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.

  • Measuring the Happiness of Large-Scale Written Expression: Happiness of song lyrics down from the 1960s to the 1990s. Happiness of blogs has steadily increased from 2005 to 2009

  • Antidepressant use almost doubles in U.S. between 1996 and 2005. 6% of people in U.S. prescribed an antidepressant in 1996 - 13 million, this rose to 10% or 27 million by 2005

  • "Daily Omega-3s Recommended for Heart: we only need to treat 56 patients for four years to prevent one death"

  • TIME: If a Health-Care Bill Passes, Nurse Practitioners Could Be Key

  • Injuries related to physical education (PE) increased 150 percent -- from 24,000 in 1997 to about 62,000 in 2007

  • Study: People with blood types A, B, AB at increased risk of pancreatic cancer. Those with blood type O aren't.

  • Doctors from Cuba, Starting Over in U.S. as Nurses

  • PubMed abstract: "Does Facebook bring out the green-eyed monster of jealousy?"

  • Second thoughts on safety of shredded tires at children playgrounds

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) is not an endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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