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

  • Polypill (called Plycap = thiazide, atenolol, ramipril, simvastatin, aspirin) promising in cutting heart risks

  • Polymeal: Diet of wine and chocolate, fish, almonds, and garlic might cut heart risk by more than 75%

  • Heavy use of marijuana may trigger psychosis

  • TASER shot to the head may cause a generalized tonic-clonic seizure

  • Tonsillectomy linked to excess weight gain in kids

  • Codapedia, a Wiki for medical coding will launch in April

  • Babies born between Apr-July more likely to have hypoplastic left heart syndrome, mother's Strep throat possible cause

  • Babies born just a few weeks earlier than 37 weeks are more likely to have developmental and behavior problems later on

  • "ICU Glycemic Control: Another Can’t Miss Quality Measure Bites the Dust"

  • CR: Considering switching to Crestor? At about $105 for a month’s supply, a year’s worth of Crestor can exceed $1,000

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