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.

  • Men with a higher intake of vitamin C from food or supplements have a lower risk of developing gout. Every 500 milligram increase of daily vitamin C intake produced a 17 percent decrease in the risk for gout. Men with a daily intake of vitamin C 1,500 mg had a 45% lower risk of gout than those who took less than 250 mg a day

  • Discussing end-of-life care lowers cost by $77 million a year for U.S. cancer patients alone. 1/3 of expenses in last year of life spent in the final month, aggressive treatments in the final month accounting for 80%. End-of-life care: palliative care led to more comfortable deaths, and aggressive care did not prolong life.

  • Depression, anger, and hostility may be red flags of heightened heart disease risk. Chronically angry or hostile adults with no history of CAD may be 19% more likely to develop heart disease. Angry or hostile heart disease patients are 24% more likely to have a poor prognosis. Chronic anger, hostility, depression - risk factors for heart disease, just like hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol

  • Injections of ozone gas into the spine showing promise for relief of herniated disc-related lower back pain

  • Secrets of Gray Hair: 50% of 50-year-olds are at least 50% gray

  • Children of older fathers do less well in IQ tests

  • High prevalence of child marriage in India: 22.6% married before 16, 44.5% married between 16 and 17

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