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.

  • Quitting smoking causes a quick drop in inflammation markers such as CRP, TNF and IL-6

  • DASH Diet, Designed to Cut High Blood Pressure, May Also Make Kidney Stones Less Likely

  • Are freshwater fish as healthy to eat as ocean fish? - Probably not. Dioxins and PCBs build up in freshwater fish.

  • 25% of world’s population doesn’t taste bitter, some Neanderthals were in the same boat. Human (Homo sapiens) and Neanderthal lineages began to diverge a half-million years ago

  • Talk to my agent: Some physicians let others arrange the job

  • Half of American children 12 and older have cellphones

  • Osteoporosis drugs pamidronate and zoledronate effective in killing flu viruses in vitro

  • Children with lower-than-average intelligence are more likely to die young

  • NYT: Do Real Men Go to the Doctor? - Yes, they do... :)

  • "Social and medical history, all rolled into one"

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source, links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) is not an endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you - great updates! I was especially interested in the one about freshwater fish.