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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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Providers in all specialties except pediatrics experienced lower rates of visits from new patients in the first five months of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, despite the expansion of health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report, Modern...

source: California Healthline

The California Department of Health Care Services' 2013 statewide Medi-Cal provider list included more physicians than were actually licensed to practice in the state that year, HealthyCal reports. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program....

source: California Healthline

California's hospitals, like most others in the U.S., were hit hard by the Great Recession, but data from the state agency that monitors acute care facilities suggest most have recovered nicely. Both aggregate hospital operating and net income rose dramatically after 2008-09,...

source: Fierce Health Finance

Higher BMI was associated with the risk for asthma in mid-childhood, according to recent genetic study results. Researchers used Mendelian randomization to study causal effects of BMI, fat mass and lean mass on asthma in 4,835 children (12.3 percent with asthma) aged 7.5...

source: Healio

Two new abstracts from the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis recently focused on the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) and sought to enhance knowledge of treating and diagnosing cystic fibrosis. Pa is highly relevant to cystic fibrosis,...

source: Cystic Fibrosis News Today

Foods high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may help reduce the risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known Lou Gehrig's disease, a new study suggests. The study, published online in JAMA Neurology on July 14, analyzed dietary data from more than one...

source: Medscape (login required)


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