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:

MRSA causes more deaths in U.S. than HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, emphysema, and homicide combined.

Postoperative Blood Clot (DVT) Risk Greater, More Persistent Than Experts Thought -- Risk of DVT and PE after surgery is increased in the first 12 postoperative weeks (3 months)

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive treatment for neck pain - non-thermal laser irradiation is applied to sites of pain. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) reduces pain up to 22 weeks after treatment in patients with chronic neck pain

Retirement may help healing: Burden of ill-health is relieved by retirement for almost all workers in France

Diabetes patients who used sulfonylureas had a higher risk of death and heart failure than those who took metformin

U.S. Surgeon General: More minority doctors needed - USA Today

Loneliness spreads in social networks - CNN

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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