Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • People With Diabetes Are More Than Twice as Likely to Develop Dementia

  • Hospital disinfectants raise nurses' asthma risk

  • Nurses regularly exposed to cleaning chemicals and disinfectants were 72% more likely to be newly-diagnosed with asthma

  • FDA Urges Ban of Pain Drug propoxyphene, sold in U.S. for more than 50 years
  • Propoxyphene is used in dozens of generic pain medications, Darvon and Darvocet used by millions of patients each year

  • Propoxyphene increases risk of suicides and accidental deaths, little 'b', big 'R' -- little benefit and lots of risk

  • FDA pulls propoxyphene-containing pain medications Darvon and Darvocet off the market
  • 20 percent of boxers who suffer repeated brain trauma go on to develop degenerative brain disease

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  1. When you consider the rising rates of obesity in the US, the link between diabetes and dementia could have frightening public health consequences.

  2. Good point.