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.

  • In sepsis, a higher serum bilirubin level on ICU admission is associated with subsequent ARDS development and mortality

  • 142 out of 1,155 cases of influenza A (H1N1) tested were resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu)

  • Self-plagiarism: unintentional, harmless, or fraud? Journals increasingly seeing submissions in which large parts of text have been copied from previously published papers by the same author. Lancet

  • 8% of men and 0·4% of women have impaired colour-vision, of whom half are unable to recognise the main colours. 2% people with impaired colour-vision confuse their medication because they had mistaken the colour of tablets.

  • Kudzu, a fast-growing vine considered a nuisance covering everything in its path, may help metabolic syndrome

  • People who are heavily in debt are more likely to be heavy themselves, too

  • Cooking gave early humans an advantage over other primates, leading to larger brains and more free time

  • Multitasking Doesn't Mean Higher Productivity, may weaken cognitive ability

  • Restaurants are substituting cheaper fish, like catfish, for more expensive species like grouper and red snapper

  • Reaching across the globe, Cleveland Clinic will provide fellowships to Australian doctors

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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