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:

"The brains of human beings seem built to process stories better than other forms of input. Without numbers, stories are just anecdotes, but without stories, numbers are just dry statistics"

How Much Do Doctors in Other Countries Make? NYT - - Contrary to expectations, the U.S. doesn't top the list for specialists.

75% of Italian and Canadian doctors report patients wait a long time to see specialists, 28% in the U.S.

Movie Theater Popcorn a Calorie Bomb: A large popcorn tub packs more fat and calories than 2 Big Macs

People who smoke or who have high blood pressure or diabetes in middle age are more likely to develop dementia

Hospitalist Blogs selected by the Society of Hospital Medicine - 2 are parked domains/spam now - the others are useful.

Historic photos: Famine in Uganda

Pediatric growth charts and growth percentile calculators and

Forensic science: Using insects to help solve crimes - CNN

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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