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Is overprescribing really to blame for antibiotic resistance?

The World Health Organization recently released a report regarding antimicrobial resistance and how it's being found in every part of the world. According to the WHO, the cause of this resistance is overuse and abuse of antibiotic medications,...

source: By Lauren Swan
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An experimental cystic fibrosis drug has been shown prevent the disease's damage to the liver, thanks to a world-first where scientists grew mini bile ducts in the lab. For the first time, researchers led by scientists from the Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Stem...

source: Medical Xpress

People with moderate to severe asthma who add aerobic exercise to their treatment regimen may have an easier time controlling common symptoms than people who rely on drugs alone, a small study suggests. Patients randomly assigned to a three-month treadmill exercise regimen...

source: Reuters

Two years ago, Christi Thompson’s doctor put her under anesthesia, slipped an electrode-tipped catheter into her lungs, and used its hot end to sear the walls of her airways, thinning the enlarged muscle that cuts off a patient’s air during an asthma attack.

source: Bloomberg

UCLA’s hospital system says information on as many as 4.5 million individuals was stored on servers that were accessed during cyber-attacks that began in 2014. UCLA Health said in a statement Friday, July 17, that while there’s no evidence that hackers acquired...

source: The Washington Post

Democratic lawmakers in California reintroduced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, July 16, after the same proposals stalled in the Legislature in early July. They want the six bills to be considered as part of the Legislature's special session on health...

source: The Associated Press via SFGate

The recent failure of an attempt to extend California’s smoking ban to electronic cigarettes has disappointed researchers who worry that a boom in vaping will re-normalize smoking in places where it now carries social stigma, and lead to a new generation of people...

source: Nature


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