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:

Touching your nose, mouth, or eyes with your unwashed hand gives you a 31% chance at getting sick with the flu. Having a person sick with the flu cough directly into your face gives you more than a 50% chance of getting sick. Inhaling the tiny particles in the air from a flu-infected person's cough or sneeze gives you a 17% chance of infection

Medical Editors Push for Ghostwriting Crackdown - called "ghostbusting"

A 50-year-old smoker with high blood pressure and high cholesterol can expect to die a decade earlier. 3 major risk factors (smoking, HTN, HLP) recorded on a single occasion in middle aged men = 10 years shorter life

Inhaled Utensil Removed From the Lung of a Patient. The source: Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

Caring for aging parents can quickly put the savings of adult children in jeopardy. NYT

Farm waste is the biggest polluter of American rivers and is largely unregulated

Photos of boxers before and after fight

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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