Prosthetic Joint Infections Not Related to Invasive Dental Procedures

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients with prosthetic joints do not need antibiotics prior to an invasive dental procedure to prevent infections, a new study from the UK suggests. Dentists in the U.S. are under pressure from orthopedic surgeons and their patients with prosthetic joints to provide antibiotic prophylaxis before…

Australia records deadliest day of pandemic with 80 deaths

Australia on Friday reported its deadliest day of the pandemic with 80 coronavirus fatalities, as an outbreak of the omicron variant continued to take a toll. But Dominic Perrottet, premier of the most populous state, New South Wales, said a slight decrease in hospitalizations gave him some hope about the…

Soaring COVID self-test kit sales fuel India underreporting fears

Booming sales of home self-test kits for COVID are prompting Indian authorities to tighten the rules around their sale and fuelling long-held fears of underreporting as cases surge. In the last seven days, India recorded more than 1.9 million new infections—an increase of 57 percent on the previous week, according…

Poland hits pandemic record of over 36,600 daily infections

Poland’s deputy health minister said Friday the nation hit a COVID-19 pandemic record of 36,665 new infections reported in 24 hours. Waldemar Kraska said that 1,390 among the new cases were confirmed as caused by the highly contagious omicron variant. Health care authorities are expecting up to 50,000 new daily…

New app helps preemie parents feel confident caring for their newborns

Parents of premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) receive a dizzying amount of information about their baby’s changing weight, respiratory levels, feeding patterns and more. It’s often too much for parents to absorb, especially when they’re sleep deprived and stressed. A smartphone app tested at Northwestern University,…

COVID-19 vaccination does not appear to impair fertility, study says

COVID-19 vaccination does not affect the chances of conceiving a child, according to a study of more than 2,000 couples that was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Researchers found no differences in the chances of conception if either male or female partner had been vaccinated, compared to unvaccinated…

Omicron-hit Moscow reports record daily COVID cases

Moscow reported Thursday a record number of new coronavirus infections over 24 hours, according to a government tally, as Russia braces for a fresh wave of cases driven by the Omicron variant. Russia—one of the worst-hit countries in the world by the virus—recorded 38,850 new cases Thursday, a figure edging…

Weight loss: The treatment doctors warn against – should be last resort

Mark Wright discusses his weight loss plans We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The post Christmas…