Analysis: Antibiotic Apocalypse

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  • Surgeon: Stonewall Jackson death likely pneumonia
    Historians and doctors have long debated what medical complications caused the death of legendary Confederate fighter Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, felled by friendly fire in the Civil War. More
  • US medicine spending shows rare dip
    Total U.S. spending on prescription medicines declined last year, a first in more than half a century. The dip was 1 percent, to $325.8 billion — a 3.5 percent drop after accounting for population growth and economic expansion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. More
  • Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines
    Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today. About 79% of adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines that advise getting at least 2½ hours a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, such as jogging. More
  • US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged
    Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent.... More
  • Cost of feeding a family of four: $146 to $289 a week
    Latest statistics give a range of prices for feeding a family of four a healthy diet. The cost of feeding a family of four a healthy diet can run $146 to $289 a week, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. More
  • Antibiotic Resistance Identified in Places Where It Was Previously Unseen
    Antibiotic resistance genes are more widespread in our environment than previously thought, with new research indicating bacteria in almost all environments carry resistance genes.
    06/6/2023 - 9:08 pm | View Link
  • New antibiotic-resistance genes are present in bacteria in almost all environments, study shows
    Genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics are much more widespread in our environment than was previously realised.
    06/5/2023 - 7:48 am | View Link
  • Antibiotics combo promising against multidrug-resistant bacterial infections: Result from two phase 3 trials
    USA: Findings from two phase 3 trials have shown the investigational antibiotic combination aztreonam-avibactam (ATM-AVI) to be safe and effective for treating severe infections caused ...
    06/5/2023 - 3:30 am | View Link
  • Study shows previously unknown antibiotic resistance widespread among bacteria
    Genes that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics are much more widespread in our environment than was previously realized. A new study published in Microbiome by researchers from Chalmers University ...
    06/5/2023 - 3:05 am | View Link
    Certification to the Antibiotic Manufacturing Standard will be a clear sign that manufacturers in the global antibiotic supply chain are taking necessary steps to ensure antibioti ...
    06/5/2023 - 1:33 am | View Link
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