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.

A single pinch of snuff (smokeless tobacco) has the same amount of dangerous chemicals found in 5 cigarettes. Sales of moist snuff have doubled since the 1980s, many users mistakenly believe the products are less hazardous. Smokeless tobacco/snuff contains an additional 21 smoke-related polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Smokeless tobacco contains 28 cancer-causing substances

Traces of cocaine taint up to 90% of paper money in the United States. Paper money become contaminated with cocaine during drug deals and directly through drug use, such as snorting cocaine through rolled bills. Amounts of cocaine found on U.S. bills ranged from .006-1,240 micrograms of cocaine per banknote (50 grains of sand)

6 clinical pediatric vignettes to be used for teaching and learning of basic medical Spanish

Cut pesticide intake by going organic on dirtiest produce (apples, lettuce) & conventional on cleanest (kiwi, tomatoes)

What Killed Mozart? - Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis? Mozart may have died of strep throat complications - The Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: An Epidemiologic Perspective

Smoking Worsens Multiple Sclerosis

Distressed 'type D' personality associated with mortality risk in peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

Average adult video game enthusiast is 35 years old and more overweight and less healthy than average

Lisinopril blocked development of multiple sclerosis in laboratory mice

"Do the menstrual cycles of women living together tend to synchronize?" Cycle synchronization might be reality (or not)

Study: For Short Kids, No Lack of Self-Esteem

CNN: Policy change: Doctors who shun insurance

Psychology blog: Why brainstorming is ineffective and how to fix it.

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