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%)

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

Public swimming increases risk of gastroenteritis

Firm Brings Gene Tests to Masses, screens for more than 100 genetic diseases - NYTimes

Measuring hsCRP—An Important Part of a Comprehensive Risk Profile or a Clinically Redundant Practice?

Ghostwriting at Elite Academic Medical Centers in the U.S. - only 20% explicitly prohibit ghostwriting

Ten Misleading Drug Ads - and     

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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