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:

Coffee May Have Some Health Perks, but Can Brew Trouble in People With Certain Conditions. Coffee is the second most widely traded commodity in the world, after oil

Zinc Fingers May be a New Way to Edit DNA and Give Hope for Gene Therapy. Zinc fingers can be deployed as a word processing system for cutting and pasting genetic text (DNA)

"A burger or fried chicken with a side of diabetes?" How fast food increases BMI and diabetes risk:  Women who ate fast food burgers or fried chicken twice a week were 40-70% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes
Wedding ring dermatitis: Till Dermatitis Do Us Part

Never too late to quit smoking: heart attack survivors who quit live longer than those who keep puffing away

Household Transmission of 2009 H1N1 Influenza: contacts less than 18 years of age were twice as susceptible as 19-50 yr

Activated Protein C for Sepsis: clinical benefit and recommendations are controversial.

How McDonald's makes sure its burgers are safe: a glimpse into the world of extreme food safety - USA Today 

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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