December 2014

December 27

Microbiota, antibiotics and obesity
Churches catching on to communion breads free of gluten
Farm fresh? Natural? Eggs not always what they’re cracked up to be
Blood pressure apps may be dangerously wrong
Gracility of the modern Homo sapiens skeleton is the result of decreased biomechanical loading
Melatonin for endometriosis
Green tea extract for uterine fibroids
Physicians who are employees of hospitals will split their allegiances between their employers and patients

December 20

Cytisine versus nicotine for smoking cessation
The New England Journal of Medicine, December 18, 2014

HDL cholesterol efflux capacity and incident cardiovascular events
The New England Journal of Medicine, December 18, 2014

A girl with crohn’s disease and pulmonary nodules
The New England Journal of Medicine, December 18, 2014

Calcium supplements raise risk of brain lesions
British Journal of Nutrition, July 2014

Pregnant women may nearly double their risk of giving birth to a child with autism by inhaling smog from vehicles or smoke stacks
Environmental Health Perspectives, Advance Publication: 18 December 2014

Airline pilots’ enviable tans
JAMA Dermatology

Obama’s disappointing surgeon general nominee
By Bruce L. Davidson, USA Today, December 3, 2014

Televised medical talk shows—what they recommend and the evidence to support their recommendations: a prospective observational study
British Medical Journal, December 17, 2014

257,000 doctors will get Medicare pay cut for using paper records
By Bruce Japsen, Forbes, December 18, 2014

Real vs. perceived age
JAMA Internal Medicine, Published online December 15, 2014

People with blood groups A, B and AB at higher risk of type 2 diabetes than group O
Diabetologia (the journal of The European Association for the Study of Diabetes), December 2014

December 13

The green smoothie fad: this road to health hell is paved with toxic oxalate crystals
Townsend Letter, the Examiner of Alternative Medicine, Online Alternative Medicine Magazine
By William Shaw,
PhD, The Townsend Letter, January 2015

Heavy milk drinking may double women’s mortality rates
BMJ October 28, 2014

B vitamins to enhance treatment response to antidepressants in middle-aged and older adults: results from the B-VITAGE randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial 
Br J Psychiatry, 2014 Dec;205(6):450-7

Controversial nitrite hypothesis confirmed
Mechanisms of Human Erythrocytic Bioactivation of Nitrite
Journal of Biological Chemistry, February 2015

Up to 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient

Schmaltz finds a new, younger audience
By Melissa Clark, The New York Times, December 9, 2014

Reducing salt intake to 3 games per day cuts headaches by 31 per cent
Effects of dietary sodium and the DASH diet on the occurrence of headaches: results from randomised multicentre DASH-Sodium clinical trial — Amer et al. 4 (12) — BMJ Open
BMJ Open  2014;4:e006671

BPA in cans and plastic bottles linked to quick rise in blood pressure
By ANAHAD O’CONNOR, December, 8, 2014

Dark chocolate can be part of a heart-healthy diet
By Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Use of aspirin in primary prevention of adverse cardiovascular events
JAMA 2014, November 17

Ischemic events and bleeding risk in patients with stable coronary artery disease
J Am Coll Cardiol 2014 Oct 7; 64:1430
J Am Coll Cardiol 2014 Oct 7; 64:1437

Is there such a thing as too much milk?
BMJ 2014 Oct 28; 349.g6015

December 6

What happens when you drink 10 Cokes a day for a month?
by Telegraph Men, video source 10 Cokes a Day

Herbal Berberine Boosts Brown Fat Activity
by Salynn Boyles, MedPage, Nov 29, 2014

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