1 in 10 Worldwide Gets Wound Infection After Abdominal Surgery

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds. Rates vary widely, with overuse of antibiotics in poorer countries likely contributing to higher prevalence, the researchers said. “Worldwide, large amounts of antibiotics were consumed to prevent and treat…

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Here's to a Healthy Pregnancy

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Take good prenatal care of yourself and not only will you have a healthier baby, you’ll also lower his or her risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease later in life. First, you’ll want to monitor your weight while pregnant. A baby’s future diabetes risk, for…

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