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:

Lots of Exercise in Midlife May Lead to Osteoarthritis -- Middle-aged people engaged in high levels of physical activity may be unwittingly damaging knees, increasing OA risk

Fitness May Sharpen Mind: A healthy body may be the first step to achieving a healthy mind and appetite for learning.

6-question screening test helps you determine whether you have diabetes or prediabetes but don't know it yet -- Risk: Age, sex, family history of DM, hypertension, obesity, and physical activity

CT scan images sent via an iPhone app were clear enough for correct diagnoses to be made in 99% of cases. "Your child has abdominal pain and doctor suspects appendicitis. But he wants to make sure. There’s an app for that"

Study: 50% of patients receiving abdominal CT scans did not need them, exposing them to radiation and cancer risk

People who smoke "skunk" -- a potent form of cannabis -- are 7 seven times more likely to develop psychoses

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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