benefit)

5 May, 2021 | 08:30h | UTC

Draft Recommendation Statement: Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Draft Evidence Review: Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

 


Cohort study: Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early

5 May, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 5 among children born preterm: EPIPAGE-2 cohort study – The BMJ

News release: Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Community-initiated kangaroo mother care reduced the risk of moderate-to-severe maternal postpartum depressive symptoms among mothers of low-birth-weight infants in low-income areas in India

5 May, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Effect of Community-Initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Stress Among Mothers of Low-Birth-Weight Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Highly Recommended (video): The Culture Of Medicine Kills Doctors And Patients (w/Dr. Robert Pearl)

3 May, 2021 | 05:32h | UTC

The Culture Of Medicine Kills Doctors And Patients (w/Dr. Robert Pearl) – ZDoggMD

 


Study: Despite clinical practice guidelines recommending cervical cancer screening every 3 years or cotesting with HPV and cytologic testing every 5 years, many women get tested much more often

3 May, 2021 | 05:19h | UTC

Overuse of Cervical Cancer Screening Tests Among Women With Average Risk in the United States From 2013 to 2014 – JAMA Network Open

 


Randomized trial: Admission Avoidance Hospital at Home + Geriatric Assessment led to similar outcomes compared to hospital admission for older persons

3 May, 2021 | 05:13h | UTC

Is Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Admission Avoidance Hospital at Home an Alternative to Hospital Admission for Older Persons? A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related: Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient

 


The Lancet Series | Miscarriage matters

3 May, 2021 | 05:11h | UTC

Editorial: Miscarriage: worldwide reform of care is needed

 


FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:29h | UTC

FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars – STAT

See also: FDA Moves To Ban Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars – NPR

 


Pre-post study: A hospital quality improvement intervention significantly reduced the rates of cesarean delivery for nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex births

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Hospital Quality Improvement Interventions, Statewide Policy Initiatives, and Rates of Cesarean Delivery for Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex Births in California – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Initiatives to Reduce Cesarean Delivery Rates for Low-risk First Births – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


USPSTF Statement recommends screening for hypertension in adults 18 years or older with office blood pressure measurement – diagnostic confirmation with blood pressure measurements outside of the clinical setting is advised before starting treatment

28 Apr, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

Evidence Report: Screening for Hypertension in Adults: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force – JAMA

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Hypertension in Adults

Editorials: The USPSTF Recommendation on Blood Pressure Screening: Making 2021 the Transformative Year in Controlling Hypertension AND USPSTF Recommendation Statement on Hypertension Screening in Adults—Where Do We Go From Here? – JAMA Network Open AND Will the 2021 USPSTF Hypertension Screening Recommendation Decrease or Worsen Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Blood Pressure Control? – JAMA Network Open AND USPSTF Recommendations for Screening for Hypertension in Adults: It Is Time to Unmask Hypertensive Risk – JAMA Cardiology

JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Hypertension in Adults

 


Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi – World Health Organization

Related report: Disability considerations for COVID-19 vaccination: WHO and UNICEF policy brief, 19 April 2021 – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Chlamydia and gonorrhea: new recommendation to screen sexually active patients under 30

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:42h | UTC

Guideline: Recommendation on screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in primary care for individuals not known to be at high risk – Canadian Medical Association Journal

News release: Under 30 and sexually active? It’s a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Summary: Chlamydia and gonorrhea: new recommendation to screen sexually active patients under 30 – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Related USPSTF Draft Statement: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 


Perspective | The Confident Generalist: Putting The Primary Care Physician Back At The Center

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:35h | UTC

The Confident Generalist: Putting The Primary Care Physician Back At The Center – Health Affairs

 


M-A: Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:00h | UTC

Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One

 


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