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UK dentists should give antibiotics to patients at risk of heart infection: study

UK dentists should be encouraged to give antibiotics to patients at high risk of life-threatening heart infection before invasive procedures, a study has found. Research suggests that bacteria from the mouth entering the bloodstream during dental treatment could account for 30% to 40% of cases of infective endocarditis. The rare but life-threatening condition occurs when …

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A 29-year-old woman found a mark on her head and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. It turned out to be invasive skin cancer.

A 29-year-old woman found a mark on her head and was diagnosed with a fungal infection.  It turned out to be invasive skin cancer.

Melanoma is a rare skin cancer that is more dangerous than other skin cancers because it is more likely to invade other parts of the body.Sarah Lee A 29-year-old woman has said her deadly skin cancer was mistaken for a fungal infection. BBC journalist Sarah Lee said getting melanoma was a “terrifying surprise”. Melanoma is …

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Study finds even ‘mild’ Covid infection can leave you at risk of major killer a year later

Study finds even 'mild' Covid infection can leave you at risk of major killer a year later

Covid has consumed people’s lives in a way reminiscent of wartime. The state has swelled as a result of the lockdown measures and there is a rush to regain freedoms. While it’s tempting to see Covid as little more than an inconvenience, the evidence suggests it would be wise to take it more seriously. This …

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COVID-19 infection in crucial brain regions may lead to accelerated brain aging – Neuroscience News

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Summary: The effects of COVID-19 infection on neurological health are becoming increasingly evident. A new study reveals that COVID-19 may predispose people to irreversible neurological conditions, accelerate brain aging and increase the risk of stroke and brain bleeds. Source: Houston Methodist A new study by Houston Methodist researchers reviews emerging ideas and evidence suggesting that …

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