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Issue 50, December 12, 2011

Vol. 3, Issue: 50, 12/12/11

Welcome to Science Clips, CDC's weekly digest!

The report consists of four components:

  • Top Ten Articles of the Week
  • CDC-authored publications
  • Key scientific articles in featured topic areas (this week featuring Public Health Ethics)
  • Public health articles noted in the media

Science Clips is a service of the Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library and CDC's Office of the Chief Science Officer.

The Science Clips is in the public domain and may be freely forwarded and reproduced without permission. The original sources and the CDC Science Clips should be cited as sources. Articles featured in Science Clips may be in-press or uncorrected proofs.

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  1. Top Ten Articles of the Week  

  2. CDC Authored Publications  

    The names of CDC authors are indicated in bold text.
  3. Key Scientific Articles in Featured Topic Areas  

  4. Public Health Articles Noted in the Media  

    • MMWR in the Media RSS Feed - Subscribe to this topic

      1. Recommendations for use of an isoniazid-rifapentine regimen with direct observation to treat latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection
        MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Dec 9;60(48):1650-1653.
      2. State-specific prevalence of no leisure-time physical activity among adults with and without doctor-diagnosed arthritis - United States, 2009
        MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Dec 9;60(48):1641-1645.
      3. Update: influenza activity - United States, October 2-November 26, 2011
        MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Dec 9;60(48):1646-1649.
    • Chronic Diseases and Conditions RSS Feed - Subscribe to this topic

      1. Vitamin D intake, vitamin D receptor polymorphisms, and breast cancer risk among women living in the southwestern U.S
        Rollison DE, Cole AL, Tung KH, Slattery ML, Baumgartner KB, Byers T, Wolff RK, Giuliano AR.
        Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Dec 1.
      2. Effect of antihypertensive therapy on incident stroke in cohorts with prehypertensive blood pressure levels: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
        Sipahi I, Swaminathan A, Natesan V, Debanne S, Simon D, Fang J.
        Stroke. 2012 Feb 2012.
    • Maternal and Child Health RSS Feed - Subscribe to this topic

      1. Prenatal stress, gestational age and secondary sex ratio: the sex-specific effects of exposure to a natural disaster in early pregnancy Global Health
        Torche F, Kleinhaus K.
        Hum Reprod. 2011 Dec 2011.
      2. Fish, n-3 fatty acids, and cardiovascular diseases in women of reproductive age: a prospective study in a large national cohort Global Health
        Strom M, Halldorsson TI, Mortensen EL, Torp-Pedersen C, Olsen SF.
        Hypertension. 2011 Dec 5.
    • Nutritional Sciences RSS Feed - Subscribe to this topic

      1. Vitamin D deficiency in obese children and its relationship to glucose homeostasis
        Olson ML, Maalouf NM, Oden JD, White PC, Hutchison MR.
        J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Nov 9.

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