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:

A mainstay of diabetes care for nearly two decades, metformin may have a new life as a cancer treatment.

Living With a Lifesaving Drug's Side Effects (Gleevec)

Indacaterol, once-daily LABA for COPD, improves lung function and reduces breathlessness compared to tiotropium

A Gallery of Google Health Oneboxes

Technology addiction among young people is having a disruptive effect on their learning. Among students aged 11 to 18, 63% felt addicted to the internet and 53% to their mobile phones. 17% of students said they spent at least 3 hours on their mobile phone

Americans with job-based insurance can expect to pay more for less next year. U.S. Employers to shift the cost of care to workers in 2010 through higher premiums, deductibles and co-payments. Average annual premium for family coverage in an employer-sponsored plan is $13,375, double since 1999.

Poll: doctors are among the biggest supporters a public option in the U.S. health care overhaul.

Positive-paper bias: Reviewers keener to give thumbs up to papers with positive results

The Secret Life of Teens: A Special Report

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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