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.

  • Masculinity is inversely related to a man's likelihood of receiving routine medical care.

  • The world's population to hit 7 billion in 2011, 97% of growth will happen in Asia, Africa, Latin America

  • Aspirin use after diagnosis of colorectal cancer associated with lower risk of cancer–specific and overall mortality

  • Mediterranean-type diet and higher physical activity were associated with reduced risk for Alzheimer disease

  • BBC: A survey of children's web habits shows that "sex" and "porn" are among the top 10 most-searched terms

  • 5.5 hours of sleep per night may increase diabetes risk

  • Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove: “We don’t hire smokers, and that’s perfectly legal”

  • Morning colonoscopies at Cleveland Clinic may catch more polyps than those done in the afternoon: 29% vs. 25%

  • The average age of first-time mothers in the U.S. jumped from 21.4 in 1970 to 25 in 2006. The average age of the mother at first birth in Switzerland is 29.4 and in Japan is 29.2

  • "X-ray Protection for Neonates: Save the Gonads"

  • Defying Dialysis, Man Bikes Across Country and

  • X-rays: Look What the Dog Swallowed!

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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