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.

  • Ritalin used to treat ADHD can cause brain changes in mice similar to those seen in cocaine addiction

  • CNN Video: Dead athletes' brains show damage from concussions

  • SSRI antidepressants cut suicide risk by more than 40 percent among adults and over 50 percent for elderly people

  • SSRIs study confirmed the drugs seriously raise the suicide risk for children

  • Depression is the leading cause of suicide -- 3rd biggest killer of those between the ages of 10 and 24

  • Brain sensitivity to insulin can decline with aging, which presents a novel risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

  • Avandia/Insulin protect the brain from toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease?

  • There is a theory that Alzheimer's may be a third form of diabetes?

  • Insulin protected brain cells from clumps of toxic proteins called amyloid beta-derived diffusible ligands (ADDLs)

  • Higher Education, Lower Alzheimer’s Risk -- Sounds like a win-win

  • Female doctors are more likely to follow heart failure guidelines than male counterparts

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  1. Do you actually get these news from all over the inetrent or there are some slected sources?

  2. I subscribe to the health news feeds of Reuters, WebMD, CNN, NYT, WaPo, etc. plus the "big five" medical journals and about 10 allergy and immunology journals.

    See more here:

    I hope this helps.