0 Comments What is antibiotic resistance - and how can you protect yourself from it? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. The main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of the drug. So do you know when you need them and when you don't? Here are 10 top tips to help you keep your resistance strong. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/what-is-antibiotic-resistance-and-how-can-you-protect-yourself-from-it-36932077.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article36932074.ece/5e0c8/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-22_lif_41133977_I2.JPG Email Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. The main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of the drug. So do you know when you need them and when you don't? Here are 10 top tips to help you keep your resistance strong. 1. The threat is realIt's hard to overstate how critical effective antibiotics are to our way of life and what we … [Read more...] about What is antibiotic resistance
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Story highlights Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership has chosen to focus on gonorrhea Mark King has had the clap so many times he's renamed it "the applause. " The first time King had gonorrhea, he was a teenager in the late 1970s, growing up in Louisiana. King visited a clinic and gave a fake name and phone number. He was treated quickly with antibiotics and sent on his way. A few years later, the symptoms reappeared. By this time, the 22-year-old was living in West Hollywood, hoping to launch his acting career. Los Angeles had a thriving a gay scene where King, for the first time, could embrace his sexuality freely. He frequented bathhouses and also met men in dance clubs and along the bustling sidewalks. There was lots of sex to be had. Read More First case of super-resistant gonorrhea reported Like a few years earlier, the doctor gave him a … [Read more...] about Time is running out for treating gonorrhea
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: April 25, 2018 at 7:58 am | UPDATED: April 25, 2018 at 7:59 am By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. | The Washington Post As 4-year-0ld Elianna Grace sat in the back seat of the SUV, battling her second fever in three days, her mom flashed back to the coughing and vomiting fit the preschooler had the previous weekend – and to a niggling fear about the girl’s sudden illness. Elianna had spent April 14 playing in her grandparents’ pool in Bradenton, Florida. She blew a geyser of water at family members with a pool noodle. One of them tried to spray her back, but Elianna was already inhaling and got a mouth full of water. The preschooler coughed, vomited and retched for the next few minutes, her mother, Lacey Grace, told The Washington Post, trying to expel a lung- and a stomachful of chlorinated water. But half an hour later, Elianna was happily splashing in the pool. The next day, she seemed fine on a shopping trip with mommy. The crisis … [Read more...] about She read about a 4-year-old’s mysterious death. A year later, it saved her own daughter’s life.
It’s been an uncommonly nasty winter, especially after the comparatively mild last couple of years, and at any given time it seems like every other person is trying to get over a cold. With spring still way too far away, sufferers of colds and other similar sicknesses are often turning to Afrin, Dristan and other over-the-counter nasal sprays in order to get some relief. These sprays can provide an impressive amount of short-term relief. But they can also be habit-forming, and rapidly lose effectiveness after a couple of days, experts say. So is it wise to use Afrin and other nasal sprays? We asked several top ear-nose-and-throat doctors in the Philadelphia area what potential users should know about these products. Their consensus? If you’re going to use nasal spray, toss it after two days. “Traditional decongestant nasal sprays such as oxymetazoline (Afrin) can be habit-forming although not addictive in the same sense as opioids,” said Dr. Robert Sataloff, an … [Read more...] about Best to skip the Afrin and other nasal sprays when you get a cold
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Dhruv S. Kazi, P. Gregg Greenough, Rishi Madhok, Aaron Heerboth, Ahmed Shaikh, Jennifer Leaning, Satchit Balsari; Using mobile technology to optimize disease surveillance and healthcare delivery at mass gatherings: a case study from India's Kumbh Mela, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 616–624, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw091 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract … [Read more...] about Using mobile technology to optimize disease surveillance and healthcare delivery at mass gatherings: a case study from India’s Kumbh Mela