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US Hospitals Increasingly Colonized by Drug-resistant Germs

...tions are more common in North America, because of overuse of antibiotics. Some federal health officials said they had not seen the APICE study and could not comment on its methodology or its prevalence. But they welcomed added attention to the problem. "This is a welcome piece of information that emphas...

Too Much of Acidic Foods can Cause Permanent Damage to Teeth

...snacks and beverages, but improper consumption and overuse may lead to devastating and permanent damage to teeth. Its known as tooth erosion, the break down of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth that leads to decay. Early diagnosis and prevention of the effects of tooth erosion ar...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...e doubling in a three year period, possibly due to overuse of antibiotics and the selection of broad rather than narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents. This led to their first study, funded by Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust (CMMC) Chairman's Prize Award. They tre...

Sacked Employee Says Stress Led to His Sex Addiction

...late non work-related internet use or how internet overuse is treated as a medical condition. A recent study by Stanford University found that up to 14 per cent of computer users reported neglecting their work, school, families, food and sleep to surf the internet. Dr. Elias Aboujaoude, the academic be...

MRSA, the Super Bug Spreading to Urban Poor in US

...tions are more common in North America, because of overuse of antibiotics. The type of staph infection that involves skin is called cellulitis and affects the skin's deeper layers. It is treatable with antibiotics. This type of infection is very common in the general population -- and more common and mor...

New Insights into Antimalarial Drug Resistance

...vels of non crystalline heme. But because of the overuse of chloroquine, isolates of P. falciparum from around the globe have developed genetic mutations that make them resistant to that drug as well as other similar agents. Not all mutations found in all resistant isolates are the same, however. Parasit...

Ages Eases the Pain of Migraine

...nclude maintaining a healthy body weight, avoiding overuse of headache medication and caffeine, and getting treatment for any sleep problems....

Racial Discrimination Takes The Nobility Out Of Doctoring

...ences for certain types of procedures and possible overuse of certain aggressive procedures in white patients. Previous studies also have found differences in the way black and white U.S. patients are treated. This one is a large, nationwide study revealing that racial disparities apparently persist.Unfort...

Maggots Rid Patients of MRSA

...e doubling in a three year period, possibly due to overuse of antibiotics and the selection of broad rather than narrow-spectrum antibacterial agents. This led to their first study, funded by Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust (CMMC) Chairman's Prize Award. They tre...

Asthma can Be Checked, Experts are Confident

...nigma. For instance, a new study suggests that the overuse of antibiotics in early childhood could be partly responsible for the alarming rise in asthma and allergies in recent years, a new study suggests. Another recent study suggests that Mediterranean diet, high in vegetables and fruit but low in saturate...

Popular Anemia Drug Dodges The Dagger

...icare to remove incentives for dialysis centers to overuse the anemia drugs. A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association showed that profit-making dialysis centers used significantly more of the drugs than non-profit centers did. Yet many experts in the medical field are ...

Epogen – Overuse Dangerou

...is can be one of the reasons why there is still an overuse of epogen for patients, at for-profit dialysis centers, in spite of their anemic status. The Medical Technology and Practice Patterns Institute in its new study found that Epogen accounts for 20 to 25 percent of annual revenues at some centers. They ...

Hip Resurfacing Fever Catches on in US

...priate rest/recovery can contribute to the risk of overuse injuries,Kids who are overweight or obese also have bone cartilage problems because the cushion can’t support the weight.Now while the aged osteoarthritis patients can go in for total hip replacement, youngsters have a problem. In total hip replace...

Calcium, Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Stress Fractures in Military Recruits

...ctures are one of the most common and debilitating overuse injuries seen in U.S. military recruits in all branches of the Armed Forces. The rates of stress fracture for females are consistently higher than for males. Estimates are that as many as 21 percent of all female recruits suffer this injury, Lappe no...

Bacteriophages may Boost the Effectiveness of Antibiotics

... pathogenesis at the University of Bristol. The overuse of antibiotics since the 1940s had slowly created a host of infections that are resistant to antibiotics. MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) for example is rapidly spreading through hospitals, affecting more than 8,000 people in the U...

Adults Who Go to Bed Lonely Get Stress Hormone Boost Next Morning

... these systems in a variety of contexts is whether overuse of these systems plays a role in disease outcomes.” Souce-Newswise SRM...

Tennis Elbow is Not Caused Due to Improperly Sized Tennis Racket Grip

...ip size are unlikely to be contributing factors in overuse injuries such as tennis elbow," concludes George F. Hatch III, MD, currently of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, and colleagues. (Dr. Hatch conducted the study while in tra...

Kids in Sport—Great for Fitness, but Concern About Injurie

...Even more disturbing is the trend toward increased overuse injuries in young athletes, which reflects a wide range of causative factors and may contribute to the growing number of children who drop out of sport by the eighth grade. "Although the scope of the injury problem and drop-out rate in the pediatric ...

A Bad Swirl for the Good Old Whiff–Coffee

...d supplements to know that caffeine is a drug, and overuse is potentially harmful, especially when mixed with other pharmaceuticals for euphoria.” The patients who participated in McCarthy’s study were 21 years old, on an average and they had consumed caffeine, for experiencing the so called elation. Nearly...

High Resolution CT Accurately Diagnoses Shin Splints

...tudy, medial tibial stress syndrome is one of many overuse lower leg injuries that may be found in athletes and accounts for between 13.2% and 17.3% of all running injuries. For the study, high-resolution CT of both tibiae (shin bones) was performed on 41 subjects: 20 distance runners with no symptoms of s...

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