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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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The anti-interleukin 5 monoclonal antibody reslizumab significantly reduced the annual rate of exacerbations of asthma in patients with elevated eosinophils in two pivotal trials, researchers said here. In one of the studies, the clinical asthma exacerbation (CAE) rate was...

source: MedPage Today

Among its many rewards, eating a healthy diet might help protect against the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study. Based on more than 120,000 men and women followed for more than a decade, researchers calculate that those...

source: Reuters

Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia...

source: News Medical

A team led by UC San Francisco professor of medicine John Fahy, M.D., has discovered why mucus in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) is thick, sticky and difficult to cough up, leaving these patients more vulnerable...

source: UC San Francisco

Most people are aware that smoking rates are (and have been) on the decline. That's a great thing from a public health standpoint. What's not so great? That same decrease in smoking rates may be to blame for an increase in lung cancer mortality,...

source: Nature World Report

Assembly member David Chiu, D-San Francisco, has introduced a bill (AB 463) that aims to increase prescription drug cost transparency. Under the bill, drugmakers would be required to report the production costs for any drug or course of...

source: California Healthline


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