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:

How Exercising Keeps Your Cells Young. Regular physical activity can have a profound effect on cellular aging.

Using ear drops to remove impacted ear wax is better than no treatment, but no particular drops can be recommended

FDA approved Victoza (liraglutide), a once-daily injection to treat type 2 diabetes

A doctor shares his own experience as a patient with LASIK and PRK

"Doctors who are not on Facebook, Twitter and blogs risk becoming irrelevant" - USA Today - I don't think so. Web is global but most medicine is local. For example, a nephrologist thought Twitter would be a useful tool for promoting his practice but it did not work: - Medicine is still local.

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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  1. Rachel Yalinkilincer1/31/2010 10:54 AM

    I first heard the term telemere on TV. Recently it has seemed to come into vogue in the general public. It appears to be the true fountain of youth. I really liked the artice about exercise keeping cells young. I am curious as to what researchers think is a realistic amount of exercise the average person should engage in to reduce telemere shortening. Any thoughts?

  2. "I first heard the term telemere on TV. It appears to be the true fountain of youth."

    Telomere, not "telemere". Not a "fountain of youth" really. Just the caps at the end of chromosomes.