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%

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

CT scans may cause 29,000 new cancers per year in the U.S.

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  -- What’s In Your Energy Drink? INFOGRAPHIC
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

People who have higher levels of appetite-suppressing hormone leptin may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's

"The challenge of Web 2.0-based virtual ICU" review cites as an example and
2009 in review: Two hospitalists examine the latest evidence that has changed how they practice

Very low-calorie diets (VLCD): Life on 800 calories a day

Auto-appendectomy in the Antarctic

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