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.

  • More than half of ER nurses have been assaulted on the job. 50% of ER nurses have been assaulted: spit on, hit, pushed, shoved, scratched or kicked by patients while on duty. 1 in 4 ER nurses reported experiencing assaults by patients more than 20 times in the past three years

  • Stress Raises Belly Fat and Heart Risks (in monkeys)

  • PubMed abstract: Are "laughing" rats the evolutionary antecedents of human joy?

  • Ten things we don't understand about humans, from New Scientist

  • Updated: Cleveland Clinic online medical reference - Disease Management Project

  • Some thoughts on sharing full lab reports with patients, by Dr. Rob

  • Statisticians can earn $125,000 at top companies in their first year after getting a doctorate

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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