DOCTORS have helped infect patients with a deadly super-fungus by not washing their underarm thermometers properly before re-using them. One outbreak was so severe that experts from Britain's chemical weapons lab were brought in to tackle the infection. The Japanese Candida Auris … [Read more...] about Deadly armpit superfungus is being spread by seriously ill patients thanks to doctors’ underarm thermometers
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE No one should eat romaine lettuce — or any lettuce at all — unless they can be sure it’s not from Arizona, federal health officials said … [Read more...] about Don’t eat romaine lettuce, CDC now warns
ACUTE pancreatitis affects 4 in every 100,000 Brits - but what is it? Here we explain what it is, what the symptoms are, and whether Avicii had it. What is acute pancreatitis? Acute pancreatitis means severe inflamation of the pancreas, a large gland behind the stomach that helps … [Read more...] about What is acute pancreatitis, did Avicii suffer from the condition and what are the symptoms?
Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates. In fact, one of every three patients prescribed an opioid, such as Oxycontin, didn't take a single pill during their recuperation, said lead researcher Elizabeth … [Read more...] about Opioids Still Overprescribed Following Surgery
The United States is more ready for health disasters than it was five years ago, but certain regions still lag behind, a new report shows. The nation scored 7.1 on the 10-point 2018 National Health Security Preparedness Index. That's nearly 3 percent better than last year and … [Read more...] about US More Prepared for Health Disasters