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.

  • People who suffer chronic sleep problems are more likely to think about suicide or actually try to kill themselves

  • 7% of patients treated at a large U.S. hospital received enough radiation from CT scans to increase cancer risk by 1%

  • Simple test: Alzheimer's patients with an abnormal one-leg balance test experience greater decline in brain function

  • Insomnia may alter "hunger hormone" ghrelin which is involved in appetite control

  • JAMA Questioning Industry Funding of Medical Specialty Societies: Ads in journals are OK

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