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:

Spending on health care in US is 17.3% of GDP, up from 16.2% in 2008 - largest percentage increase in 5 decades

People who drank 2 or more soft drinks a week had an 87% increased risk of pancreatic cancer

Thirdhand Smoke (tobacco smoke residue) Creates Indoor Cancer Risk. Nicotine reacts with indoor air pollutant to form carcinogenic compounds called tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs)

Mediterranean diet may help prevent dementia - CNN

Latrepirdine (Dimebon) - oral medication developed for Alzheimer's - may also help patients with Huntington's chorea

Paroxetine use during tamoxifen treatment is associated with an increased risk of death from breast cancer - BMJ
Crestor (rosuvastatin) Wins Approval as a Drug to Prevent Heart Disease in People with Normal Cholesterol Levels. Cheaper generic versions of Lipitor are expected in late 2011      

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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