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.

  • Sales of “energy shots” are soaring in the middle of a recession - concentrated caffeine, B vitamins and amino acids. Students (ab)use energy drinks to cram for exams, take them in combination with Adderall

  • Dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha/gamma agonist aleglitazar in DM2 - early results are encouraging

  • Study: Famotidine prevents gastric and duodenal ulcers, and erosive oesophagitis in patients taking low-dose aspirin

  • Stressful jobs: "strain on immigration judges similar to that on prison wardens and hospital physicians" - study

  • Cut-Prone Professional Fighters Turn to Plastic Surgery to Limit Bleeding
  • More cash-strapped Americans resort to paying medical bills on credit cards

  • Health Bill in House Relies on Wealth Tax with a package of surtaxes on families making $350,000 or more. Health bill to cost $1 trillion - half the cost will come from budget savings from payments to health care providers

  • Simple Strategies to De-Stress a Recession-Riddled Life -

  • U.S. National Library of Medicine tips on managing stress - interactive step-by-step tutorial

  • Comprehensive List of Interactive Health Tutorials by the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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