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.

  • Website Called "Rethinking Drinking" Helps Predict Alcohol Problems: 37% of Americans stay within "drinking limits." Only two in 100 of them progress to serious alcohol problems. 19% of Americans exceed daily/weekly drinking limits; one in 12 of those has already progressed to alcohol abuse. 35% of Americans don't drink at all - an eye-opener for people who drink heavily/surround themselves with people who drink

  • Naftidrofuryl improves walking distance in patients with intermittent claudication

  • Men with prostate cancer have a new treatment choice: "male lumpectomy" cryotherapy

  • Rebound Effect on Stopping Clopidogrel within 90 days of ACS: increased risk of death and acute myocardial infarction

  • Wal-Mart to Sell EMR at "high-volume, low-cost", $25,000 for first physician in a practice, support $4-6,500 a year

  • WHO: pinch of salt, handful of sugar & clean water is all that is needed to save 2 min children who die from diarrhea/yr

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