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.

  • Divorce and death of a spouse frequently have long-term negative consequences for health, even in people who remarry. People who were divorced or widowed were 20% more likely to have heart disease, diabetes, cancer

  • Higher speed limits led to about 12,500 more deaths on US roads between 1995 and 2005. In 1974, Maximum Speed Law put a 55 mph speed limit on all interstate roads - led to 16.4% drop in car crash mortality
  • NIH stopped a trial of sildenafil (Viagra) in sickle cell patients with pulmonary HTN due to serious medical problems. "30% of sickle cell disease patients develop pulmonary hypertension, which can kill them suddenly" -- Sildenafil works in symptomatic pulmonary arterial hypertension according to a 2005 NEJM study - but this trial was in sickle cell disease patients. There is another ongoing study: Sildenafil for Treatment of Priapism in Men With Sickle Cell Anemia

  • WHO: Tanning Beds Cause Melanoma, moved UV tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category -"carcinogenic to humans"

  • Early review by a respiratory physician leads to a shorter length of stay in non-severe community-acquired pneumonia

  • Jen McCabe Gorman shares her experience on YouTube as she opens her genetic profile results from 23andMe

  • PubMed: The commonest reason for inserting foreign bodies

  • CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer’s: A42, T-tau, P-tau (amyloid1-42, total tau protein, tau phosphorylated position 181 threonine)

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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