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:

Resident recounts his experiences during the Match in JAMA and describes "unambiguous violations” of the rules http://bit.ly/1x3CDD

“A melting down of flesh and limbs into urine”, is how Aretaeus described diabetes in the first century AD. Lancet http://bit.ly/SlUMv

Dioxin (TCDD) poisoning of V. Yushchenko: blood levels more than 50 000-fold greater than general population - Lancet http://bit.ly/BxCsJ

Tracing an E. coli-infected hamburger that left a 22-year-old paralyzed - detailed reporting by NYTimes. The Burger That Shattered Her Life: According to NYT, Costco's ground meat seems to be the safest re: E. coli contamination http://bit.ly/4A1pUv

Case report: Woman lost consciousness soon after drinking a non-alcoholic beverage laced with cyanide, survived w tx http://bit.ly/qDQsC

NYC schools ban unhealthy fundraising: There shall be no cupcakes. No chocolate cake and no carrot cake. 40% of NYC elementary and middle school students are overweight or obese http://bit.ly/14p3YG

Liquid Tamiflu (pediatric) is in short supply - pharmacists are mixing cherry syrup with contents of Tamiflu capsules http://bit.ly/Ir5Cm

Not your typical ER doctor: "Mafioso Medic" book review in the Lancet http://bit.ly/xLsNg

CNN: Readers share their "most embarrassing health confessions" http://bit.ly/qd2Cb

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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