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E. coli superbug spreading by poor toilet hygiene, not through food
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:00:49 -0500
A new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on October 22, 2019, says that one common superbug that causes more than 5,000 cases of food poisoning in England every year is spread not through contaminated food but through contaminated toilet surfaces.
People with PTSD 1.8 times as likely to have other infections, study finds
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:35:44 -0500
First-of-its-kind study finds people with PTSD were 1.8 times as likely to have any infection as those without PTSD, ranging from being 1.3 times as likely to have meningitis, to 1.7 times as likely to have influenza, to 2.7 times as likely to have viral hepatitis.
Potentially preventable ICU admissions could reduce costs, improve care
Fri, 04 Oct 2019 01:51:18 -0500
Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Scientists identify cause of antibiotic resistance
Thu, 26 Sep 2019 06:50:00 -0500
Scientists have confirmed for the first time that bacteria can change form to avoid being detected by antibiotics in the human body.
New program aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for older adults
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 08:49:06 -0500
Preventing stressful, and often unnecessary, hospital admissions for older Australians living in residential aged care facilities is the aim of a new $1.9 million program funded by the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund.
Northern Antibiotics working on a new molecule to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:31:00 -0500
Each year, around 60,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Europe and the U.S., and this number is growing.
LUCA Biologics develops live biotherapeutics for unmet medical needs in women's health
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 09:50:52 -0500
LUCA Biologics, a biotechnology company co-founded by Dr. Jacques Ravel, announced today it will develop live biotherapeutics for widespread, unmet medical needs in women's health. Ravel will serve as LUCA's Chief Scientist.
Many healthy women carry drug-resistant E. coli strains in their guts
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:46:59 -0500
A recent study of over 1,000 healthy women with no symptoms of urinary tract infections showed nearly 9 percent carried multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli strains in their guts.
E. coli superbug can live in women’s gut without symptoms
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 23:06:29 -0500
Virulent and multi-drug resistant strains of Escherichia coli can thrive in women’s gut even without any symptoms, a new study found.
NHS England pilot paves way for new smartphone-based UTI test
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 04:38:00 -0500
WOMEN who suspect they have a urinary tract infection will be able to access fast-track testing and treatment — without seeing a GP — as part of a ground-breaking NHS England pilot scheme being trialed in 38 ‘Pharmacy First’ branches across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.