Is a Night in the Hospital Necessary After Hip, Knee Replacement?

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter> WEDNESDAY, Jan 19, 2022 — For many people undergoing hip or knee replacement, same-day surgery is a safe option, new research shows. Among people who are generally healthy, the study of nearly 1.8 million patients found similar post-operative complication rates among those who had joint replacement surgery on an outpatient … Read more

COVID Restrictions Eased in England

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that many COVID restrictions in England will be dropped because government experts believe the Omicron variable “has now peaked at the national level”. From January 27, no COVID-19 permits will be required to enter large-scale events and the use of face masks … Read more

AHA News: Celebrity Photographer Learned to Shoot With One Hand Following Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — The way you see it, freelance photographer Donna Dimali, taking pictures imparts important life lessons. “Focus on what’s important,” she said, “and if you don’t like the shot, take another one.” “We develop from the negatives, like the picture.” This attitude helped Dimali recover from a … Read more

Crowded Emergency Rooms Cost Lives: Study

Written by Kara Morris, HealthDay Reporter> Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – The seemingly endless waiting in the emergency department can be stressful for many reasons, but new research suggests that long delays in hospital admission may increase a patient’s risk of death within the next 30 days. . . why? One possible reason: A crowded … Read more

Conservatorships Keep the Homeless in Psychiatric Wards Too Long: Study

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter> Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – Homelessness is hard enough, but when exacerbated by serious mental health issues, the result can be an inability to function even at the most basic level. This sometimes leads to involuntary hospitalizations around the clock, and when this occurs, a state-appointed psychiatrist can take over … Read more

Heart Function Rebounds for Kids With COVID-Linked MIS-C

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay reporter> WEDNESDAY, January 19, 2022 — A rare and serious inflammatory condition called MIS-C can strike children weeks after they recover from a COVID infection. But now there’s good news for parents: Babies tend to make a full recovery from any heart injury within three months of getting sick, according to … Read more

Biden Plans to Send 400 Million N95 Masks to Americans for Free

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 — Biden administrations plan to announce Wednesday that they will be sending 400 million free non-surgical N95 masks to community health centers and pharmacies across the country so more Americans can get the most protective masks from COVID-19. The move follows updated mask guidance issued by the US Centers for Disease … Read more

“Nocebo effect” accounts for 76% of all adverse events in the COVID-19 vaccine trial group

The placebo effect is a phenomenon known to improve a person’s physical or mental health after taking a treatment with no pharmacological benefit – a sugar pill, or a syringe filled with saline, for example. While the biological, psychological, and genetic underpinnings of the placebo effect are not well understood, some theories point to expectations … Read more

NJ Governor Signs Syringe Access Expansion Bills, Thailand to Decriminalize Marijuana, More… (1/18/22)

It’s January, marijuana bills are coming fast and furious, a Utah bill would create a drug treatment task force, and more. Gary Chambers, the Louisiana Senate candidate, gets caught up in his first campaign ad. (Youtube) marijuana policy Introducing a marijuana legalization bill in Delaware. State Democrats are back again with a marijuana legalization bill. … Read more