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.

  • Recommended daily sodium intake for people with HTN, over 40, and all African-American adults: 1,500 mg

  • A 65-year-old couple retiring in 2009 would need $240,000 to cover medical costs over the rest of their lives

  • Pet lovers beware: Cats, dogs are tripping hazards - 240 Americans go to ER daily for sprains, fractures caused by them. Women are 2.1 times more likely to have a pet-related fall

  • Beta-carotene, retinol, and lutein supplements at doses higher than in multivitamins, increase lung cancer risk

  • Video: Post-Op Interview - Lance Armstrong shows X-rays of his clavicle with 12 screws - Best wishes for speedy recovery!

  • Economy Down, Vasectomy Up: Urologists are reporting that twice as many men have been seeking permanent sterilization

  • Bad TV makes for worse medical education: medical students admitted they "learned" how to intubate from ER TV series

  • Trans Fat: When Zero Isn't Really Zero - eat a few snack foods a day and trans fats add up incrementally

  • BBC: "Drinking steaming hot tea may lead to oesophageal (food tube) cancer" - Who calls the esophagus "food tube"?

  • Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder who are not receiving medication often have sleep disturbances. Sleep problems affect 25 to 50 percent of children with ADHD

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