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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… Read More »

'I had bacterial meningitis and septicaemia' – DWTS presenter James Patrice told he was 'so lucky' by doctors

James Patrice, and right, as a ten-year-old ‘I had bacterial meningitis and septicaemia’ – DWTS presenter James Patrice told he was ‘so lucky’ by doctors Independent.ie Television star James Patrice has opened up about how he was left fighting for his life after contracting deadly meningitis as a ten-year-old. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/i-had-bacterial-meningitis-and-septicaemia-dwts-presenter-james-patrice-told-he-was-so-lucky-by-doctors-37713909.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article37713875.ece/810de/AUTOCROP/h342/jamespatrice.PNG Email Television star James… Read More »

New York resident develops bacterial infection after drinking raw milk from Pennsylvania farm: officials

The New York resident who was infected has not been identified. (iStock) A New York resident has developed a bacterial infection after drinking raw milk that likely came from a farm in Pennsylvania, the New York Department of Health announced this week. The resident, who has not been identified, was infected with RB51 — a… Read More »