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.

  • New abbreviation for swine flu: S-OIV = swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus - Mexico experience: S-OIV causes severe illness, ARDS, death in previously healthy persons who are young to middle-aged

  • X-ray: A man swallowed a spoon while trying to extract a fish bone that was stuck in his throat - This is a video of the well-known story Old Lady Swallowed a Fly, by Cullen's Abc's - A NEJM case report and a T-shirt sign look made for each other and

  • CNN: Should your daughter get Gardasil, the vaccine against HPV?

  • Stressed-out and sleep-deprived, college students are frequently taking OTC and prescription drugs - College students often reported disturbed sleep; over 60% were categorized as poor-quality sleepers

  • 5 percent of people get by on six hours or less of sleep a night without any ill effects - People With a Rare Gene Mutation Only Need a 6-Hour Sleep, No Naps, Instead of the Typical 8 Hours

  • Eating fatty food almost immediately decreases both short-term memory and exercise performance (in rats)

  • "Patient wants prescription. Physician says no. Patient bites doctor's finger off." via @amednews

  • White House’s kitchen garden site revealed high levels of lead, had to add lime, etc. to the soil to improve it

  • Aromatherapy: application of "shoe-smell" to control epileptic seizures in some Eastern countries.

  • "For The Record Book, The Mathematics of a Smoker = one cigarette every 10.8 minutes"

  • Social Media at CDC

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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