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:

Swine flu death rate similar to seasonal flu, likely lower than earlier estimates. Seasonal flu has a death rate of less than 0.1 percent -- but still kills 250,000-500,000 people globally every year. Mortality from H1N1 swine flu, ranges from 0.007 percent to 0.045 percent.

Less than half of health-care professionals get the flu shot each year

Low sex hormone–binding globulin (SHBG) is a strong predictor of the risk of type 2 diabetes

"ECMO Machine for Breathing Troubles May Aid in Swine Flu Care, Researchers Say"

Timeline for how to apply for a job after IM residency but good stuff for any resident - start one year prior

Physicians’ Beliefs and U.S. Health Care Reform — A National Survey

Less TV Brings More Parent-Child Interaction: Communication drops by 20% when the TV is on

10 Symptoms Too Dangerous To Ignore and

Happiness Project: Ten Tips for Getting Along with Your Mother-In-Law.

"Top 10 Useless Human Organs"

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