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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Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news
Authors: Yamaguchi T, Miyamoto T, Sekigawa M, Watanabe K, Hijikata S, Yamaguchi J, Iwai T, Sagawa Y, Miyazaki R, Masuda R, Miwa N, Hara N, Nagata Y, Obayashi T, Nozato T Abstract Japan is facing problems associated with "heart failure (HF) pandemics" and bed shortages in core hospitals that can accommodate patients with acute HF. The prognosis is currently unknown for acute HF patients who were transferred from core hospitals to collaborating hospitals during the very early treatment phase and whose treatment strategies are in place.We enrolled 166 acute HF patients who were hospitalized between January 1...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
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Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
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Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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