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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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In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for certain long-term smokers. Medicare recipients between the ages of 55 and 77 who have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years are now eligible for the annual test, known...

source: NPR

Breathing problems during sleep may be linked to early mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. But treating apnea with a continuous positive airway pressure machine can significantly delay the onset of cognitive problems. In a group of 2,470 people,...

source: The New York Times

An experimental lung cancer pill from AstraZeneca delays disease progression by more than a year, according to new data presented at a medical meeting on April 17. AZD9291, which the company expects to file for U.S. approval in the second...

source: Reuters

Among people with asthma, the prevalence of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-exacerbated respiratory disease is about 9 percent, and asthma morbidity is increased among those with NERD, according to a review published online April 8 in Allergy. Daniel R. Morales, M.B.Ch.B.,...

source: HealthDay News via Medical Xpress

Twitter users who post information about their personal health online might be considered by some to be "over-sharers," but new research led by the University of Arizona suggests that health-related tweets may have the potential to be helpful for hospitals. Led by Sudha...

source: University of Arizona

California health authorities on Friday, April 17, declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations. Disease detectives for months raced to contain the highly contagious...

source: Fox News

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