Public Health

Reports of high-impact public health and policy studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Efficacy of short-term treatment of internet and computer game addiction

Internet gaming disorder, listed in the DSM-5, is characterized by preoccupation, withdrawal, tolerance and continued use despite negative consequences. The behavior that characterizes Internet...

Quick Take: Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort

It has been well established that the consumption of sugary drinks is linked to an increased risk of weight gain, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular...

Flexible ICU family visits not effective at reducing delirium incidence

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no difference in the incidence of delirium between flexible family visitation and standard, restricted family visitation.2....

Strong family relationships associated with improved asthma symptoms in dangerous neighborhoods

1. In this cross sectional study, children with asthma living in dangerous neighborhoods were less likely to have asthma symptoms if they had strong...

Quick Take: Disclosure of infant unsafe sleep practices by African American mothers in primary...

African American infants from low socioeconomic backgrounds remain at an increased risk of sleep-related death. In this study, 46 African American mothers were surveyed...

Stricter state gun laws associated with lower pediatric firearm injury

1. Stricter state gun laws, as measured by a scorecard, were associated with decreased firearm-related mortality rate in children, after adjusting for sociodemographic factors...

Residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods who are discharged from safety-net hospitals have high hospital readmission...

1. In this retrospective observational study, the authors observed that residing in a disadvantaged neighborhood and being discharged from a safety-net hospital were independently...

Opioid overdose associated with opioid prescriptions to family members

1. In this case-control study in the US, opioid overdoses were associated with history of opioid prescription to a family member, with a dose-response...

Parental, neighborhood support decrease negative impact of adverse childhood events

1. In this cross-sectional study, researchers discovered that as children’s adverse childhood events (ACEs) scores went up, their school performance and attitude declined; conversely,...

Quick Take: Effect of 1-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel vs 12-Month Dual...

While dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the standard of care post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DES), the optimal duration of therapy remains...
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