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.

  • Nature Editorial: "Stop blogging during scientific meetings" -- "Most researchers, if they're aware of social-networking applications, are likely to regard them as distractions at best." Conference organizers need to talk to their kids more often :)

  • Severe COPD Linked to Cognitive Impairment, COPD affects nearly 14% of adults over age 75 in the U.S.

  • Study: Rising unemployment rates seem to trigger more suicides and murders. For every 1% increase in unemployment, there was a 0.8% rise in suicide and murder rates in people younger than age 65

  • More Americans than ever are obese: 26 percent of the population

  • Reduced sleep duration predicted higher BP levels

  • Monoclonal antibody Raxibacumab against anthrax toxin useful for Treatment of Inhalational Anthrax in animal trials

  • Anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody Bevacizumab improved hearing in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

  • "Physician adopters say Twitter can help you promote your practice and communicate with colleagues"

  • Social networking etiquette for doctors: Making virtual acquaintances -

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