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.

  • Smoking causes the same cellular defect seen in people with Werner's genetic syndrome that makes people age very fast http://is.gd/iFxb

  • Depression and anxiety common among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome, warrants routine screening and treatment http://is.gd/iFvq

  • 2 billion people worldwide consume alcoholic beverages, 76 million have alcohol-use disorders http://is.gd/iFo8

  • Harmful use of alcohol causes about 2·3 million premature deaths per year worldwide (3·7% of global mortality) http://is.gd/iFo8

  • Liraglutide is safe and effective as initial pharmacological therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus http://is.gd/iFps

  • Melatonin analog tasimelteon may have therapeutic potential for transient insomnia in circadian rhythm sleep disorders http://is.gd/iFpN

  • Elevated neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in urine and blood is a strong predictor of CKD progression http://is.gd/iFwc

  • NGALs in the blood and urine were inversely, independently, and closely related to eGFR
  • Blood concentrations of NGAL were 515.4 ng/mL in CKD patients compared with 35.4 ng/mL in a group of healthy controls

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