Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
‘Superbug’-Stricken NFL Player Daniel Fells Released From Hospital
NFL player Daniel Fells was released from hospital Tuesday after nearly three weeks of treatment for a potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria infection in his foot.
The New York Giants tight end was admitted to Hackensack University Medical Center Oct. 2 with MRSA, which kills thousands of people a year, the Associated Press reported.
Earlier in the season, Fells suffered an ankle injury and it became infected, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. The team disinfected its facility and players were educated about MRSA.
Fells is expected to undergo at least two more surgeries to ensure the infected area is properly cleaned and medicated, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the AP reported.
Oprah Winfrey Buys 10 Percent of Weight Watchers
Oprah Winfrey could make a huge amount of money from her latest effort to lose weight.
She paid about $43 million for a 10 percent share of Weight Watchers and will use the company’s mobile app and work with a personal coach as she attempts to shed excess pounds, the Associated Press reported.
Weight Watchers will use her name, image and likeness for its products and services, and Winfrey will make appearances for the company.
The deal may help Winfrey lose weight and pad her bank account at the same time. Shares of Weight Watchers more than doubled after the partnership was announced Monday, boosting the value of Winfrey’s shares by about $45 million, the AP reported.