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.

  • Stem-cell transplant wipes out HIV but the treatment is too risky to help most

  • 1% of European population carries a CCR5 mutation making such people "resistant" to HIV. CCR5 gene encodes a receptor that HIV uses to enter CD4+ T cells.

  • A simple urine test for sarcosine could be used to detect prostate cancer, might help avoid the need for biopsies

  • "Volcanic explosions" in genes set humans, great apes apart

  • Green tea may block activity of common cancer drug Velcade (bortezomib)

  • In ‘Sobering’ Finding, Care Coordination Doesn’t Save Money

  • First line treatment of osteoporosis: fall prevention, calcium (1,200 mg per day), vit. D (800 IU/day), bisphosphonate

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