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:

Strokes in children are rare but still occur at a rate of 2.4 per 100,000 kids per year in the U.S

37% of U.S. teen girls got at least 1 shot of Gardasil HPV vaccine. But only 18% have finished the 3-shot series.

People who suffer from major depression are at risk for low bone mineral density (BMD)

45,000 people die in the U.S. each year - one every 12 minutes - because they lack health insurance & can not get care

Text-to-Speech Technology Reaches an Inflection Point. Free TTS Software: ChipSpeaking, Etriloquist (PC), MyFTC (PC), MyVoiceX (PC and Mac), NaturalReader (PC), pVoice (PC), and ReadPlease (PC).

45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul - Unrealistic.

Couldn't we fix the health care system by paying doctors less? - No. In France & Great Britain, students go directly to medical school after high school, and entire education is free.

"Dizziness and Cough? We’re Dropping Your Insurance" - WSJ

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source, links, etc. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support. Image source:, public domain.

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