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.

  • Children bullied at ages 8 or 10 were twice as likely to have psychotic symptoms by the time they hit adolescence. Study: 46% of children were bullied at either age 8 or 10

  • Easy Way to Ease Infant Immunization Pain: give the less painful vaccine first, most painful - last

  • Obese children and adolescents are 26 percent more likely to have some kind of allergy, especially to food

  • Bcl-2, p53, or high microvessel density in prostate cancer biopsy associated with an increased risk for death

  • "CKD-EPI creatinine equation is more accurate than MDRD equation and could replace it for routine clinical use"

  • Press releases from academic medical centers often promote research that has uncertain relevance to human health

  • "People not infected with Epstein-Barr virus do not get MS. All 100% of people who got MS in our study were infected"

  • In a study of U.S. retirees, volunteering significantly reduced the chances of dying over a four-year period.

  • French spend more time sleeping and eating than anyone else among the world's wealthy nations, according to a study

  • People with Alzheimer's disease who experience episodes of delirium have a more rapid decline in their mental capacity

  • World Asthma Day is May 5, 2009 (the first Tuesday of May) - improve asthma awareness and care around the world

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