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.

  • Dr. Matthew Mintz: "Lantus Causes Cancer! Why Doesn't Anyone Seem Care?" - Insulin like growth factor (IGF-1) stimulates tumor growth. Lantus has a greater affinity for IGF-1 than human insulin. Levemir that has very little affinity for IGF-1 receptor (less than even human insulin) and is as effective as Lantus

  • Evidence does not support using probiotics to treat Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, CCJM:

  • Statins Reduce Heart Attacks and Strokes in Patients With Normal Cholesterol

  • Better USMLE 2 score associated with students caring for more patients/day & - Students, not residents.

  • 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. Rankings for 2009

  • FDA advisers vote to take Vicodin, Percocet off market

  • Dermatology Online Journal is a free open access journal supported by UC-Davis, Creative Commons license

  • Dr. Wes on the issue of placing pacers in 100-year olds

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