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.

  • Black Tea May Lower Blood Sugar, contains a polysaccharide that mimics type 2 diabetes drugs Precose and Glyset. Black tea polysaccharides inhibit an enzyme called alpha-glucosidase, which turns starch into glucose http://bit.ly/uAhvn - Warning: Do not stop your diabetes medications.

  • Immunity-suppressing drugs used in SLE can decrease the effects of flu vaccines, a Dutch study warns http://bit.ly/xLPbt

  • Plagiarism accusation hits stem-cell research: Editor retracts "sperm-creation paper" http://bit.ly/fBj33

  • Floppy iris syndrome: "semipermanent" drug effect of tamsulosin (Flomax)? http://bit.ly/18ltt0

  • Treating Patients as Partners, by Way of Informed Consent - NYT http://bit.ly/16SwYU

  • "How To Respond to an Angry Patient Complaint" by Susan Keane Baker http://bit.ly/AlY1D

  • Photos: A Careful Exam helps when looking for the cause of atrial fibrillation http://bit.ly/ft2Vt

  • Paco Addiction: Argentina's Ongoing Struggle http://bit.ly/l39pA

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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