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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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California's $250,000 cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases, designed to deter frivolous lawsuits and prevent excessive jury awards, faces a new threat after surviving one roughly a month ago. On Nov. 25, the California Supreme Court agreed to hear...

source: Medscape (login required)

One of the biggest humanitarian tragedies in 2014 has been the Ebola epidemic, which to date has infected 17,942 people and killed 6,388. The epidemic continues in West Africa, and there is no doubt it will impact the governments, economies and people of Sierra Leone, Liberia...

source: The Huffington Post

The name is old but new again at Valley Children's Hospital, the crayon-colored hospital overlooking the San Joaquin River in Madera County. Children's Hospital Central California is reverting to its original name, officials announced...

source: The Bakersfield Californian

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging virus, with the first case reported in 2012. It exhibits a 40 percent fatality rate and more than 97 percent of the cases have occurred in the Middle East....

source: Infection Control Today

Studies have suggested that antibiotic use in pregnancy and childhood may increase the risk for asthma, but a large Swedish study has found strong evidence that there is no such connection. Researchers followed 493,785 children, including 180,894 siblings, from the start...

source: The New York Times

Scientists from Royal Holloway, University of London, will research the biology of human asthma by using a slime mould, an organism which has no lungs but could hold the key to new treatments. Professor Robin Williams, from the School of...

source: Medical Xpress


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