Health News of the Day, part 2

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.

  • Scientists Identify First Human With Gorilla Strain of HIV

  • How Different Social Groups Spend Their Day

  • DSM-V may broaden the definition of mental disorder, includes "Bitterness, Compulsive Shopping, Internet Addiction." The 1982 edition of APA's diagnostic manual included more than 100 "new" mental disorders

  • Pure mathematics: "Your body wasn’t built to last: a lesson from human mortality rates." Gompertz Law of human mortality: Your probability of dying during a given year doubles every 8 years

  • A town in a Tibetan area in northwest China has been sealed off after two of its residents died from pneumonic plague

  • Scary: "10 Great ways to fry your heart and arteries"

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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