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.

  • Treatment with monoclonal anti–TNF- antibodies for RA may be associated with increased risk of herpes zoster

  • TNF-alpha blockers doubled the risk of herpes zoster among rheumatoid arthritis sufferers in a 5,040-patient study

  • Monoclonal anti–TNF- antibodies Humira, Kineret, and Remicade each increased shingles risk by 80%. Enbrel did not.

  • JAMA: Half of adult cancer survivors are younger than 65 years but cancer survivorship is associated with unemployment

  • Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the third in women worldwide

  • Genetic test for colon cancer biomarker guanylyl cyclase 2 C from lymph nodes can help find "hidden" cancer cells

  • Quadrivalent meningococcal glycoconjugate vaccine is more immunogenic than the currently licensed unconjugated vaccine

  • DNA vaccines may be used to treat allergy in the future, Medscape:

  • Mechanism of DNA vaccines for allergy: vaccines could polarize dendritic cells to induce antiallergic T regulatory cells

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  1. What's your Twitter handle so I can help you RT these links?

  2. It's @AllergyNotes