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.

  • BBC Listen Again: Case Notes Archive - A great resource.

  • BMJ iGoogle gadget - Nice...

  • In demand: health informatics specialists - physicians or not, Connecting the Dots of Medicine and Data

  • Botox Isn’t Just Skin Deep - used for more than 20 conditions

  • Chinese Bias for Baby Boys: males under 20 outnumber females by 32 million, largely because of sex-selective abortion. Births of boys in China exceed births of girls by more than 1.1 million, there were 120 boys born for every 100 girls

  • "Doctor-in-training had TB infection and may have exposed hundreds at 3 Chicago-area hospitals"

  • Bad news for newspapers: "Ask teens where they find news, and they typically say Yahoo!, Google, AOL or MSN." Will it be the same with NEJM vs UpToDate?

  • UK Government agrees to 1.5% pay rise for healthcare workers from 1 April, 2009. UK pay deal: year 1 doctor will be on a minimum of £22 190 while a consultant can expect to earn £74 504-100 446. Annual average net pay for a UK GP was about £107 667 before tax in 2006-7

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