Antibiotics

Enhancing Emergency Care: Study Finds Lower Er Triage Scores Are Associated With Delayed...

In a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that antibiotic delivery was significantly faster -- by up to 32 minutes -- for sepsis patients being treated in an emergency department if they were assigned a...
Related topics: Medical Research, Sepsis

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Scientists Modify Viruses With Crispr To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs

Superbugs are bacteria that can beat modern medicine's most powerful drugs. So doctors are racing to find new ways to fight back, such as developing "living antibiotics."(Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR)
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Bacteria

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Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look To The Livestock Industry

Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly...
Related topics: Germs

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Antibiotics After Operative Vaginal Birth Reduce Infection Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Change guidelines to include vaginal births along with caesareans in recommendations for prophylaxis, researchers urge
Related topics: Medical Research

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Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn To Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

In its decision to approve two drugs for orange and grapefruit trees, the E.P.A. largely ignored objections from the C.D.C. and the F.D.A., which fear that expanding their use in cash crops could fuel antibiotic resistance in humans.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Medical News Today: Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate Potassium)

Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium) is a prescription medication that’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics. Augmentin comes as an oral tablet and an oral liquid...
Related topics: Bacteria, Penicillin

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Dangerous Pathogens Use This Sophisticated Machinery To Infect Hosts

A detailed new model of a bacterial secretion system provides directions for developing precisely targeted antibiotics.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Nonprofit Generic Drug Venture To Start With Two Antibiotics

Civica Rx, a nonprofit generic drug company formed by health systems, announced the first drugs it will produce are the intravenous antibiotics vancomycin and daptomycin. Medscape Medical News

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Antibiotics, Taken Strategically, Could Actually Help Defeat Antibiotic Resistance

Those same antibiotics driving antibiotic resistance could also help defeat it if used with the right strategy. Making it work would require companion health strategies like staying home from work when carrying resistant bacteria.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Is Cell-cultured Meat Ready For The Mainstream?

Cell-cultured meat is an alluring concept. Efficiently-grown meat—not a plant-based protein—that’s slaughter-free, antibiotic-free, and better for the environment. It sounds almost too good to be true, but these are the promises touted by...
Related topics: Proteins

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Ticagrelor: A New Antibiotic?

The antiplatelet agent has bactericidal activity against multidrug-resistant gram-positive bacteria and may represent a new class of antibiotic, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Antibiotic Treatment Alleviates Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms In Male Mice

Researchers have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. The study shows that, by altering the gut microbiome, long-term antibiotic treatment reduces...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research, Bacteria, Microbiome

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Antibiotics Fail Decrease Use. Vaccines Fail Increase Use.

NATURE WINS.SCIENCE IS IMPERFECT.THE ROAD TO HEALTH IS PAVED WITH PROFITS.We are allowed to talk about antiobiotic overuse and the terrible outcomes. We are not allowed to talk about vaccination overuse and the terrible outcomes. From Vox.com:Our...
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Antibiotics After Operative Vaginal Delivery: To Give Or Not To Give

(MedPage Today) -- Results indicate "urgent need to change WHO antibiotic guidelines," author says

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Drugmaker Created To Reduce Shortages And Prices Unveils Its First Products

Civica Rx has plans to become an alternative source of generic drugs at reasonable prices for hospitals. The company's first medicines will be the antibiotics vancomycin and daptomycin.(Image credit: Tony Dejak/AP)

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How Non-video Telehealth Can Be A Cure For Overprescribing Antibiotics

When Dr. Fleming found penicillin mold in his Petri dishes in 1928, he had no idea of the impact he — and it — would have on global health. Penicillin and the antibiotic revolution that it triggered have saved countless lives and change world...
Related topics: Health Videos, Penicillin

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Five Rules To Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

Current efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance are 'not nearly radical enough,' a leading scientist says.

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To Combat Generic Drugs' High Prices, Civica Rx To Make 2 Antibiotics

Civica, a non-profit drug company, was founded last year by a hospital executive tired of short supplies and high prices for generic drugs. Now, it's announced the first drugs it will be making.

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How A Declining Environment Affects Populations

Stable ecosystems occasionally experience events that cause widespread death — for example, bacteria in the human gut may be wiped out by antibiotics, or ocean life may be depleted by overfishing. A new study from MIT physicists reveals how these...
Related topics: Bacteria, Overfishing, Medical Research

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Preventative Antibiotics After Assisted Childbirth Almost Halve Maternal Infection Rate And Reduce...

Giving a single dose of preventative antibiotics to all women after childbirth involving forceps or vacuum extraction could prevent almost half of maternal infections including sepsis -- equivalent to over 7,000 maternal infections every year in the...
Related topics: Sepsis

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