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Media Watch Antibiotic resistance: apocalypse soon?

Imagine a world in which a single pandemic disease is virulent and infectious enough to reduce the human population by over 99 ·9% in less than a year. That was the scenario presented in a new radio play by the well known thriller writer Val McDermid. Resistance was broadcast in three parts on BBC Radio 4 on March 3, 10, and 17, as part of its Dangerous Visions series of dystopian dramas.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Media Watch Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Of all the strategies employed (ester, targeted delivery, macromolecular, protides and nucleoside analogues, and non-nucleoside analogues prodrugs), the most promising are nucleoside analogues and macromolecular prodrugs. The macromolecular prodrug VivaGel works by two mechanisms: envelope mediated and receptor mediated disruption. Nucleotide analogues have witnessed productive era in the recent past few years. The era of non-interferon based treatment of hepatitis (through direct inhibitors of NS5A) has dawned.
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
David Doddwantsemployers to assume a degree of responsibility for employees ’ mental wellbeing,Justin Harpermakes a case for income protection andGary Feredaysayspsychoanalytically informed therapies should be more widely available. Plus letters fromKeir Hardingand Rob DaviesJeremy Hunt has once more propelled mental health up the political agenda with the promise that an extra £1.3bn would be invested annually in mental health services by 2021 (Report, 10 October). However, while such promises constitute a significant step forward, it will take a lot more than policy and funding to resolve a problem reaching p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Mental health Depression Psychology Society NHS Work & careers UK news Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Results revealed that post-pandemic influenza seasons in Macedonia were rather different. Although the influenza season pattern is similar to patterns in some countries of the WHO European region, some unique characteristics were observed. PMID: 29022683 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Grabowski ML, KosiƄska B, Knap JP, Brydak LB Abstract The Spanish influenza pandemic in the years 1918-1920 was the largest and most tragic pandemic of infectious disease in human history. Deciphering the structure of the virus (including the determination of complete genome sequence) of this pandemic and the phylogenetic analysis and explanation of its virulence became possible thanks to molecular genetic analysis of the virus isolated from the fixed and frozen lung tissue of influenza victims who died in 1918 and were buried frozen in Alaska and Spitsbergen. Epidemiological data from the course of this ...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
The Good Doctor (Season 1; Episode 3): A Patient Takes A Drink While on the Transplant List This week, a patient is finally at the top of the list for a heart transplant. The heart is at a hospital on the other side of the Bay and through a series of obstacles, getting the liver to the hospital while still viable becomes a challenge. At the same time, a final series of blood tests shows that the patient had a drink.…
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: BioethicsTV Clinical Trials & Studies Featured Posts Justice Media Public Health #DesignatedSurvivor #thegooddoctor #TheGoodPlace Source Type: blogs
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Source: PHPartners.org - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Date: Tuesday, 10 17, 2017; Speaker: Dr. Khaled Moussawi, NIDA; Dr. Karran Phillips, NIDA; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Auditorium ; CME Credit
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
Have you ever thought that it would be possible to monitor drug overdoses, Zika cases or the spread of the flu in real time? Have you ever imagined that satellites wouldbe able to tell how and where a malaria epidemic will happen months before the actual outbreak? It is mind-blowing how, in the last years, digital maps developed to a level where they serve as effective tools for evaluating, monitoring and even predicting health events. That’s why I decided to give a comprehensive overview of digital maps in healthcare. John Snow, cholera and the revolution of maps in healthcare Before Game of Thrones monopolized Joh...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Mobile Health digital health digital technology epidemics epidemiology gc4 Innovation interactive maps Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2017 Source:The Lancet Author(s): David M Pigott, Aniruddha Deshpande, Ian Letourneau, Chloe Morozoff, Robert C Reiner, Moritz U G Kraemer, Shannon E Brent, Isaac I Bogoch, Kamran Khan, Molly H Biehl, Roy Burstein, Lucas Earl, Nancy Fullman, Jane P Messina, Adrian Q N Mylne, Catherine L Moyes, Freya M Shearer, Samir Bhatt, Oliver J Brady, Peter W Gething, Daniel J Weiss, Andrew J Tatem, Luke Caley, Tom De Groeve, Luca Vernaccini, Nick Golding, Peter Horby, Jens H Kuhn, Sandra J Laney, Edmond Ng, Peter Piot, Osman Sankoh, Christopher J L Murray, Simon I Hay Background Predictin...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
An aggressive strain of avian flu called H7N9 has killed about 40 percent of the people it has infected in China. The CDC is warning that it could cause widespread destruction in the US.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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