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.

  • In dysplastic Barrett's esophagus, radiofrequency ablation had a high rate of complete eradication

  • Type 2 diabetes is an increasing epidemic in Asia, with an onset at a relatively young age and low body mass index.

  • Acid-suppressants associated with 30% increased odds of hospital-acquired pneumonia, stat. significant only for PPIs

  • Compared with healthy young-adult men, the substantially larger NFL players had a higher prevalence of hypertension

  • Many teenagers routinely get just 3 to 5 hours sleep per night, study shows. Just one in five teens is getting the recommended eight hours of sleep each night.

  • Normal human skin is alive with bacteria - a hundred times more kinds of bacteria, in more places, than previously known. Bacteria thriving in "vibrant communities" in healthy skin

  • The Most Dangerous Room in the House for Seniors? Many experts believe it's the bathroom.

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