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.

  • Middle-aged adults who regularly drink a cup of coffee may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life http://tinyurl.com/c3r32l

  • Previous studies: Coffee drinkers may have a lower risk of Parkinson's disease, certain cancers and diabetes http://tinyurl.com/c3r32l

  • After SCID, gene therapy promising for rheumatoid arthritis http://tinyurl.com/cy8sh2

  • Currently, there is no "cure" for rheumatoid arthritis, which affects more than 2 million individuals in the U.S. http://tinyurl.com/cy8sh2

  • Measuring a woman's heart rate at rest can help predict her risk of heart attack or dying from heart disease http://is.gd/iiZj

  • Women with the highest resting heart rate were 26% more likely to suffer a heart attack than those with lowest normal HR http://is.gd/iiZj

  • Women with resting HR higher than 76 bpm were 26% more likely to have an MI or die from heart disease than those with HR less than 62 bpm

  • Patients are receiving the equivalent of 600 chest X-rays when they get CT scans for heart disease http://is.gd/ij1y

  • People over 60 years old who have had a fracture due to osteoporosis, face a higher risk of death over the next 10 years http://is.gd/ij2b

  • Non-hip, non-vertebral fractures made ~50% fractures studied, associated with 29% percent of the premature mortality http://is.gd/ij2b

  • Home renovation may expose kids to lead http://is.gd/ij2P

  • Vitamin-D Based Psoriasis Ointment Vectical Gets FDA Approval http://is.gd/ij3d

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2 comments:

  1. I find your health news columns very informative. Thanks for taking the time to assemble all of this. I also enjoy the twitter posts-- tiny glimpses into the lives of others in health care.

    Pamela Powers
    AJM Managing Editor

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