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.

  • FDA lists drugs under review for safety issues

  • FDA reviewing Abilify for possible liver toxicity and diet drug Xenical for the risk of rectal bleeding

  • FDA reviewing SSRI and SNRI antidepressants for the risk birth defects

  • A gene variant plus vitamin D deficiency may increase a person's chances of developing multiple sclerosis later in life

  • Giving vitamin D supplements to pregnant women and young children could reduce the risk of developing MS later in life

  • Accumulating evidence that vit. D can reduce the risk of developing cancer and offer protection from autoimmune diseases

  • Older people living within 50 meters of major power lines are at increased risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease

  • Low levels of vitamin D increase the risk of cognitive impairment in the elderly

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