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Dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise for children in the U.S., study finds

Rising infections caused by a type of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics is causing longer hospitalizations and may mean a higher risk of death for children in the United States, according to a new study. The study, published this week in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, found that three out of five children admitted […]Related:Rise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseMany people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatmentAir pollution affects preterm birthrates globally, study finds
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The San Francisco SPCA announced Friday on Twitter that cases of dog flu had been confirmed in the Bay Area, and encouraged dog owners to contact their veterinarians if their pets display symptoms of the virus. California is one of several states that has reported outbreaks of dog flu, also known as canine influenza, over the past several months. The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, which monitors reports of dog flu around the country, confirmed that six dogs have tested positive for the canine influenza H3N2 virus in California in the last 45 days. Although there is also an H3N2 strain of human seasonal ...
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Glaxo and Johnson&Johnson top a new measure of how drugmakers do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which are becoming a global emergency.
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Nan Goldin is petitioning fellow artists to boycott donations from the Sacklers in an effort to hold their company, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, accountable for its role in the opioid epidemic.
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Certified sleep science coach Chris Brantner explains why seven to eight hours of sleep each night is the best way to fight off this year's vaccine-resistant flu.
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Rogers Behavioral Health, which introduced a residential drug-addiction treatment unit for adolescents at its West Allis campus in 2017, is embarking on a 25-bed residential unit for adults at the same location.
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Certified sleep science coach Chris Brantner explains why seven to eight hours of sleep each night is the best way to fight off this year's vaccine-resistant flu.
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Authors: Dubberke ER, Mejia-Chew C Abstract INTRODUCTION: Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of healthcare associated infection, and C. difficile infection (CDI) is associated with significant costs, morbidity, and mortality. One obstacle to preventing CDI is lack of high quality data on interventions to prevent CDI. This has led some to focus on areas, such as method of hand hygiene, unlikely to impact CDI incidence as much as others, such as contact precautions. In addition, existing strategies, although effective, do have limitations. Another challenge is the ability to rapidly, and accurately, diagn...
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The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has tripled in recent weeks, with 20 deaths since July, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.Reuters Health Information
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Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85% had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years.Reuters Health Information
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(This version of the Jan 22 story was officially corrected to clarify that CDC director was referring to historical vaccination trends and not deaths from the current flu season in paragraphs 1 and 4)
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