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:


3 popular sanitizers killed 46-60% of microbes on the students' hands, far short of the advertised 99.99% http://bit.ly/8Iem77

15% of 12- to 17-year-olds have received sexually suggestive or nude images via text message, called "sexting" http://bit.ly/6Q9yOV -- 20% of teens age 13 to 19 said they had texted or posted online sexy photos or videos of themselves in a 2008 survey http://bit.ly/4F23cW

CT scans may cause 29,000 new cancers per year in the U.S. http://bit.ly/4E7bL3

The business of "liquid energy" has grown exponentially, 31% of 12-17 year olds regularly consume energy drinks. Most energy drinks contain 80 mg of caffeine per 250 ml can (some as much as 300-500 mg), tea contains 30 mg, coffee 90 mg http://bit.ly/4Owz2y  -- What’s In Your Energy Drink? INFOGRAPHIC  http://goo.gl/Ega9J
H-index has quickly become the standard measure by which medical schools judge the value of academic staff. The h-index is determined by the highest number of papers a researcher has published to receive at least that many citations http://bit.ly/5jl72Y

People who have higher levels of appetite-suppressing hormone leptin may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's http://bit.ly/7LKLQC

"The challenge of Web 2.0-based virtual ICU" review cites ClinicalCases.org as an example http://bit.ly/6pqGcR and http://bit.ly/7ylY7c
2009 in review: Two hospitalists examine the latest evidence that has changed how they practice http://bit.ly/92k0XD

Very low-calorie diets (VLCD): Life on 800 calories a day http://bit.ly/5tedaM

Auto-appendectomy in the Antarctic http://bit.ly/6ZEzJT

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: OpenClipArt.org, public domain.

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