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:

Exercise remodels the brain, making it more stress-resistant (in rats, at least)

Another study: Regular consumption of alcohol reduces the risk of heart disease by 30-50%

Young athletes should be screened for heart disease with 2 tests rather than 1: ECG and echocardiogram

55% of adult Americans don't want to get the H1N1 flu vaccine according to a poll

Morphine can increase tumor cell proliferation, inhibit immune system, and promote growth of new blood vessels

Australian hospital staff set up anonymous blog to voice concerns about hospital cutbacks - BMJ

Tiny chip could be used to diagnose dozens of diseases - BBC - Chips don't diagnose diseases, doctors do.

A Scientist's Guide to Academic Etiquette

Social network sites 'need help buttons' for children to report concerns about bullying - BBC

"How should hospitalists be cultivated?" - Dr. RW discusses 2 competing models:

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1 comment:

  1. Is the healthcare bill being proposed going to have an adverse affect on the Masons / Shriners since their biggest fund raiser is raising moneys to care for children without insurance?

    They have several hospitals that help keep the doors open with donations the Shriners raise to help sick children. What will happen to their operations if all children in the USA now have health coverage?