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.

  • Infant Car Seats May Lower Oxygen Levels, Car Seats Are No Substitute for Crib. Infants placed in car seats for 1 hour had lower blood oxygen levels, upright position partially compresses chest wall

  • Cut Sugar Intake: Experts recommend far fewer teaspoons a day than average American now consumes. Recommended: No more than 6-8 teaspoons of added sugar per day, current intake is more than 22 teaspoons in the U.S. One 12-ounce (355 ml) can of regular soda contains 8 teaspoons of sugar - above the recommended daily limit for women

  • High blood pressure is linked to loss of mental function in people over 45. 10-point increase in diastolic blood pressure increased the odds of having some impairment in thinking ability by 7%

  • Moving to U.S. tied to 40% higher cancer risks for Hispanic adults

  • When patients lose jobs, physicians feel impact. 91% of Ohio doctors are seeing patients who have lost insurance.

  • Women with higher levels of testosterone turn out to be less risk averse, more willing to take risks - similar to men. Female MBA students with higher levels of testosterone were almost seven times more likely to take risks. Male stock traders with higher levels of testosterone in AM were more likely to make an unusually big profit that day

  • For the body conscious, "cankles" are ankles that connect to the calf in a straight line, with no curve. "Cankles" can point to diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular risks, lymphedema"

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer is also to blame for half of all cases of cancer of the penis. Penile cancer is rare, less than 1% of adult male cancers in Europe/North America, but 10% in parts of Africa and Asia. HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix likely to be marketed for prevention of penile cancer

  • Weight loss drug Xenical/Orlistat/Ali linked to liver injury by the FDA and

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