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.

  • High concentrations of a nicotine byproduct called NNAL in the urine can double the risk of developing lung cancer. Smokers with high urine levels of both nicotine byproducts NNAL and cotinine had more than 8 times risk of lung cancer

  • "Stay slim to save the planet: overweight people eat more than thin people and are more likely to travel by car. When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler"

  • NPR: A Food Critic Learns To Eat His Vegetables, by Mark Bittman: "Until recently, most people struggled to get enough calories: Meat was a feast food; sugar, a luxury; fat, a treasure"

  • Diabetes Patients Watching Funny Videos 30 min per day had a better HDL and lower inflammatory proteins

  • Low-Dose Naltrexone May Be an Effective, Low-Cost Treatment for Fibromyalgia


  • The movie Supersize Me available for free on YouTube (official release) - You just have to see it, if you haven't already.

  • Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before - Be sure to check the different categories in the left sidebar.

  • Dr. Zeiger from Google "Gone are the days where you should believe what your doctor tells you.." - That's a bad start...

  • Hospital Social Network Data & Charts: Blogs are clearly the least used tool - a shame since that's the only long form

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