Health News of the Day

I subscribe to 400-500 RSS feeds in Google Reader which produce about 3,000 items per day. Micro-blogging (Twitter) and blogging (CasesBlog) are related in terms of sharing ideas and information. This is the work flow that leads to Health News of the Day series: 1. read health news, 2. share on Twitter, 3. summarize the selection on a blog.

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I posted on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources.

  • We have finally found something statins cannot treat: Adding a Statin to Inhaled Corticosteroids Does Not Improve Asthma Control
  • From 1985 to 2001 the prevalence of asthma worldwide has risen 100%. About 300 million people have asthma
  • More than 250,000 people die each year from asthma; and deaths could increase by 20% in the next 10 years
  • Birth 4 mo prior to winter virus peak (fall inNorthern hemisphere) increases odds of developing asthma by 30%
  • PCV7 pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar) cut the rate of pneumococcal meningitis by 30 percent in children and adults
  • What is "Man-o-gram"? "Ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging or other method to find dangerous prostate tumors"
  • Priorities: British women are more worried about their weight and ageing than about developing cancer
  • Live-Birth Rates after 6 cycles of IVF: 50-70%. IVF may largely overcome infertility in younger women

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