Health News of the Day, part 2

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.

  • Study: "Humans prefer cockiness to expertise". "Bad news for scientists who try to be honest about gaps in their knowledge: Humans prefer cockiness to expertise"

  • A common blue food dye might provide the best treatment available so far for spinal cord injuries (in mice) Blue dye used in M&Ms and Gatorade may interrupt the cell death that follows spinal cord injury -- Rats injected with BBG blue dye to treat spinal injury regained their mobility but temporarily turned blue.

  • Tanning Beds Get Highest Carcinogen Rating: Melanoma risk rises 75 percent when device use begins before age 30

  • "NIH is encouraging its scientists to edit and even initiate Wikipedia articles in their fields."

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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