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:

Eating slowly increases anorexigenic gut peptide which leads to appetite reduction

23% of people may have restless leg syndrome - much higher than previously reported rates of 3-10%

Outcomes for people who had CABG "off-pump" (without heart-lung machine) were worse than conventional procedure -- CABG “pump” might lead to memory problems/personality changes - some privately called such patients “pumpheads” - NYT. 20% of the 225,000-250,000 people who have bypass surgery each year have it off pump

Potential treatment for priapism (painful erections longer than 4 hours): adenosine deaminase used for SCID therapy

British hospitals banned doctor ties because they spread bacteria. In America, we made them germ resistant - ACP

Amednews: How to cope with litigation stress. 70- 86% of physicians felt depression, frustration and anger during a lawsuit, 16% experienced an illness/exacerbation

The United States ranks 30th in terms of infant mortality, affected by the high percentage of preterm births

CNN @elizcohencnn: "BPA is everywhere - here's how to avoid it"

Hospital bill stuns slain student’s parents: $ 6,000/minute for 5 minutes at the UC Davis Trauma Center

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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