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 http://is.gd/jmq9

  • Cotinine is a product of nicotine found in saliva for about 25 hours after exposure to second-hand smoke http://is.gd/jmq9

  • Medicare has decided not to pay for virtual colonoscopies http://tinyurl.com/bxaw9e

  • "Father" of artificial organs dies at 97, his artificial kidney evolved into modern dialysis machines http://is.gd/jqHk

  • Increasing CD4 count with interleukin-2 does not benefit people with HIV http://is.gd/jqOQ

  • "Kissing transmits information about taste, smell and even immune system" http://is.gd/jsoo

  • Depression and anxiety are major factors in neck pain http://is.gd/jspQ

  • Surgery often unnecessary for low back pain, success rate with spinal fusion has been between 50 percent and 60 percent http://is.gd/jspZ

  • Colon Cancer 24% Less Common Among the Most Physically Active People http://is.gd/jsqI

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