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...
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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)
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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
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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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(MedPage Today) -- Results indicate "urgent need to change WHO antibiotic guidelines," author says
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)
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...
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Current efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance are 'not nearly radical enough,' a leading scientist says.
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.
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...
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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...
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