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:

Darusentan, an endothelin-receptor antagonist, is a new drug for high blood pressure. Darusentan reduces blood pressure in patients who have not attained treatment goal with 3 or more antihypertensives

Antivirals did not provide added benefit compared with steroids alone in patients with Bell’s palsy

Only 13% of doctors would choose to disclose mental illness to another health professional

What doctors earn in the UK: 7 doctors at different stages in their careers talk candidly about their income

University of Chicago researcher dies from infection possibly caused by plague he was studying

Social networking sites: a novel portal for communication - The authors made some too optimistic conclusions.

Growing number of drug makers are offering coupons that help reduce the out-of-pocket costs of some prescription drugs

A patient chronicles their anaphylactic reaction to a wasp sting on Flickr - Not safe and definitely not a recommended thing to do.

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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