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.

  • Swimmers at Florida beaches have a 37% higher risk of being exposed to Staphylococcus aureus, including MRSA

  • Vitamin D Deficiency: A Risk Factor for Heart Disease?

  • An injection of a patient's own bone-forming cells (osteoblasts) can speed the healing of fractures

  • Osteoblast injection into fracture area, under local anesthesia, was associated with a marked increase in fracture healing

  • Procalcitonin May Predict Serious Bacterial Infection in Febrile Infants, Medscape:

  • High-Dose Statins May Reduce Mortality in Sepsis Patients by 20%, Medscape:

  • Persons with chronic mental illness and/or substance abuse constitute 22% of US pop but consume 44% of cigarettes:

  • On average, patients with mental illness die 25 years earlier than the general population:

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