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:

Novo Nordisk's insulin Levemir was not associated with any increase in cancer in studies including 9,000 patients

JAMA: Plain surgical mask prevents influenza as well as N95 respirator - Doubtful.

"Safety Gurus: Penalize Doctors Who Don’t Follow the Rules" - WSJ

Antismoking drug Chantix has been linked to suicide but a new study shows that such risk is nonexistent or small

Americans turning their cars into wired offices claiming efficiency far outweigh the risk of a wreck. - So wrong.

Do people really lie 3 times within 10 minutes of meeting someone new?

Nephrolithiasis: Treatment, causes, and prevention - CCJM review

Pillbox - NLM's pill identification and information system is now live

Recognizing and treating cutaneous signs of liver disease - CCJM review

Understanding the Anxious Mind

Kawasaki disease in NYT

A professional look at the PubMed Redesign -- Pubmed and OVID Medline search the same database but access that content in very different ways for different audiences.

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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