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Who are the defenders against antimicrobial resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. Nearly 2 million Americans per year develop hospital-acquired infections, resulting in 99,000 deaths — the majority of which are caused by bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. Resistance...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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If you’re feeling sick from a bacterial infection, it’s likely your doctor will prescribe antibiotics. While antibiotics kill off bad bacteria, they can also disrupt your gut’s complex microbiome, the microscopic community...

source: Healthline

Researchers at the University of Bath, U.K., report that an extremely common bacterium is developing antibiotic resistance. MRSA, E. coli, they’re all very scary. But new research says there’s a newcomer to the...

source: ZME Science

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 18 more cases of the mysterious acute flaccid myelitis recently, bringing this year's total to 134 cases confirmed in 33 states, among 299 cases reported, and the agency says the outbreak "appears to have peaked."

source: CIDRAP

As of recently, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported 16 new Ebola cases in several locations in and around the main hot spots. In other developments, health officials are starting to worry about the Ebola vaccine supply, especially if it's needed to curb...

source: CIDRAP

Minimally invasive surgeries have spurred a growth in procedures, especially for patients with conditions that are difficult to treat, such as osteoarthritis. Joint replacement surgeries, for example, are quick and relatively low risk,...

source: Verdict Medical Devices

Even though many people dismiss and misunderstand it—calling everything from a cold to a stomach bug "the flu"— influenza actually claims 12,000 to 56,000 lives in the U.S. every year. And that's in a normal flu season.

source: MedicalXpress


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