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:

"What happens when doctors give patients more power? They may be less willing to try a potentially risky treatment. Asking patients to assume more responsibility for decisions re: their healthcare may have unanticipated consequences"

WHO: Phase out HIV drug Stavudine (d4T) because of "long-term, irreversible" side-effects

Spreadsheets: Impact of Medicare 2010 Fee Changes by Specialty & Consult Billing by Texas Medical Association. Impact of 2010 Medicare Fee Schedule, by Texas Medical Association (links to Excel Spreadsheets)

School: Students with BMI greater than 30 must take a fitness course or else... can't graduate.

2/3 of fresh broiler chickens purchased from U.S. grocers were contaminated with bacteria that cause food-borne illness. Salmonella found in 14% and campylobacter in 62% of the fresh broiler chickens purchased from U.S. grocers

PeRSSonalized Dentistry: Sites, Blogs, YouTube, Twitter

Is the conflict of interest unacceptable when drug companies conduct trials on their own drugs? BMJ

Eating 2 servings of salmon (4 oz each) per week can reduce risk of stroke and heart disease by 25% - CCF Health Tips

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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