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.

  • Americans are exposed to seven times more radiation from diagnostic CT scans than in 1980

  • BMJ: New website brings history of medicine into 21st century and here: UK Science Museum's History of Medicine website: Photo: One of Laennec’s original stethoscopes 1815-1825

  • In past 2 years, 87 million in U.S. became uninsured

  • Higher levels of aluminum in drinking water increase people's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by a 2.26-fold

  • Regular consumption of a yogurt (Activia) containing probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis beneficial in IBS

  • CABG remains the standard of care for patients with three-vessel or left main CAD, better than PCI

  • HFA asthma inhalers can interfere with breath alcohol analyzer readings

  • New low-cost services on the Internet aim to provide basic health-care consultations more cheaply

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