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Sunday, May 31, 2015

More Americans overdose on prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined

The Drug Enforcement Agency recently wrapped up part of its largest-ever prescription drug trafficking investigation. In the same week, the agency finished its biggest heroin bust ever in the state of New York. Both kinds of drugs have killed more and more people in the United States each year for most of the 21st century.
Overdoses as a result of heroin and prescription drug use have risen for years now, though prescription drugs remain the larger threat. More people in the U.S. overdosed on prescription drugs than their non-prescription counterparts in 2013, the latest year for which government data is available READ MORE

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Infection Focus of Prague Orthopedics Congress

PRAGUE ― Infection will be the main theme at the 16th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) Congress in Prague this year.
"The focus is on infection because it is a growing problem not only in Europe but around the world," said association president Stephen Cannon, MCh(Orth).
"We are looking for commonality across Europe and into the sharing of approaches to combat the problem," he told Medscape Medical News. "These may include theater design, new procedures, or nanotechnology on implants."
"In a bionic society, the use of orthopedic implants has become common practice, and millions of patients have had their life changed with the help of these extremely successful procedures," meeting organizers explained in their congress welcome letter. READ MORE

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Werewolf-like Fungus Falls to 'Silver Bullet'

Popular legend has always portrayed silver as the "purifying metal," capable of fending off ghosts, and - most importantly - a bullet of the stuff can take down a werewolf. Now researchers are making myth into reality, using silver to battle a deadly fungus invasion that otherwise would never die.

As things stand, it has been estimated that phytophthora fungus diseases cost the horticultural industry several billion dollars a year. Likewise, potato crops alone continue to struggle against the same blight that caused the Irish Potato Famine 200 years ago, costing the industry an estimated $6.7 billion (USD).
Contaminating the very soil that these plants reside in, the fungi directly attack the roots and leaves of their victims, starving affected plants to death.
Also, because it is found so deep within the soil, the fungus has proven resistant to many traditional prevention measures like soil draining and fumigation, or even chemical treatment - in short, it's just very hard to kill.
However, legend has long taught us that when you come up against a monster that just won't stay down, you can always try silver. READ MORE

Monday, May 18, 2015

Screening for antibiotic-resistant infection

How an acute London trust set about designing a programme for managing carbapenemase-producing organisms using a point-prevalence study. 
Antibiotic resistance is a significant and increasing problem in the UK and around the world. In 2014, UK prime minister, David Cameron said: “The world could soon be cast back into the dark ages of medicine… governments and drug firms need to act,” and he called for new antibiotics to be developed (Walsh, 2014).
The Chief Medical Officer for England, Dame Sally Davies, said: “Resistance to antibiotics now poses a significant threat to the population’s health”, and that urgent action is needed to curb their use (Ford, 2014). One area of concern is carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) infections, which are virtually untreatable with antibiotics (Box 1).READ MORE

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Flesh-Eating Bacteria From The Ocean? Necrotizing Fasciitis Coming To US Beaches This Summer

Zach Motal thought nothing about strolling through the waters of Fort Myers Beach in Florida. But 11 hours later, the 46-year-old was doubled over in pain with a swollen, purple foot, having contracted a flesh-eating bacterium that was quickly killing the tissue surrounding his muscles, nerves and blood vessels.
He was soon hospitalized. "They took me up to ICU and within a few hours they were cutting my foot off," Motal told Fox 13 News Tampa Bay on Saturday, referring to the incident that occurred last month. "The doctor said if I hadn't have got here when I did, within four hours I would have been dead…I think something does need to be done, the public does need to be aware that there's a flesh eating bacteria.”  READ MORE

Friday, May 8, 2015

Common antibiotic linked to serious, potentially-deadly side effects

One of the most commonly-prescribed drugs in America is causing severe and painful reactions to hundreds of thousands of people taking it, according to research done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and medical doctors around the country.
The line of antibiotics is called fluoroquinolones.  They are more commonly referred to by their product names or sponsors, which are:
  • Noroxin® (norfloxacin)—Merck and Co.
  • Cirpo® Cipro XR® (ciprofloxacin)—Bayer HealthCare
  • Levaquin® (levofloxacin)—Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Avelox® (moxifloxican)—Bayer HealthCare
  • Factive® (gemifloxican)—Cornerstone Therapeutics
  • Ofloxacin—generic
Albuquerque resident Joanne Corwin used Cipro® four years ago for an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.  By the 12th pill, Joanne told KOB 4 her body was rejecting it in the most painful and agonizing way. READ MORE

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

State Issues New Vaccination Requirements For School Children

ALERT!  NORTH CAROLINA -- North Carolina public school leaders have issued new vaccination requirements for school-aged children.
Starting next school year, rising 7th graders will be required to get a TDAP vaccine.
Historically, the TDAP vaccine has been required by law for kids entering 6th grade to protect from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis. The new ruling will now require that vaccine for rising 7th graders, instead.
Additionally, rising 7th graders will be required to get a meningococcal conjugate vaccine to protect against meningitis. If you have already received a TDAP vaccine, you will not be required to get another shot.
The state has also issued two new requirements for rising kindergartners. READ MORE

Friday, May 1, 2015

Rubella (German measles) eradicated from Americas

North and South America have become the first regions of the world to eradicate rubella, or German measles, after no home-grown cases in five years.
The virus - spread by sneezes or coughs - can lead to serious birth defects if contracted by pregnant women.
Up to 20,000 children were born with rubella in the Americas every year until mass vaccinations started.
But the last endemic cases registered in the region were in Argentina and Brazil in 2009.
The fact no new cases have been declared in five consecutive years, apart from those imported into the region, allowed global health chiefs to declare the Americas free of the virus.
Eradication was "an historic achievement", said Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan-American Health Organization, which is part of the World Health Organization. READ MORE