Year in review: 5 December 2017.

This year, the articles most read on our site covered a huge range of topics, from 45 and Up Study research into the health effects of vegetarianism, to social media for researchers, to new preventive health funding, to how to reduce patient harm. Catch up with our 10 most popular news and opinion articles below.

Read our top 10 news and opinion articles

Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

Nine reasons why researchers should embrace Twitter

Patient safety: Why we need less hierarchy and more “geeks”

Rapid reviews for evidence-informed policy: 10 top tips

Gastric acid suppressants linked to hospitalisation

Modelling tool gives new insights into suicide prevention

What works to boost policy and program agencies’ use of research?

Study reveals risk of isolation with type 2 diabetes diagnosis

Nutbeam: What’s in a word? Finding the value in evaluation

Chronic disease prevention research receives significant budget funding boost

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