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.

  • Late Bedtimes Linked to Heart Disease: Men who go to bed after midnight have significantly more hardening of the arteries. The fewer hours a man slept each night, the higher his BMI, blood pressure, and triglyceride levels, a study showed http://bit.ly/fiYX

  • Polypill (called Plycap = thiazide, atenolol, ramipril, simvastatin, aspirin) promising in cutting heart risks http://bit.ly/16gA2h

  • Polymeal: Diet of wine and chocolate, fish, almonds, and garlic might cut heart risk by more than 75% http://bit.ly/KSX8T

  • Heavy use of marijuana may trigger psychosis http://bit.ly/xAvj4

  • TASER shot to the head may cause a generalized tonic-clonic seizure http://bit.ly/3WvOCn

  • Tonsillectomy linked to excess weight gain in kids http://bit.ly/2ocUjd

  • Codapedia, a Wiki for medical coding will launch in April http://www.codapedia.com/

  • Babies born between Apr-July more likely to have hypoplastic left heart syndrome, mother's Strep throat possible cause http://bit.ly/1JqENW

  • Babies born just a few weeks earlier than 37 weeks are more likely to have developmental and behavior problems later on http://bit.ly/fa3Gx

  • "ICU Glycemic Control: Another Can’t Miss Quality Measure Bites the Dust" http://bit.ly/lRHs3

  • CR: Considering switching to Crestor? At about $105 for a month’s supply, a year’s worth of Crestor can exceed $1,000 http://bit.ly/8D7dA

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