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.

  • Nasal steroid sprays used for allergic rhinitis may trigger migraine. A connection between allergic rhinitis and migraine has already been established, intranasal steroids might worsen this http://is.gd/ltUW

  • I doubt this: "Having a glass of wine a day may lower the risk of developing Barrett's esophagus pre-cancer" http://is.gd/ltZN

  • Alcohol abuse may lead to depression according to a long-term study conducted over 25 years http://is.gd/luhY

  • The title says it all: "Two Hamburgers, an Order of Fries, and the Metabolic Syndrome to Go, Please!" Western diet, rich in meat, refined grains, and fried foods, increases the risk of developing metabolic syndrome http://is.gd/luUn

  • Hand Washing May Reduce Episodes of Diarrhea by 30% http://tinyurl.com/ca7uqd

  • 20 percent of patients presenting to a family physician with a foot problem have an ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) http://is.gd/luVV

  • Long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids associated with an increased risk for pneumonia in COPD. Number needed to harm for ICS to cause pneumonia in COPD = 47, but there was no increase in mortality. Inhaled corticosteroids are recommended when forced expiratory volume is less than 50% of expected in stage III or IV COPD http://is.gd/luYo

  • In the clinical trials of COPD patients, It took five minutes for the bronchodilatory effect of Symbicort to work http://is.gd/ltTs

  • Procalcitonin (PCT) May Predict Serious Bacterial Infection in Febrile Infants http://is.gd/luZN

  • Daily Consumption of DIET Soda Linked to Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes. Study participants who drank diet soda daily had a 67% greater risk for type 2 diabetes vs those who did not drink diet soda http://is.gd/lv0u

  • Acne defined as a 'chronic disease' because it leaves psychologic sequelae and requires professional help for years http://is.gd/lv3x

  • Saline Nasal Wash May Be Helpful for Acute Rhinitis in Children http://is.gd/lv7m

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