October 2020

October 24

Patients can read your clinical notes starting Nov. 2
By Nick Mulcahy, www.medscape.com, October 21, 2020

FDA issues new NSAIDS warning for second half of pregnancy
By Damian McNamara, www.medscape.com

Apples, berries and tea: flavanols effective for BP lowering?
By Pauline Anderson, www.medscape.com, October 23, 2020

Heart health after hot flashes a ‘wake-up call’
By Tara Haelle, www.medscape.com, September 27, 2019

Could excessive sugar intake contribute to aggressive behaviors, ADHD, bipolar disorder?
Evolution and Human Behavior, Available online1 October 2020

34% of older adults in the US are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs
Journal of American Geriatrics Society, 2020; DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16743

Herd immunity would save more lives than strict COVID-19 lockdown, study says
By Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph, October 7, 2020

Chemical hair treatments may lose highest cancer risk to black women
American Cancer Society, December 6, 2019

Vitamin D intake is associated with dementia risk in the Washington Heights-Inwood Columbia Aging Project (WHICAP)
Alzheimer and Dementia, Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2020  Pages 1393-1401

Additive effects of green tea and coffee on all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Fukuoka Diabetes Registry

October 17

Meta-analysis suggests hydroxychloroquine benefit outside hospitals
Reuters Health Medical News|October 5, 2020 

Dietary flavonoid intake and risk of incident depression in midlife and older women
Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Sep; 104(3): 704–714. 

Intake of vitamin D and calcium, sun exposure, and risk of breast cancer subtypes among black women
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 111, Issue 2, February 2020, Pages 396–405 

High glycemic index and glycemic load diets as risk factors for insomnia: analyses from the Women’s Health Initiative
Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Feb 1;111(2):429-439

Effect of time of day of recreational and household physical activity on prostate and breast cancer risk (MCC-Spain study)
International Journal of Cancer, First published: 25 September 2020

One client in one spin studio that followed all the rules triggers a coronavirus outbreak with at least 61 cases
By Jessie Yeung, Adam Renton, and Angela Dewan, CNN, October 15, 2020 

Two apples a day lower serum cholesterol and improve cardiometabolic biomarkers in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults: a randomized, controlled, crossover trial.
Am J Clin Nutr, 2020 Feb 1;111(2):307-318.

Acupuncture before surgery may reduce pain, opioid use
www.medicalnewstoday.com October 12, 2020   

Risk of COVID-19 during air travel
JAMA. Published online October 1, 2020, www.jamanetwork.com

Recall widens for diabetes drug metformin
By Lisa Nainggolan, www.medscape.com, February 6, 2020

October 3

Only one in ten medical treatments are backed by height-quality evidence
University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division, September 3, 2020

From TV’s to tablets: the relation between device-specific screen time and health-related behaviors and characteristics
BMC Public Health volume 20, Article number: 1295 (2020)  

Glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of coronary heart disease: a pan-European cohort study
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 112, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages 631–643 

Cumulative soft drink consumption is associated with insulin resistance in Mexican adults
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 112, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages 661–668 

Effects of walking on self-assessed health studies: Links between walking, trip purposes and health
Journal of Transport & Health, Volume 18September 2020, 100901

Early viral clearance among Covid-19 patients when gargling with povidone-iodine and essential oils: A pilot clinical trial.
MedRxiv, September 9, 2020

Cannabidiol improves blood flow to brain’s hippocampus
University College London, August 9, 2020

Many ventilation systems may increase risk of Covid-19 exposure
Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2020; 903 DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2020.720

Could Remdesivir help aid President Trump’s coronavirus symptoms?
By Ann W. Schmidt | Fox News  

President Trump has been treated with an experimental Covid-19 antibody cocktail. What’s that?
By Jamie Ducharme, Time,  October 2, 2020

Famotidine use is associated with improved clinical outcomes in hospitalized Covid-19 patients: a propensity score-matched retrospective cohort study
Gastroenterology. 2020 Sep; 159(3): 1129–1131.e3.  


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