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.

  • Study: Brilinta (ticagrelor) prevents heart attacks better than Plavix, the world's second biggest selling drug. Patients with ACS who took Brilinta were 16% less likely than those on Plavix to die from CV causes or suffer a heart attack or stroke. Pradaxa (dabigatran) BID reduced the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in Afib by 34% compared to warfarin. Pradaxa, or dabigatran: no increase in the risk of major bleeding, and there were no signs of liver damage

  • An Orthopedic Surgeon Shares His Experience with Social Media, Email and How They Benefit His Everyday Clinical Work

  • How to coach children away from unhealthy eating without sowing panic. Study: Father’s projected attention to and remarks about a daughter’s weight may increase her risk of eating disorders

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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