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.

  • Most melanomas were detected as a result of dermatologist-initiated Full-Body Skin Exam (FBSE), not patient complaint

  • Sleep-disordered breathing is associated with all-cause mortality and specifically that due to coronary artery disease

  • PubMed: "Does garlic protect against vampires? An experimental study. Owing to the lack of vampires, we used leeches" - Link via "NCBI ROFL. Real articles. Funny subjects" - the brainchild of 2 Mol/Cell Biology graduate students at UC Berkeley

  • Mental Stress Training Is Planned for U.S. Soldiers: intended to prevent PTSD and depression.

  • Solar Drinking Water Disinfection (SODIS) to Reduce Childhood Diarrhoea: not very effective

  • The future of electronic biomedical journals: those who wanted to predict the future have always been wrong - Not true.

  • "Being a librarian these days is all about technology and customer service; no time to stick your nose in a book"

  • Renal Fellow: "I had always assumed that"Bence-Jones" protein was named after 2 doctors, Bence & Jones" - Not so.

  • NYT: Healthy One Day, Dying the Next: A Medical Race - Rare diagnosis: Wilson's disease.

  • Health Care in Britain: Expat Goes for a Checkup

  • How to Evaluate eHealth Interventions

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. Image source:, public domain.

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