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.

  • Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures: No better than a sham procedure. NEJM

  • DVT prophylaxis after TKR: apixaban (factor Xa inhibitor) did not meet criteria for noninferiority to enoxaparin

  • Heavy Drinkers Face Increased Risk of 6 Cancers

  • Top-selling generic drugs and the branded drugs they're displacing

  • Teva: The king of generic drugs

  • TNF blockers increase cancer risk in children, lymphoma risk particularly high

  • Pain of peripheral IV insertion is reduced by using topical lidocaine cream or injected, buffered lidocaine

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1 comment:

  1. If the procedure is a fake than how do you explain this quote from a woman who got the Placebo and later a Vertebroplasty:

    "This year, when she had a second vertebral fracture, she went back to get the real thing. Her pain went away within 10 days. "For me it was better, because within 10 days to two weeks my pain was considerably relieved. I would go back for another one," she says."

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