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‘Silent strokes’ after surgery: study

Up to three million people over the age of 65 each year could be experiencing “silent strokes” after surgery, research published in the Lancet medical journal suggests. Covert strokes, which are not obvious except on a brain scan, are more common than strokes that swiftly bring about visible symptoms, Canadian researchers found. They found that… Read More »

Sheraton Atlanta hotel cleared to reopen after outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease

The source of the outbreak at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has been traced to its cooling tower, the Georgia Department of Public Health now says. Public health officials also found Legionella bacteria in a decorative fountain in the atrium. There have been 13 lab-confirmed cases ”of Legionnaires’ disease, including one death, and 66 probable cases… Read More »

‘Silent’ strokes common after surgery, linked to cognitive decline

Canadian researchers have discovered that covert — or ‘silent’ — strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later. While an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms, such as weakness in one arm or speech problems that last more than a day, a covert… Read More »