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.

  • Nine out of 10 new type 2 diabetes cases in older adults could be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes. 5 lifestyle factors -- activity, diet, smoking habits, alcohol, and body fat -- accounted for 90% of new diabetes cases

  • Reading magazines, knitting and quilting, and social activities in midlife cut the risk of dementia in 70-80s by 30%

  • Foreign Accent Syndrome after brain injury: Yorkshireman 'spoke with Irish accent after brain surgery'

  • Drinking up to about half a glass of wine daily may boost life expectancy

  • Long work hours and exposure to anesthetics may raise pregnant veterinarians' risk of premature delivery

  • U.S. cancer diagnoses will jump 45 percent by 2030


  • Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine: Cocoa and Cardiovascular Health

  • "Rota and Pneumococcus Vaccine Success Stories: Pediatric Emergency Practitioners Wonder “Where Have the Kids Gone?”

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