Brexit could lead to thousands more deaths

No-deal Brexit will lead to thousands of deaths from heart attacks and strokes by driving up the price of fruit and vegetables, study claims, but critics brand it ‘Project Fear at its very worst’ Any deal under which the UK exits the EU will push up prices, experts claim  According to scientists, a no-deal Brexit would have the worst impact […]

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VA puts out call for deputy CMOs to help guide EHR modernization

The Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization at the U.S. Department of Veterans is looking for a few good men or women to help ensure its landmark Cerner EHR implementation is rolled out with clinical integrity – and optimal interoperability with the Department of Defense. The department is seeking candidates – who will be based in St. Louis, Seattle and […]

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High-tech tools, teamwork were key to separating infant girls joined at the head: Researchers report on the Delaney twins one year after surgery

Over a year and a half after the successful separation of two infant twins joined at the top of their heads, surgical team leaders report on this dramatic case in the Jan. 24 New England Journal of Medicine. The surgeons describe the innovative devices, elaborate planning and precisely orchestrated teamwork needed to perform the complex separation surgery at Children’s Hospital […]

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How a Student Died in His Sleep After Eating Leftover Pasta

The best part about preparing and cooking a big feast is having enough delicious leftovers to last you the next few nights. But there’s one crucial step when it comes to eating leftovers never to skip: storing them in the fridge. One young man who dined on leftover pasta didn’t do that, and it appears to have cost him his life.  […]

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Urgent recall due to Salmonella strain! Brands-Sausage from the market

Callback for the onion sausage due to Salmonella The meat processor Bell Germany has launched a recall for onion sausage, since in a sample of a microbial contamination with Salmonella was found. These bacteria can lead to diarrhea and other health problems. Salmonella in onion sausage The meat processing company Bell Germany will return to the “Zimbo Spicy onion sausage […]

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Opioid injecting linked to substantial rise in bacterial heart infections

A study of people who inject drugs found a significant increase in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious infection of the lining of the heart, possibly linked to increasing use of the opioid hydromorphone. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Infective endocarditis can be life-threatening. “We observed a substantial increase in the risk of infective […]

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