Poll for #PHTwitJC January Journal Club is Open

Happy New Year!!

#PHTwitJC will be taking place at 8pm (GMT) on Wednesday 30th January

Apologies for the delay in getting this month’s journal club off the ground – December and January have been extremely busy months… but we are back, with a selection of interesting topical public health research papers for you to choose from!

Typically we choose one topic, and put a number of relevant research papers on that topic to the polls for you to vote on.  However, because we haven’t had a journal club for a while, and because there have been so many public health relevant news stories – we would like to invite YOU to decide which topic and paper to discuss this month.

I have selected a range of open access papers relevant to recent news stories, so please go ahead and place your votes below (poll will close 23rd January):

Details of the studies included in the poll:

  • C M White, D Hammond, J F Thrasher and G T Fong (2012) The potential impact of plain packaging of cigarette products among Brazilian young women: an experimental study, BMC Public Health, 12:737 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/737/abstract
  • L L Dahlberg, R M Ikeda and M Kresnow (2004) Guns in the Home and Risk of a Violent Death in the Home: Findings from a National Study, American Journal of Epidemiology, 160 (10): 929-936 http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/160/10/929.full
  • E Kaner, M Bland, P Cassidy, S Coulton, V Dale, P Deluca, E Gilvarry, C Godfrey, N Heather, J Myles, D Newbury-Birch, A Oyefeso, S Parrott, K Perryman, T Phillips, J Shepherd and C Drummond (2013) Effectiveness of screening and brief alcohol intervention in primary care (SIPS trial): pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial, British Medical Journal, http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.e8501
  • L Te Morenga, S Mallard and J Mann (2013) Dietary sugars and body weight: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials and cohort studies, British Medical Journal, http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.e7492
  • M Virtanen, K Heikkila, M Jokela, J E Ferrie, G D Batty, J Bahtera and M Kivimaki (2012) Long Working Hours and Coronary Heart Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, American Journal of Epidemiology, 176 (7): 586-596. http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/176/7/586.full

The winning paper will be announced on Thursday 24th January, alongside a summary of the paper and the point that we will be discussing during the live journal club at 8pm (GMT) on Wednesday 30th January.

Do get in touch if you have any queries in the interim, otherwise both Kate and I look forward to meeting you on-line in a fortnight.

Best wishes, Caro

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