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.

  • Passive smoking raises a person's risk of dementia and other forms of cognitive problems by 44 percent

  • Cotinine is a product of nicotine found in saliva for about 25 hours after exposure to second-hand smoke

  • Medicare has decided not to pay for virtual colonoscopies

  • "Father" of artificial organs dies at 97, his artificial kidney evolved into modern dialysis machines

  • Increasing CD4 count with interleukin-2 does not benefit people with HIV

  • "Kissing transmits information about taste, smell and even immune system"

  • Depression and anxiety are major factors in neck pain

  • Surgery often unnecessary for low back pain, success rate with spinal fusion has been between 50 percent and 60 percent

  • Colon Cancer 24% Less Common Among the Most Physically Active People

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