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 http://bit.ly/1YU9E

Medical Editors Push for Ghostwriting Crackdown - called "ghostbusting" http://bit.ly/4hmUmb

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 http://bit.ly/5o2HM

Inhaled Utensil Removed From the Lung of a Patient. The source: Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers http://bit.ly/1KTfk4

Caring for aging parents can quickly put the savings of adult children in jeopardy. NYT http://bit.ly/2sjirn

Farm waste is the biggest polluter of American rivers and is largely unregulated http://bit.ly/3I8NZF

Photos of boxers before and after fight http://bit.ly/2JyATN

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: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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