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.

  • Insomniacs who sleep less than five hours a night are five times more likely to develop high blood pressure. 8% to 10% of the U.S. population may be at risk for high blood pressure related to chronic insomnia

  • Alcohol use may raise risk of second breast cancer

  • Association Between Hospital-Reported Leapfrog Safe Practices Scores and Inpatient Mortality: None. JAMA:

  • High levels of enzyme phospholipid transferprotein may reduce benefit of statins

  • 20% of Medicare patients are readmitted within a month of being discharged, 30% are rehospitalized within 90 days

  • A scientist like no other: first Nobel prizewinner set to reach her hundredth birthday, senator for life in Italy

  • Which medical students pass out in the OR and why? BMC Medical Education:

  • Creatures with curative powers http://blogs.consumerreport...

  • CNN: "My son's struggle against deadly food allergies"

  • Bad headline of the day: 'People are shaking and killing their babies'

  • Journal Chest: Medical Writing Tip of the Month

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