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.

  • Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Colds and Flu

  • People with the lowest vit. D (less than 10 ng/mL) 36% more likely to have an URTI than those with levels higher than 30

  • Higher Calcium Intake May Reduce Risk of Colorectal and GI Cancers

  • Older people who got most calcium from food/suppl. had a 16% lower risk of colorectal and other cancers of the GI tract

  • MicroRNAs in blood may lead to new tests for liver toxicity

  • Anger really can kill you by triggering potentially deadly heart rhythms (VT/VF)

  • Earthquakes, war or even the loss of a World Cup Soccer match can increase rates of death from sudden cardiac arrest

  • Urine test for lipocalin 2 (Lcn2) may tell of breast cancer's spread

  • Lipocalin 2 (Lcn2) gene associated with estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancers

  • Only 60 percent of the lifeguards reported using sunscreen

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