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.

  • Breathing in the smoke of just one cigarette a day increases your risk of cardiovascular disease by 20-30%. Just a few whiffs of tobacco smoke or dirty air can have a profound negative impact on your heart’s health. --The real effect of smoking: Rick Baker’s realistic Popeye

  • Back and forth: Heartburn PPI Drugs now OK With Plavix according to a new study, Findings Differ From Other Studies

  • Hard to believe: Drinkers May Exercise More Than Teetotalers. Activity levels rise along with alcohol use, survey shows

  • "Wonder how Federer continues to dominate in tennis? It's all in the footwork." See interactive graphic:

  • According to the World Tourism Organization, Americans take the fewest vacation days of any nation - just 13 paid days

  • A blog reborn: Life in the Fast Lane: Emergency Medicine, eLearning and health 2.0

  • Check PeRSSonalized Medicine from Webicina after the redesign, especially the different categories in top right corner

  • Annals of Internal Medicine is the first major medical journal (member of the big 5) to allow embedding of their videos

  • "Personalized medicine is ready for prime time now: KIF6 predicts statin response, LPA predicts aspirin response"

  • Human Embryology Animations from Indiana University

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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