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:

PSA cannot distinguish between lethal and harmless prostate cancer, leading to overdiagnosis and overtreatment - BMJ http://bit.ly/1AseSi -- Prostate specific antigen (PSA) concentrations below 1.0 ng/ml virtually ruled out a prostate cancer during follow-up. http://bit.ly/1AseSi

HIV vaccine reduces infection rate by a third, study shows http://bit.ly/StbUG

BMJ: Rebecca McKnight was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at age 15 but is now a qualified doctor with a healthy weight http://bit.ly/AuBxN

Increased prevalence of septal heart defects among children whose mothers were prescribed an SSRI in early pregnancy http://bit.ly/2kpWds

A low thigh circumference (small thighs) associated with increased risk of developing heart disease or premature death http://bit.ly/AVgOy -- BMJ editorial: Thigh circumference and risk of heart disease and premature death but association needs further research http://bit.ly/2xJ4Wg

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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