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Return to Victorian-style hospitals to fight superbugs, experts urge

Wards in British hospitals need to be redesigned to provide defences against the spread of deadly, antibiotic-resistant superbugs. That is the stark warning of scientists, who said last week that the danger now posed by drug-resistant infections had reached crisis level.<p>In the long term, …

Hospitals seek high-tech help for hand hygiene.

The Biovigil badge system is one of great innovation. The new emerging technology is proving positive results in improving infection control in …

Antibiotic resistance varies between developing and developed countries

Developed Countries

PM says growing resistance to antibiotics risks 'unbelievably bad' crisis amid claims minor ailments will soon carry 'risk of death'

• <b>Prime Minister reveals Government has held crisis talks over problem</b>• <b><br>He was tackled over threat in Commons by Tory MP Zac Goldsmith</b>• <b><br>Backbencher said</b> …

World Health Organization

Antibiotic resistant bacteria on the rise

Antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing phenomenon in contemporary medicine and has emerged as one of the pre-eminent public health concerns …

Medicine

Do you know what antibiotics you're eating?

Health Advisor <i>is a regular column where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health.<p>In health, trends rarely result in lasting change. Diets come and go, foods such as kale have a limited shelf life of popularity and …

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Late referrals to hospice drive up end-of-life costs and limit benefits for patients.<p>Findings may explain how <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> bacterium can …

Medicine

There’s Still No Cure for the Common Cold

By Dr. Adam Aronson<p>adam aronson smCough and congestion. Fever and muscle aches. Who has time to be sick? There is that important meeting at work or my daughter's basketball game…..I need to feel better quickly. Or my son needs to get back to school for his big exam or just so that I can be at work. …

One in 25 patients has an infection acquired during hospital stay, CDC says

One in 25 patients in U.S. hospitals has an infection acquired as part of his or her care despite modest progress in controlling those pathogens inside medical facilities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday in its most comprehensive look at a stubborn and lethal …

New generation of antibiotics may lie with small peptides

<b>As drug-resistant bacteria - or "superbugs" - get stronger and we run out of current antibiotics to kill them, the pressure to find new types of</b> …

Rapid evolution of antimicrobial peptide genes in an insect host–social parasite system

Abstract<p>Selection, as a major driver for evolution in host–parasite interactions, may act on two levels; the virulence of the pathogen, and the …

6 Reasons to Stop Antibiotic Overuse

80 percent of antibiotics used in this country are used for food animals. What is wrong with that picture?<p>1. <b>The more we use them, the less effective</b> …

Public Health

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Superbug kills 16 people in Manchester NHS hospital trust

Sixteen people have died in the past four years in Manchester from a strain of “superbug”.<p>The highly resistant form of Klebsiella Pneumoniae …

CDC: Some Doctors Contribute to Superbug Spread

Watch <i>Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria</i>, FRONTLINE’s investigation into the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.<p>The misuse of antibiotics is one way to …

Public Health

Bacteria getting upper hand in antibiotics arms race

Antibiotic resistance could make a whole lot of commonplace things deadly<p>We’re accustomed to hearing our era referred to as the Space Age, the …

Can We Stop the End of Effective Antibiotics?

<i>SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology.</i><p>Antibiotics are a vital component of modern medicine. The …

How Breast Milk Engineers a Baby’s Gut (and Gut Microbes)

Raising an infant is an act of ecosystem engineering. You’re not just caring for a baby, but an entire world.<p>Right from birth, babies are colonised by legions of microbes that set up shop in their guts, skin, and more. These are vital. They help the growing human to digest its food, and to keep …

Body bacteria: Can your gut bugs make you smarter?

The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower?<p>I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, these are …

Microbiology

CDC calls on hospitals, doctors to fight antibiotic resistance

It's a problem causing 23,000 deaths a year. Doctors say there are infections out there that can no longer be cured by the antibiotics we have to …

Public Health

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6 Nasty Drugs Your Meat Is On

Most people are aware of Big Pharma, thanks to its advertising, but few are aware of Animal Pharma, the animal drug divisions within drug companies …

Agriculture

Dermatologists Overuse Antibiotics in Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Results of a new survey to assess treatment of skin and soft tissue infections shows 90% of dermatologists said they would initially prescribe an …

Your Baby at Twenty-One Weeks Old

Although there aren't really any complete or formal rules for what makes a good parent, these are some of the things that most people would agree …