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.

  • Eating a light meal during labour did not influence obstetric or neonatal outcomes, nor did it increase vomiting

  • Allowing a pregnant woman to eat during labor does not seem to have any impact on the outcome of the infant or mother. The C-section rate was 30% in each group - women who ate a light meal during labor and those who did not

  • WHO Stresses TB-HIV Link : HIV patients accounted for a quarter of people who died from tuberculosis in 2007

  • Fluoroscopy-guided lumbar puncture, doubles the risk of bleeding in people older than 80 years compared to younger people

  • Not surprising: Dog-bite injuries in children (head and neck) peak in warm weather. Dog-bite injuries in children: family pet was to blame in 27%, pit bulls were most commonly involved.

  • Sleeping position does not influence the severity of flat head syndrome in infants (deformational plagiocephaly)

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