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.

  • The anti-smoking drug Chantix (varenicline) may also be able to help problem drinkers cut down on alcohol

  • Teenagers who experience a lot of daily interpersonal stress have increased CRP which is linked to CAD

  • Monoclonal antibody Actemra (Tocilizumab, anti-IL6R) caused deaths of 15 Japanese patients with RA, side effects in 200

  • Danish night shift workers with breast cancer awarded compensation. Will residents sue hospitals for night calls one day?

  • Incidence of CHF over the course of 20 years was much higher among blacks than among whites

  • Parasite toxoplasma may trigger schizophrenia by producing an enzyme that increases the production of dopamine? Parasite may trigger schizophrenia? "Toxoplasmosis screening would be warranted in psychological analysis"

  • Prostate Cancer Screening: U.S. Study Shows PSA Test Doesn't Save Lives; European Study Shows Modest Benefit. An European trial did show a modest, 20% survival benefit associated with PSA screening for prostate cancer

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  1. The problems related to healthcare disparities are becoming more evident. Fortunately, some of these topics are being addressed in CME activities.

  2. Nice blog ... really interesting articles, keep em coming :)