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:

Each Hour of TV Daily Associated With an 18% Increased Risk of Death From Cardiovascular Disease  -- Too much TV may mean earlier death - CNN. People who watched more than 4 hours of TV per day were 80% more likely to die from heart disease 

New Arthritis Drug Actemra (tocilizumab) Approved - an IL-6 Inhibitor to be given by once-monthly hour-long infusions

The Big Picture: Dakar Rally 2010 - Looking at the extent of injuries, the rally is probably a bad idea...
Risk of severe muscle toxicity with simvastatin may be higher than that with other statins

Bob Wachter reboots real-life Grand Rounds (not GR of medblogs): Why I Refused to Let Our Medical Grand Rounds Die Off

Updated: Acid-base Balance Cases and Calculators

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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