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As 1999 lurched to an end, many people dependent on machines and computers held their breath and waited for the stroke of midnight, when the millennium bug - a malfunction of computer chips not programmed to recognise the change of the century - would strike, causing major microchip havoc
Antibiotics should be used as a just in case measure after dental treatment for those with heart problems and so at risk of developing endocarditis (a heart infection) from the bacteria released during the dental procedure, but not for those with artificial joints, announced a recent working party in the UK after reviewing the literature