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Antibiotic Guardian

For infections that our bodies are good at fighting off on their own, like coughs, colds, sore throats and flu, I pledge to try treating the symptoms …

Microbiology

This Pharmacy Ad Suggests “Very, Very Strong Antibiotics” Even When They Won’t Do Any Good

When you’re sick, it makes sense that you want a pill to just make all the symptoms go away, which is probably why some doctors continue to prescribe …

Medicine

Battling superbugs with Big Data

Antibiotics that once cured ailments across the spectrum are now turning into a potential source of prolonged illness, disability and death. The …

Australians are addicted to antibiotics: a modern fetish without a long-term plan

Australia's rates of antibiotic use per capita are higher than many other OECD countries. We are addicted to antibiotics, the magical cure.<p>We can …

Opinion: Stop giving antibiotics to cows, pigs, and chickens now - STAT

Bacteria have many tricks up their sleeves. One is the ability to transfer genetic information via plasmids — small circular pieces of DNA that are …

Medicine

One-two punch may floor worst infections

McMaster researchers find combo therapy stops antibiotic drug resistance<p>Hamilton, ON (March 6, 2017) - McMaster University researchers have found a …

Everything About Social Determinants of Health, You Can Learn From IKEA

It’s that time of year again. Summer is ending, undergrads are flooding university campuses, and people are moving. When people move, a few things …

How One of America's Most Overweight Cities Lost a Million Pounds

The mayor of Oklahoma City declared war on obesity, launching health campaigns and implementing pedestrian-friendly new infrastructure. Is this one possible solution to the nationwide epidemic?<p>When Velveth Monterroso arrived in the U.S. from her hometown in Guatemala, she weighed exactly 140 …

Fat city: the obesity crisis that threatens to overwhelm Mexico's capital

Photograph: Sipa/Rex Shutterstock<p>A 16-year-old boy attends a medical consultation at a Mexico City hospital for symptoms related to severe morbid obesity.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/42bb10c44a8b24694b4f1cb76eb5c01765aba218/0_0_2400_1440/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Surveys have found that few …

Mexico City

The Mexicans dying for a fizzy drink

<b>Mexicans consume more carbonated drinks per person than any other nation, and the country has one of the world's highest rates of childhood obesity. Two years ago the government introduced a tax on sugary drinks - but is it working?</b><p>Silvia Segura lives in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of …

The Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost In The Great University Blunder

The expansion of higher education has been seen as one of the great success stories of recent years, but the signs are growing that it is not the unambiguous good we once thought, as the chickens are coming home to roost in the great university blunder.<p>Long considered the preserve of a privileged …

7 Things You Should Know About The 2016 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

Since 2011, ELI’s Key Issues survey has been a way for the higher education teaching and learning community to discover the common ground that cuts …

Last-Ditch Antibiotic Resistance: What Is The Role Of Food?

Science & InnovationGermination<p>As concern for Zika virus ramped up in January, the recent and sudden recognition that last-ditch antibiotic resistance is moving across the globe has all but vanished from the news.<p>But it’s about to become important again. Two letters published in <i>Lancet Infectious</i> …

Public Health

Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015 - Reports - World Economic Forum

How do we best educate the students of tomorrow? What we teach our children – and how we teach them – will impact almost every aspect of society, …