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.

  • Reglan (Metoclopramide) Gets 'Black Box' Warning for tardive dyskinesia. More than 2 million Americans use Metoclopramide, according to the FDA. Reglan (metoclopramide) is the most common cause of drug-induced movement disorders. 20% of patients who took Reglan did so for longer than 3 months despite recommendations to limit use to less than 3 months

  • Weight Loss May Take 250 Minutes of Exercise a Week

  • Hostile men more prone to weight gain than their laid-back peers. Prior studies have linked hostility to heart disease, high blood pressure, and a greater overall mortality risk

  • Emotional stress raises older adults' fall risk: 12-fold following a bout of anger. Sadness was linked to a nearly 6-fold increase in the risk of a fall-related fracture

  • Nucleic acid amplification tests for TB can cut the time for laboratory diagnosis from weeks to days

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