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.

  • A genetic locus on chromosome 12p13 is associated with an increased risk of stroke.

  • First criminal convictions for a doctor practicing medicine over the phone or internet:

  • Even low blood levels of lead during early childhood can lead to high blood pressure later in life

  • Low vitamin D were associated with increased odds of being hospitalized for asthma and more severe allergies.

  • Gum chewing was associated with a 3% increase in standardized math scores

  • Florida vet pharmacy wrongly prepared horse meds before polo match, 21 horses died

  • CNN: "Five clues that you are addicted to Facebook"

  • CNN: "Brain-Twitter project offers hope to paralyzed patients - post messages on Twitter using mind"

  • Home teeth whiteners may weaken enamel

  • Diet Low in Vitamins A and C Linked to Asthma and Wheeze, Medscape/Thorax (needs free reg.)

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  1. I love this site - It's like a buffet of health news and all do is stick my toothpick in...