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.

  • Stroke risk increases with the number of fast-food restaurants in a given area

  • For every fast food restaurant in a designated neighborhood, the relative stroke risk increased 1%

  • Psoriasis Drug Raptiva (Efalizumab) Linked to progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in 3 Cases

  • Raptiva (Efalizumab) already has a black box warning about the risk of life-threatening infections, including PML

  • Efalizumab (Raptiva) is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to CD11a, a component of LFA-1 (integrin)
  • Most Americans infected with the AIDS live in cities, with 10 states accounting for 71 percent of cases

  • 56,300 people became newly infected with HIV in the U.S. in 2006, 48% were men who have sex with other men

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1 comment:

  1. Really great blog. I am currently pretty concerned with the whole idea of all of our medical records going live online. Do you know if there is a public poll for this or a contact from for the public to possibly reverse this idea? Thanks, Katrina