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:

Procalcitonin-guided strategy to treat suspected bacterial infections reduced antibiotic exposure in ICU by 2.7 days http://goo.gl/mws0

Both low and high HbA1c associated with increased mortality in diabetes. Guidelines for minimum HbA1c value may be needed. Survival as a function of HbA1c in type 2 diabetes: U-shaped association, with the lowest hazard ratio at HbA1c of 7·5% http://goo.gl/Lywx

No sedation vs. interrupted sedation in mechanical ventilation was associated with fewer days on the ventilator. Lancet http://goo.gl/OYoe

One Bowl = 2 Servings. Puzzled? F.D.A. Weighs Update to Standard Serving Sizes. http://goo.gl/GQuo

Cymbalta (duloxetine), used to treat depression, fibromyalgia, diabetic nerve pain, may also help low back pain. http://bit.ly/b2Z0Xq

Doctors were 30% more likely to recommend boys for growth hormone treatment compared with girls. http://goo.gl/ngSE

Can Foods Contribute to Infertility? Infertility seems to be more common in people with untreated celiac disease. http://goo.gl/iD27

UTI therapy: backup antibiotics as delayed prescription can help to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use. http://goo.gl/qL14


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3 comments:

  1. Is there any possibility to view the entire article discussing type 2 diabetics and their HbA1c results? I did read the abstract and tried to read the entire article however it is a pay per view site.
    Thanks, Rachel Y.

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  2. You can ask a medical librarian or try accessing the Lancet website through a computer at a medical library.

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