Wisdom tooth removal: Young woman spends two nights in ICU after failures by dentist

A dentist made multiple failures in treating an infection following her wisdom tooth extraction. Photo / 123rf

A woman in her 20s spent two nights in a New Zealand intensive care unit (ICU) after getting one of her wisdom teeth removed.

Today, a Health and Disability Commission report revealed the hospital stay came after a dentist made multiple failures in treating an infection following her wisdom tooth extraction, including allowing his patient to self-medicate and mistaking it for a dry socket.

The woman – who has not been named for privacy reasons – had her lower right wisdom removed in April 2018.

In the days following, she developed a painful mouth and “was finding it difficult to eat or open her mouth”, the report said. She visited the dental service on three occasions to discuss her symptoms.

She also began taking an antibiotic not prescribed by the dental clinic, which

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CDC Study Details ‘Urgent Need’ to Address Coronavirus Spread Among Young Adults | National News

Coronavirus cases among young adults are on the rise, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there is an “urgent need” to address the trend.

In a study released on Friday, the CDC examined 767 hotspot counties identified during June and July and found that increases in the percent of positive tests among people 24 and younger were followed by several weeks of increasing positivity rates in those aged 25 and older. The trend was particularly true in the South and West.

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Making the findings even more concerning is the fact that a jump in the positivity rate of older age groups is “likely to result in more hospitalizations, severe illnesses, and deaths,” according to CDC.

“There is an urgent need to address transmission among young adult populations, especially given recent increases in COVID-19 incidence among young adults,” the study said.

CDC published a

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CDC study: ‘Urgent need’ to slow spread of coronavirus among young adults

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released Friday warned that there is an “urgent need” to address the spread of the coronavirus among young adults. 

The study found that increases among transmission in younger people are often a precursor to transmission among older, higher-risk people. 

The study examined 767 counties in June and July that were “hot spots,” meaning they had high levels of virus spread. The study found that the spread of the virus, measured by the percentage of positive tests, began rising first in people aged 24 and under, before later rising in older, more vulnerable age groups. 

The findings “provide evidence that among young adults, those aged 18–24 years demonstrate the earliest increases in percent positivity; and underscore the importance of reducing transmission from younger populations to those at highest risk for severe illness or death,” the study said 

“Addressing transmission among young adults

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Treatment Reverses Young Man’s Type 1 Diabetes. Will It Last? | Health News

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter


WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — After starting a drug that’s officially approved to treat a type of blood cancer, a young man with type 1 diabetes was able to stop using insulin.

He’s been off insulin since August 2018 — more than two years.

Dr. Lisa Forbes — his doctor and co-author of a letter describing his case in the Oct. 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine — stopped short of calling the drug a cure for type 1 diabetes.

But Forbes, an assistant professor of pediatrics, immunology, allergy and rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, said the patient’s diabetes appears to have been reversed. She hopes it will stay that way as long as he keeps taking the oral medication called ruxolitinib (Jakafi). It’s in a class of medications known as JAK inhibitors.

Whether this drug

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Coronavirus cases among young adults jumped by more than 50 percent in August nationally, the CDC says

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says coronavirus infections among young adults increased significantly from August to September as colleges and universities reopened around the country. 

The CDC study released Tuesday found that between Aug. 2 and Sept. 5, weekly COVID-19 cases among adults aged 18-22 increased 55 percent nationally. 

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The Northeast region experienced a 144 percent increase in coronavirus cases among young adults, while the Midwest recorded a 123.4 percent increase, according to the report. 

The health agency emphasized that the jump in cases was not solely attributable to increased testing. 

As about 45 percent of young adults in the age range are enrolled in colleges and universities, the CDC said it is likely the resumption of in-person

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As colleges reopened, many more young people got covid-19, CDC reports

The Northeast saw the biggest spike in virus cases among 18- to 22-year-olds, with a 144 percent increase. Cases in the Midwest among that age group also rose dramatically, with a 123 percent increase.

Also on Tuesday, a public university in North Carolina mourned the death of a student from complications that followed a covid-19 diagnosis.

As colleges across the country resume classes this fall, the incidence of virus cases is being closely watched to see if universities are increasing the spread of the novel coronavirus — and what students and school officials can do to try to prevent that.

About 45 percent of 18- to 22-year-olds are enrolled in college, according to the CDC. Colleges have crafted a wide array of plans, including efforts to starkly reduce communal housing, ramp up testing and persuade students to keep their distance from others. Some schools have seen case numbers in the

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COVID-19 cases among young adults in U.S. rise 55% in August: CDC

(Reuters) – Coronavirus cases among young adults rose steadily across the United States in recent weeks as universities reopened, suggesting the need for this group to take more measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a U.S. health agency said.

Universities that want to reopen for in-person learning need to implement mitigation steps such as mask wearing and social distancing to curb the spread of the virus among young adults, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in the report here.

Between Aug. 2 and Sept. 5, weekly cases of COVID-19 among people aged 18 to 22 rose 55.1%. The Northeast region recorded a 144% increase in COVID-19 cases, while Midwest cases rose 123.4%, the report said.

The uptick in cases was not solely attributable to increased testing and could be linked to some universities resuming in-person attendance, the CDC researchers said. They also said transmission

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Diabetes in Pregnancy Tied to Heart Risks in Young Adult Children

People whose mothers had diabetes before or during pregnancy have an increased risk for heart disease as young adults, new research suggests. The risk was apparent both for children of mothers with pre-existing Type 2 diabetes and for children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

The study, in the journal CMAJ, included 293,546 people born to mothers in Manitoba between 1979 and 2005. Almost 3 percent were exposed to gestational diabetes and 1.1 percent to maternal Type 2 diabetes. The scientists followed the offsprings’ health through age 35.

They found that after adjustment for other factors, exposure to gestational diabetes was associated with a 27 percent increased risk for a cardiovascular event — heart attack, cardiac arrest, coronary artery disease or stroke. The group was also 85 percent more likely to have a cardiovascular disease risk factor such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.

For people whose

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Young medicine graduate praises man who paid her university fees

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Young medicine graduate praises man who paid her university fees

– A young lady recently took to Facebook to share how three people in her life always pushed her to pursue her educational dreams

– In the touching post she also shared how one of the men who had paid for some of her tuition fees passed on recently

– The post was met by many congratulatory messages as well as condolences

A young woman named Rose Leputu recently took to Facebook group ImStaying to share pictures of the people whom she described as the ones who believed in her from the start of her educational career to the end.

In the heartfelt Facebook post, the medicine graduate also shares how one of the men in the pictures had gone even further in his bid to support her by paying the registration fees that helped her

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Adolescents twice as likely as young children to test positive for COVID-19

Adolescents are twice as likely as young children to test positive for COVID-19, according to a new analysis released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Between March 1 and Sept. 19, more than 277,000 children tested positive for COVID-19; 63 percent were between the ages of 12 and 17 while 37 percent were between the ages of 5 and 11. 

“Incidence among adolescents was approximately double that among younger children throughout the reporting period,” the authors wrote in the analysis. 

From May to September, the average weekly incidence among adolescents was 37.4 cases per 100,000 compared to 19 cases per 100,000 for younger children, the report reads. 

Hispanic and Black children were disproportionately more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than their white peers. 

Hispanic and Latino children in both age groups made up nearly 42 percent of positive cases, while Black children represented 17 percent of

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