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.

  • Medicare Plans to Cut Specialists' Payments: Allergists get a 3% decrease (see page 716 of PDF for all specialties)

  • Oral factor Xa inhibitor Rivaroxaban increases bleeding and might reduce major ischaemic outcomes in ACS. Rivaroxaban oral direct factor Xa inhibitor effective in VTE prevention in elective orthopaedic surgery

  • Comparison of liraglutide, a human GLP-1 analogue, with exenatide, an exendin-based GLP-1 receptor agonist in DM2. Liraglutide daily provided greater improvements in glycaemic control than exenatide BID and was better tolerated

  • Nifurtimox-eflornithine combination therapy (NECT) for second-stage trypanosomiasis - infusion every 12 h for 7 days. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT; sleeping sickness) caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense is a fatal disease

  • Michael Jackson traveled with "mini-clinic" with IV drips and an anesthesiologist who medicated the insomniac singer. His anesthesiologist helped "take him down" and "bring him back up" during his HIStory tour in mid-90s. - "CNN Poll: Half of all Americans are Michael Jackson fans" - if only they had showed it to him earlier...

  • 5 Videos: Mayo Clinic held Tweetcamp to provide basic training for staff in using Twitter, applications in health care

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