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:

If deaths due to smoking were excluded, U.S. would rise to the top half of the rankings for developed countries

Head-injury patients are less likely to die if they have drunk alcohol, though they experience more complications

Influenza may account for a 35 percent to 50 percent rise in heart attack deaths during flu season

"Should you keep patients from commenting online?" - The answer is simple: No... :)

Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why.

NYT: Squeamish? A Nature Video Not to Watch and

Chilling: Final statements of prisoners executed by the State of Texas are available on a government Web site

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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