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:

Tomorrow's UK Doctors must be able to do 27 practical procedures safely and effectively

Young people: not as healthy as they seem - Major shifts in causes of mortality and morbidity over the past 25 years. Traffic accidents are the largest cause of death in young people and accounted for 14% of male and 5% of female deaths

Thousands of children living near smelting plants in China have unsafe levels of lead in their blood

Time for a ban on alcohol advertising - BMJ. UK has one of the highest rates of underage drinking and teenage pregnancy in the industrialised world

Picture quiz: Eye sign in an 18 year old man with psychosis

Current medical students are superior to students of the past, and smarter than their attendings - Really?... :)

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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