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.

  • 2nd hand smoke: 57% of nonsmokers in NYC have elevated levels of nicotine metabolite cotinine (nationwide average 45%). 2nd hand smoke accounts for 35,000 deaths from heart disease, 3,000 deaths from lung cancer in U.S. nonsmokers each year

  • Psoriasis drug Raptiva (efalizumab) is withdrawn from the market due to 3 cases of PML and

  • Efalizumab (Raptiva), mAb against CD11a, was also tried for treatment of severe atopic dermatitis

  • Employees who felt that team spirit at work was poor were 61% more likely to have a depressive disorder

  • With epidural hematoma, survival window without treatment is 90 minutes

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