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.

  • A truly Web 2.0 congress: IAGG World Congress of Gerontology & Geriatrics - see for yourself:

  • Poor Working Conditions for Docs (time pressures, unfavorable organizational culture) May Affect Quality of Care. Adverse working conditions for PCPs may lead to stress, burnout and ultimately to lower quality patient care. 53.1% of PCPs reported time pressure during physical examinations, while 48.1% reported chaotic working environment. 48.8% of PCPs described their jobs as moderately or highly stressful, while 26.5% reported burnout

  • Dogs are good for you: dog ownership in early childhood may protect against development of inhalant sensitisation

  • BMJ 1996 review formula for Dr's info needs still valid today: "Info usefulness=relevance x validity / effort to get"

  • High proportion of trials published in Chinese medical journals are flawed, study shows - BMJ

  • Study: "Where do junior doctors look things up?" - @amcunningham finds the method and results section quite perplexing

  • "Quacks and Cures" - BBC audio slideshow

  • Zurich Chamber Orchestra Ads: Music and Medicine

  • "Sample Cover Letter for Journal Manuscript Resubmissions" by Dr. Baumeister - Use at your own risk

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