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 who said they slept "rather poorly or poorly" were 2.4 times more likely to be dissatisfied with life

  • Marijuana use may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer

  • Current marijuana users were 70 percent more likely to develop nonseminoma testicular cancer

  • About 8,000 men in the United States are diagnosed with testicular cancer per year, 5-year survival rate is about 96%

  • No Evidence Supports Previously Held Link Between Vaccines and Autism, Medscape:

  • "Vaccines don't cause autism — 20 studies now show no link between vaccines and autism"

  • Triple reuptake inhibitors (TRIs) are antidepressants that target 3 brain chemicals: serotonin, norepinephrine & dopamine

  • Somebody found a solution: Smokers are motivated to quit to protect their pets from secondhand smoke

  • "Do it for Fido: smokers may quit smoking because of their pet"

  • Mediterranean-style diet may decrease the risk of mild cognitive impairment

  • Taking a multivitamin may not lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, or death

  • 42% of postmenopausal women take multivitamins, yet "whole foods are better than dietary supplements"

  • Long-term use of prescription-grade chondroitin sulfate for knee arthritis reduces pain and slows joint narrowing
  • Marijuana - The Big Picture -

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