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:

Relative risk for incident CHD was 1.58 for CRP levels greater than 3.0 mg/L compared with levels less than 1.0 mg/L. Strong evidence that CRP is associated with CHD events. However, reducing CRP levels may not prevent CHD events

Self-Destructive Behavior in Cells May Hold Key to a Longer Life. Lysosomes and proteasome work non-stop: “Every 3 days, you basically have a new heart.” -- “If you don’t have a snack between lunch and dinner, you’re going to have to activate your lysosomes to get nutrients.” A strategy for survival, known as autophagy (“eating oneself”), evolved in our ancestors over 2 billion years ago

Patients with OSA are more vulnerable than healthy persons to the effects of alcohol and sleep restriction

Extended-duration zanamivir and oseltamivir highly efficacious for preventing symptomatic influenza

N.I.H. Chief drives a Harley, wears a black leather jacket, plays guitar with rock stars, and believes in God

Top 10 Mistakes Made by Medical Students and Residents in Clinical Rotations - Medscape

The Claim: With a Runny Nose, Green Calls for an Antibiotic. - Answer: Not really.

From the National Library of Medicine NLM: aggregated info and news on Netvibes

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