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Investigators figure out how to block new antibiotic resistance gene

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 19 febbraio 2019 Washington, DC – February 19, 2019 – A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the...
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Even as hospitals cut risky antibiotic use in-house, patients often go home with them

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mer 13 febbraio 2019 Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics for their patients, a new study shows that many of those patients still head home with prescriptions for those same drugs — increasing their risk of everything from “superbug”...
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Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 12 febbraio 2019 Washington DC – There have been roughly three global pandemic influenza outbreaks each century for the past four hundred years, each of which have resulted in larger numbers of infections and deaths. Secondary bacterial infections have been responsible for a significant proportion...
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Citing overuse of antibiotics, clinic clarifies proper usage

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(AGENPARL) – Worldwide, ven 08 febbraio 2019 Antibiotics are not the cure for every illness and tend to be frequently over-prescribed, which can lead to bacterial resistance and potential problems when the medication is truly needed.That precautionary message from the care providers at Kenner Army Health Clinic is directed at...
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Study reveals unsettling multidrug antibiotic resistance in remote Arctic soil microbes

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 05 febbraio 2019 IMAGE: Jennifer Roberts collected soil samples in the Kongsfjorden region of Svalbard, Norway, that showed antibiotic-resistant genes have transferred into soil-microbe populations in one of Earth’s most remote locations…. view more  Credit: Jennifer Roberts/KU News Service LAWRENCE — A University of Kansas geologist’s...
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Better assessing bacteria sensitivity to antibiotics could change how drugs are prescribed

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 05 febbraio 2019 IMAGE: A microchip antibiotic testing platform that reduces the time necessary to identify the right medication, developed by researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. view more  Credit: Jeon/KAIST WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2019 — We rely on antibiotics to treat...
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In utero antibiotics and obesity risk

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(agenparl) – nashville (u.s.) gio 31 gennaio 2019 Identifying risk factors for childhood obesity is necessary for developing prevention strategies. Previous studies of a potential association between antibiotic use during pregnancy and childhood obesity have had conflicting results. William Heerman, MD, MPH and colleagues in the National Patient Centered Clinical Research...
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Research and analysis: UK One Health Report: antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in animals and humans

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(AGENPARL) – London gio 31 gennaio 2019 The second UK One-Health Report is a cross-government initiative that brings together UK data (), on antibiotic resistance in key bacteria that are common to animals and humans, and isolated in meat at retail. The report also includes details on amount of antibiotics...
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Researchers develop new approach for vanquishing superbugs

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mer 30 gennaio 2019 IMAGE: Researchers developed a new way to identify second-line antibiotics that may be effective in killing germs already resistant to a first-line antibiotic — potentially helping overcome antibiotic resistance. This new… view more  Credit: Jacob Scott, MD, DPhil A scientific team from Case...
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Antibiotics still routinely prescribed in the ER for infants with viral lung infections

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), gio 17 gennaio 2019 Despite recommendations first issued more than a decade ago, antibiotics are still routinely prescribed in U.S. emergency rooms for infants with bronchiolitis, a common viral lung infection. Published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the findings highlight a concerning...

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