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

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

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

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

Case report: Woman lost consciousness soon after drinking a non-alcoholic beverage laced with cyanide, survived w tx

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

Liquid Tamiflu (pediatric) is in short supply - pharmacists are mixing cherry syrup with contents of Tamiflu capsules

Not your typical ER doctor: "Mafioso Medic" book review in the Lancet

CNN: Readers share their "most embarrassing health confessions"

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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