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:

Did Mona Lisa Suffer From High Cholesterol and Michelangelo from kidney stones? Art historians speculate in TIME -- What’s behind the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic expression? The Mona Lisa Diet: High Cholesterol = Bucolic Smile?

12 Tips on Tattoo Removal from Cleveland Clinic

Physical Activity Data in Wolfram|Alpha - Estimate energy burned by running a specific distance in a given time

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+ - Check the interactive transcript (right sidebar). A Blue Zone is a region of the world where people commonly live active lives past the age of 100 years

RT @sandnsurf Never smoke whilst on home oxygen! (warning: graphic content for nonmedical readers)

RT @amednews Pilots use checklists. Should physicians? - Yes, I've used checklists in patient care for years. They can be very useful.

RT @amednews When menopause starts, cholesterol levels jump.

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1 comment:

  1. Ah, the picture of health.

    When Dr. Uffe Ravnskov MD PhD went back and looked at the literature he found that on average elderly people with higher cholesterol live longer. For those interested there are write-ups on this here