Diabetics more likely to experience high blood sugar after joint surgery

People with diabetes who undergo joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the operation, increasing their chances of developing infections and other complications, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City and The Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. Previous studies have shown that […]

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Khloe Kardashian Says True’s Future Is ‘So Bright’ After Cheating Scandal

Putting the past behind them. Khloé Kardashian hinted that she and daughter True, 10 months, are looking forward to the future with a gallery of adorable photos of her little one in a pair of red heart-shaped sunglasses and a matching top. “Future so bright, She gotta wear shades,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 34, captioned the Instagram […]

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Mental Health Symptoms Common After Mild Brain Injury

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 — Approximately one in five individuals may develop mental health symptoms up to six months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), according to a study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry. Murray B. Stein, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of California in San Diego, and colleagues evaluated the prevalence of and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder […]

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Risk factors ID’d for site infection after orthopedic surgery in seniors

(HealthDay)—Five risk factors are independently associated with surgical site infection among geriatric patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the International Wound Journal. Zhiquan Liang, from the First Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed medical records (January 2014 through September 2017) for 4,818 patients ≥60 years old undergoing […]

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Mailman loses part of finger after dog bites hand through door slot

A woman tried claiming the postman who had his finger bitten off by her dog as he pushed post through the letterbox had it coming because he was "trespassing." (SWNS) A mailman has lost the tip of his ring finger to a bull terrier after he attempted to push his customer’s letters through a slot in the front door. The dog’s […]

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A century after the Spanish flu, preparing for the next pandemic

Spare a thought this morning as you open up or login to the Herald  over breakfast. With their toast and porridge, Herald readers 100 years ago to the day – on January 25, 1919 – read the news of the suspected arrival in their midst of what was to become the most threatening health crisis Sydney has ever faced – the so-called […]

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U.S. doctor released from Omaha hospital after Ebola monitoring

(HealthDay)—An American doctor who was monitored for 21 days after possible Ebola exposure did not develop the deadly disease and has been released from the Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, officials say. The unidentified doctor’s possible exposure to Ebola occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is an Ebola outbreak. “This person completed the required 21-day monitoring […]

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Mutual appreciation key to saving marriage after a stroke, study shows

Laurel Sproule knew something in her 18-year marriage was changing when she came into the kitchen and found her husband Fred just standing there. He’d suffered a recent heart attack and then a stroke, but was home, and slowly responding to therapy. Getting ready to go out one day, they needed to eat lunch first, so Laurel laid out sandwich […]

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Kendall Jenner Is Facing Serious Backlash After Her Over-Hyped Announcement About Acne

The Kardashian Jenner clan has a way of, well, getting people’s attention. And that’s exactly what Kris Jenner did over the weekend when she tweeted that daughter Kendall had a huge announcement to make on Sunday. “Prepare to be moved,” Kris wrote, followed by mysterious hashtags like #bethechange and #shareyourstory. Drum roll please…Kendall’s big announcement was that she has a new partnership […]

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