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.

  • Pharmacological prophylaxis of CAD: reductions in both LDL cholesterol and hsCRP are needed. The Lancet:

  • Japanese researchers say mumps-related hearing loss in children may be 20 times more common than previously suggested. Among 7400 children who took hearing tests after mumps, 0.1% (7) had hearing severe loss that did not improve over time

  • Sleep Clears Way for New Learning: Want to learn something new? Try getting a good night’s sleep or taking a long nap. A very small number of neurons -- 16 out of about 200,000 -- are involved in the formation of new memories.

  • Citric acid in sports drinks linked to erosive tooth wear, wait 30 min before brushing to allow softened enamel 2 reharden

  • Man felt pain in his face after an MRI, and soon coughed up a nail. Doctors say it may have been lodged there for 30 yrs

  • Demi Moore responds to a suicide threat by a Twitter follower, police later took troubled texter into custody

  • Nurse charged with murdering 5 patients by injecting bleach while they were undergoing kidney dialysis

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