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.

  • HR, BP and blood flow change in response to musical crescendos (increase in volume and intensity) and decrescendos. HR, BP response seen even w/o emotional responses to the music, may synchronize "inherent cardiovascular rhythms"

  • First-Degree AV associated with increased risks of AF, pacemaker implantation, and all-cause mortality.

  • 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the first description of Pneumocystis, JAMA:

  • "Public should be cautious and wait for study findings before jumping on the bandwagon to take megadoses of vitamin D"

  • "Six Patient Behaviors That Drive Doctors Nuts"

  • How to Use Social Media: An Interview with Lee Aase of Mayo Clinic
  • "Unpublished Data, No Pictures Please" - If your data are so secret, may be you should not present them either... :)

  • Email logs can provide advance warning of an organisation reaching crisis point.

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