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:

Should you 'friend' your doctor on Facebook? Some doctors may not want to blur line between professional and private. 55% of consumers want to be able to e-mail their doctors - We don't call patients "patients" anymore. CNN reader survey: only 11% would want to contact their doctor through social media.

How to Manage Dental Costs, With or Without Insurance. Left unchecked, a small cavity that would cost about $100 to fill can easily turn into a $1,000 root canal.

Otamixaban is an IV direct factor Xa inhibitor, reduces ischaemic events in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes

People who have colon polyps removed cut their risk of recurrence by 30% by eating a diet low in fat and high in fiber

Having thighs thinner than 23.6 inches around (top of the thigh), may signal risk of death or heart disease

Sulforaphane in broccoli could "switch on" a protective protein which is inactive in arteries vulnerable to clogging. How broccoli can protect your arteries: there could be an argument for taking sulforaphane in pill form.

Doubts About Scare Tactics on Drivers Who Text - I think it works. See for yourself:

Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection diagnosed and treated sooner since introduction of text message result service

A cautionary image for freshwater fishermen who eat what they catch (fish tapeworm infestation)

Review: The Internet as an adjunct for pediatric primary care.

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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