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 bullet-point format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day:

Only 5% of Americans use email to communicate with their doctors, 51% search for health information online. Women are more likely than men to look up health information on the Internet (58% versus 43%) http://bit.ly/ba889N

Can eating fast food help you lose weight? NYTimes http://nyti.ms/cUofZb - Too many caveats to be considered a viable alternative to typical advice of diet and exercise.

Public swimming increases risk of gastroenteritis http://bit.ly/daos7r

Firm Brings Gene Tests to Masses, screens for more than 100 genetic diseases - NYTimes http://nyti.ms/bemUMP

Measuring hsCRP—An Important Part of a Comprehensive Risk Profile or a Clinically Redundant Practice? http://bit.ly/a1pMtX

Ghostwriting at Elite Academic Medical Centers in the U.S. - only 20% explicitly prohibit ghostwriting http://bit.ly/avjPjh

Ten Misleading Drug Ads - Forbes.com http://bit.ly/bYG50F and http://bit.ly/aI9tVY     

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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