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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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Nearly 15 percent, or about one out of seven, middle-aged and older U.S. adults suffer from lung disorders such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), health officials. While 10 percent of those people experience mild breathing problems, more than one-third...

source: U.S. News & World Report

Among the millions of individuals with lung cancer, a number of patients who smoke also have emphysema, which may potentially be a result of mutations in the gene that encodes for telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT). This protein, which helps maintain the telomere caps...

source: Lung Cancer News Today

New biosciences research at the University of Kent could point the way to greater understanding of the heart mutations that cause sudden cardiac arrest. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic condition that one in 500 people carry and is a leading cause of sudden cardiac...

source: Medical Xpress

The number of California parents who cite personal beliefs in refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners dropped in 2014 for the first time in a dozen years, according to a Times data analysis. The shift came amid rising alarm over the number of children being exempted from...

source: Los Angeles Times

Diversion of ambulances from cash-strapped Doctors Medical Center has packed other local hospitals with new patient traffic and lengthened wait times for those who need emergency medical care, according to data released...

source: San Jose Mercury News

Up to half of older adults may suffer from symptoms of both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to findings presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta in November. Researchers also...

source: HCPLive


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