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:

Meta-analysis finds 6-13% increased risk of diabetes in those who received statin therapy -- Although statin therapy greatly lowers vascular risk, relationship of statins to incident diabetes remains uncertain -- "Statin-Induced Diabetes" - the headline of this editorial may be a bit premature considering the available evidence

Diabetes drug liraglutide contains a satiety hormone that helps decrease appetite, it also lowers blood pressure. Liraglutide helps obese adults (without diabetes) lose more weight than the weight-loss drug orlistat (Xenical, Alli) -- The injectable diabetes drug liraglutide helps obese people who do not have diabetes shed extra pounds

Having 5-8 glasses of water in the past 24 hours was associated with a 40% lower risk of having a gout attack. Drinking skim milk led to a 10% drop in uric acid levels (allopurinol results in a 20-30% drop)

Darusentan is a new vasodilatory, selective endothelin type A antagonist studied in treatment-resistant hypertension. Darusentan provides additional BP reduction in patients who have not attained treatment goals with 3 or more BP drugs

Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk for experiencing suicidal thoughts

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