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.

  • Very low blood pressure may boost risk of stroke/heart attack, according to a controversial report. The "danger" BP points, according to Messerli's analysis, are 110 for systolic pressure and 60 for diastolic pressure. Reducing systolic blood pressure to 110 was associated with a 3.1-fold increased risk of major cardiovascular events.

  • Urine and stool incontinence occur together in one in five women, researchers report.

  • Style of tennis racket grip related to type of wrist injury

  • Home treatment of psoriasis with UV light lamps at least as safe and effective as conventional phototherapy at clinics

  • Doing certain tongue and facial exercises for 30 minutes daily may ease the severity of obstructive sleep apnea

  • Anthropologist: Predators avoided early humans because body odor "too repugnant."

  • Women who are overweight or perform heavy lifting may be at increased risk of having weakened pelvic muscles

  • The cost for an uncomplicated baby delivery in a Los Angeles hospital? $36,625

  • 6.3 million Americans have diabetes without knowing it

  • Have you seen the NEJM H1N1 Influenza Center?

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