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.

  • Fibrate drug may prevent or delay type 2 diabetes: rates of type 2 diabetes were 34% lower in the bezafibrate users

  • 1 in 5 patients taking a dopamine agonist for Parkinson's disease may develop compulsive gambling or hypersexuality

  • Former inmates prone to HTN, more than 7 million pass through U.S. jails each year, incarceration risk factor for HTN

  • Erectile Dysfunction Drugs (PDE5 inhibitors) Do Not Lead to Vision Loss After All

  • Heart patients who become depressed have a higher risk of developing heart failure

  • People who smoke both tobacco and marijuana may have a particularly high risk of developing COPD

  • Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) may be useful for vasomotor symptoms of menopause

  • A patient finds his EHR transferred from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Google Health had wrong data.

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