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From TheJournal.ie Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world Tally

Russia now has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world

The country has 232,243 cases, surpassing the UK and Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV Courts

Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

From TheJournal.ie More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth Open Wide

More people are being hospitalised because of problems with their teeth

The IDA is calling on the Tánaiste to reinstate the PRSI dental scheme.

From TheJournal.ie More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists Newborns

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies - scientists

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

From TheJournal.ie Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women Smoking

Government to consider free nicotine patches for pregnant women

Minister of State Alex White told the Dáil yesterday that it is estimated that between 18 per cent and 21 per cent of Irish women smoke during pregnancy.

From TheJournal.ie Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months' Healthcare

Stocks of antibiotic Augmentin could run out 'within months'

The antibiotic treats infections like bronchitis and pneumonia and may be unavailable in Ireland until late next year.

From TheJournal.ie "Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals Health

"Radical action" needed to tackle lack of handwashing in hospitals

However, head of transplantation at Beaumont Hospital, David Hickey, said that sanctions were “stupid”.

From TheJournal.ie Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded Sex

Slight drop in STIs - but gonorrhoea at highest figures ever recorded

There were 1,110 cases of gonorrhea in Ireland last year – an increase of one third on the previous year.

From TheJournal.ie Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists Drugs

Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists

Pharmacists have warned that overuse of antibiotics is a major public health threat – and that we could eventually run out of effective antibiotics.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added tastes from home Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added tastes from home

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection INFECTIONS

One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection

5.2 per cent of patients get infection within two days of admission, after a medical device was inserted or after surgery.

From TheJournal.ie New study finds that babies with pets are healthier Woof

New study finds that babies with pets are healthier

New research has found that babies who have contact with cats and dogs are less likely to develop respiratory infections.

From TheJournal.ie Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide Hand Hygiene

Wash your hands: Irish start-up aims to beat hospital superbugs worldwide

The Irish company has been chosen by the WHO to promote hand hygiene globally. Thirty-five percent of healthcare facilities are at an inadequate or basic level.

From TheJournal.ie Rates of MRSA drop to the lowest recorded in Ireland MRSA

Rates of MRSA drop to the lowest recorded in Ireland

However, we still has a “relatively high” prevalence of the infection in comparison to the majority of European countries.

From TheJournal.ie Measles cases on the rise - report Health

Measles cases on the rise - report

While incidences of MRSA were the lowest ever recorded by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the number of measles cases in Ireland rose by 149 per cent last year.

From TheJournal.ie Superdrug could cure all viral infections INFECTIONS

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.