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Book: Injury Prevention and Environmental Health

5 Nov, 2017 | 19:25h | UTC

Injury Prevention and Environmental Health – Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (free)

Press Release: Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition Launches Volume on Injury Prevention & Environmental Health (free)

Previous volumes: 1 – Essential Surgery / 2 – Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health / 3 – Cancer / 4 – Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders

 


Draft Recommendation Statement: Skin Cancer Prevention

17 Oct, 2017 | 18:58h | UTC

Draft Recommendation Statement: Skin Cancer Prevention: Behavioral Counseling – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (free)

Commentary: USPSTF Draft Statement Recommends Sun-Safe Behavioral Counseling for More Fair-Skinned Youth – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


Meta-analysis on shift work and risks of specific obesity types

12 Oct, 2017 | 18:38h | UTC

Meta-analysis on shift work and risks of specific obesity types – Obesity Reviews (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Meta-Analysis Links Night Shift to Obesity Risk, Especially “Belly Fat” – AJMC (free) AND Night Shift Work Linked To Increased Risk of Obesity – Medical Research (free) AND Shift Work Increases Risk of Apple-Shaped Overweight/Obesity – Medscape (free registration required) AND Night shift work linked to an increased risk of obesity – Wiley, via EurekAlert (free)

 


Research: Return to Work and Risk of Subsequent Detachment From Employment After Myocardial Infarction

12 Oct, 2017 | 18:21h | UTC

Return to Work and Risk of Subsequent Detachment From Employment After Myocardial Infarction: Insights From Danish Nationwide Registries – Journal of The American Heart Association (free)

Commentaries: 1 in 4 heart attack sufferers leave work within a year – Cardiovascular Business (free) AND Most Return to Work After an MI, but 25% Don’t Stay – Medscape (free registration required) AND Vast Majority Return to Work After MI, but It Doesn’t Always Stick – TCTMD (free)

 


Research: Treatment decisions and employment of breast cancer patients

12 Oct, 2017 | 18:18h | UTC

Treatment decisions and employment of breast cancer patients: Results of a population-based survey – Cancer (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Study finds double mastectomy tied to more work absences – eCancer News (free) Aggressive breast cancer treatment tied to more missed work – Reuters (free)

 


Guidelines for personal exposure monitoring of chemicals

12 Sep, 2017 | 20:48h | UTC

Guidelines for personal exposure monitoring of chemicals: Part I – Journal of Occupational Health (free PDF)

 


Practice guidelines: management of cervical cancer

31 Aug, 2017 | 15:07h | UTC

Practice guidelines for management of cervical cancer in Korea: a Korean Society of Gynecologic Oncology Consensus Statement (free)

 


Guideline: Japanese workplace health management in pneumoconiosis prevention

26 Aug, 2017 | 16:09h | UTC

Japanese workplace health management in pneumoconiosis prevention – Journal of Occupational Health (free)

 


Should older doctors be examined, tested or forced to retire?

16 Aug, 2017 | 19:59h | UTC

Should older doctors be examined, tested or forced to retire? – Reuters (free)

Original article: The Aging Physician and the Medical Profession: A Review – JAMA Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Occupation and Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

16 Aug, 2017 | 14:03h | UTC

Occupation and Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results From a Population-Based Case-Control Study – Arthritis Care & Research (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Certain occupations linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis – Willey, via EurekAlert (free) AND Occupational Exposures Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk – Medscape (free registration required) AND Some jobs tied to higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis – Reuters (free)

Case-control study suggests bricklayers, concrete workers, electricians and nurses are at increased risk.

 


A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain

4 Aug, 2017 | 16:52h | UTC

A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain – VOX (free)

“Mainstream medicine has failed people with chronic back pain”

 


Are high heels bad for your health?

3 Aug, 2017 | 21:17h | UTC

The 2016 HIGh Heels: Health effects And psychosexual BenefITS (HIGH HABITS) study: systematic review of reviews and additional primary studies – BMC Public Health (free)

Commentary: Are high heels bad for your health? Two experts review the evidence – The Conversation (free)

 


Neck Pain: Updated Clinical Practice Guideline

3 Aug, 2017 | 13:59h | UTC

Neck Pain: Revision 2017 – Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (free)

 


Low back, Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders Guidelines

1 Aug, 2017 | 17:32h | UTC

New National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Summaries in Low back, Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders with focus on occupational health.

Low Back Disorders – American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (free summary from NGC – $ see original guideline in ACOEM website)

Cervical and thoracic spine disorders – American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (free summary from NGC – $ see original guideline in ACOEM website)

 


Online education, pain coaching and advice by video conference can reduce knee pain

28 Jul, 2017 | 18:10h | UTC

Online education, pain coaching and advice by video conference can reduce knee pain – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Effectiveness of an Internet-Delivered Exercise and Pain-Coping Skills Training Intervention for Persons With Chronic Knee Pain: A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (free) AND Commentaries: Online Intervention Reduces Knee Pain, Improves Mobility – Medscape (free registration required) AND The Internet may be an effective tool for treating chronic knee pain – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Chronic knee pain eased with the help of Skype – CNN (free text and video)

“Reduced pain for 73% of knee pain patients receiving videoconference physio, pain coaching and online education” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

 


Long working hours as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation

28 Jul, 2017 | 00:14h | UTC

Long working hours as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation: a multi-cohort study – European Heart Journal (free)

Commentaries: Long working week ‘may increase risk of irregular heartbeat’ – NHS Choices (free) AND Long Workdays May Be Bad for Your Heart – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Long working hours linked to heightened irregular heart rhythm risk – OnMedica (free)

 


Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide?

25 Jul, 2017 | 00:09h | UTC

Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus – STAT News (free)

Related: Protecting interns and other physicians from depression and suicide – STAT News (free)

 


Indoor swimming pool environments and self-reported irritative and respiratory symptoms among lifeguards

23 Jul, 2017 | 23:08h | UTC

Indoor swimming pool environments and self-reported irritative and respiratory symptoms among lifeguards – International Journal of Environmental Health Research (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: High rates of respiratory problems linked to indoor lifeguard work – Reuters (free)

 


Workplace Factors Associated With Burnout of Family Physicians

22 Jul, 2017 | 21:47h | UTC

Workplace Factors Associated With Burnout of Family Physicians – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Workplace Factors Contribute to Burnout in Family Physicians – Medscape (free registration required)

Related:  Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond – NEJM Catalyst (free)

 


Vitamin D levels and deficiency with different occupations

7 Jul, 2017 | 13:15h | UTC

Vitamin D levels and deficiency with different occupations: a systematic review – BMC Public Health (free)

News release: You need to get out more. Occupation could be a major risk factor in vitamin D deficiency (free)

 


Air Pollution and Mortality

29 Jun, 2017 | 13:02h | UTC

Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Quick Take Video Summary: Air Pollution and Mortality

Editorial: Air Pollution Still Kills (free)

Commentary: Study of US seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, via Science Daily (free)

Related: The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO – World Health Organization (free) AND Estimates and 25-year trends of the global burden of disease attributable to ambient air pollution: an analysis of data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2015 – The Lancet (free) AND Death in the Air: Air Pollution Costs Money and Lives – World Bank (free infographic and report)

 


Verbal and physical attacks against health care workers are common

21 Jun, 2017 | 19:10h | UTC

A Piece of My Mind: Speak Up – JAMA (free)

“Verbal and physical attacks against health care workers are common, are underreported, and have lasting consequences in the form of persistent fear”.

 


Opinion: The practice of radiology needs to change

21 Jun, 2017 | 19:04h | UTC

Giles Maskell: The practice of radiology needs to change – The BMJ Opinion (free)

“The practice of radiology is unsafe and needs to change says, Giles Maskell” (RT see Tweet)

 


Who Should Assess the Needs of and Care for a Dementia Patient’s Caregiver?

20 Jun, 2017 | 12:20h | UTC

Who Should Assess the Needs of and Care for a Dementia Patient’s Caregiver? – AMA Journal of Ethics (free)

“Physicians have an obligation to check in on dementia patients’ caregivers, and provide support if necessary” (RT @JournalofEthics see Tweet)

 


What Moral Distress in Nursing History Could Suggest about the Future of Health Care

20 Jun, 2017 | 12:05h | UTC

What Moral Distress in Nursing History Could Suggest about the Future of Health Care – AMA Journal of Ethics (free)

 


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