Most read articles in February

The most read article in February was Kripke et al‘s study of the association between hypnotics and mortality, which was only published on February 27th (attracting almost 17,000 views in just a few days) and received widespread press attention. The second most read was Townsend and Pitchford’s study comparing the effect of different weaning styles on BMI in later life, an article which also garnered international attention. Other popular papers published last month included Noble et al‘s feasibility study of geospatial mapping and Stoolmiller et al‘s analysis of media consumption and alcohol use.

Rank Author(s) Title
1 Kripke et al Hypnotics’ association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study
2 Townsend and Pitchford Baby knows best? The impact of weaning style on food preferences and body mass index in early childhood in a case–controlled sample
3 Margel & Fleshner Oral contraceptive use is associated with prostate cancer: an ecological study
4 Noble et al Feasibility study of geospatial mapping of chronic disease risk to inform public health commissioning
5 Stoolmiller et al Comparing media and family predictors of alcohol use: a cohort study of US adolescents
6 Lee et al UK stroke incidence, mortality and cardiovascular risk management 1999–2008: time-trend analysis from the General Practice Research Database
7 Rajavashisth et al Decreased prevalence of diabetes in marijuana users: cross-sectional data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III
8 Crawley et al Unidentified Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a major cause of school absence: surveillance outcomes from school-based clinics
9 Bito et al Randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of wrap therapy for wound healing acceleration in patients with NPUAP stage II and III pressure ulcer
10 de Walque et al Incentivising safe sex: a randomised trial of conditional cash transfers for HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention in rural Tanzania

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