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:

U.S. Medical School Applications Flat, at just over two applicants for every spot. 4 new medical schools open doors this year: 2 in Florida, 1 in Texas and 1 in Pennsylvania

Belimumab (Benlysta) is a human monoclonal antibody that could become the first new drug for SLE in five decades

H1N1 swine flu has turned flu death statistics upside down: 90% of swine flu deaths have been under age 65.

Half of hospitalized with the new H1N1 virus are under 25 - the pandemic is affecting the young disproportionately

Are Physicians Obligated to Participate in Social Media? "The role of the physician in the 21st century will be defined by its role in the social health space"

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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