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.

  • Tea, Coffee May Reduce Stroke Risk

  • Strokes were 21% less common among people who drank 3 cups of tea per day, whether that tea was green tea or black tea

  • Study: The more cups of coffee participants drank, the less likely they were to report ever being diagnosed with a stroke

  • Online social networking may 'harm health' due to reduction of face-to-face contact

  • Generic drugs aren’t making it to the market because manufacturers of brand-name drugs pay makers of generics to delay?

  • New way of doing business: “pay-for-delay” settlements for generic drugs

  • Computer Diagnoses Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Disease Over the Internet

  • BBC: Smokers of all social classes have a much higher risk of premature death than even the poorest non-smokers

  • CNN: Consumer advocate Clark Howard diagnosed with early prostate cancer - "small, isolated pocket of cancer"

  • One in six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetimes, and one in 35 will die of the disease

  • NEJM raises questions about the ethics and the science of conducting studies increasingly outside the U.S.

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