Posts Tagged ‘antibiotics’

E. Coli Outbreak Warning – Avoid Romaine Lettuce Says CDC

Are you planning on having vegetable salad with romaine lettuce as a side dish for dinner tonight? Forget about it. E. Coli Warning Romaine lettuce is to be shunned, according to a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Apparently, the lettuce is responsible for a recent outbreak of E. coli, in…

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Antibiotic Resistance And What You Can Do About It

If we don’t action, the world can face a superbug crisis, says the World Health Organization (WHO). The reason why this is happening is due to misuse of the drugs. When people and animals use antibiotics they’re weakening its potency.   Every year this week – World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), people around the world…

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Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

Glaucoma and dry eye in senior citizens are common and require daily eye drops. Eye Drops For Seniors, Current Status   A study by University of Michigan researchers show that eye doctors prescribe more brand-name medications by volume, 75% of the time.  In contrast, other medical specialities prescribe name brands only one third of the…

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New Joint Implant Coating Prevents Bacterial Infections

Artificial joints often develop bacterial infections after implantation.  Antibiotic-enriched bone cement is applied to the infected joint and then re-inserted after several weeks. Bone cement, however, is limited in its ability to kill infections.   Fighting Bacterial Infections In Implants Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital used vancomycin, a polyethylene polymer antibiotic. This antibiotic lasts longer than…

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