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.

  • Life expectancy is best in Japan (83 years) and worst in Sierra Leone (41 years), notes the WHO. In the U.S., life expectancy for a baby born in 2007 is 78 years. It's the same in Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Slovenia...

  • NPR: Decoding The Mystery Of Near-Death Experiences

  • 17% and 15% reductions in non-fatal myocardial infarction and CAD, respectively, with better control of blood sugar in DM2

  • CNN: Survey showed 1 in 5 adults admitted urinating in public pools

  • "Has Google killed the medical riddle?"

  • TIME: "Red Bull's New Cola: A Kick from Cocaine?" Banned in Germany.

  • More Evidence That Recession Is Bad for Patients and Doctors

  • Analysis of illness blogs: Reading and incorporating illness blogs into care will enhance patient-provider relationships?

  • Journal of Cell Science: "The importance of stupidity in scientific research"

  • CNN: South Carolina authorities have located a 555-pound teenager and his mother...

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