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:

Some Medical Students Break Confidentiality of Patients on Facebook and YouTube -- 60% of medical schools reported incidents of students’ posting unprofessional content online -- Medical schools report unprofessional online postings by students, but still don't not have adequate policy in place

Apparently healthy people with normal or even low cholesterol might benefit from taking a statin if their CRP is high

Mediterranean diet is heart healthy, but expensive, maybe even prohibitively so

Tired, and Stressed, Doctors Make More Mistakes, Study Finds -- Among internal medicine residents, fatigue and distress are associated with self-perceived medical errors.

2 new blood tests (SYNE1 and FOXE1) may help to make the diagnosis of colon and other GI cancers simpler

The Number of New Twitter Hospital Accounts Reaches a Flat Line - Not unexpected.

"Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away"

"7 ways to fewer wrinkles"

F.D.A. Bans Sale of Flavored Cigarettes but Consumers Switch to Flavored Cigars

Camel logo is back advertising Camel Snus, a tobacco packet that wedges in the upper lip - R. J. Reynolds is test-marketing “dissolvables” Camel Orbs, finely ground tobacco in small mint pellets like Tic Tacs. Snus has been used in Sweden since the early 1800s, 19% of Swedish men (and only 4% of women) use snus. Smoking for men in Sweden is among the lowest in Europe, 12%, compared to France 30%, Germany 37% and Greece 47%

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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