Infectious Disease: Antimicrobial Resistance
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Isolation of Antimicrobial Compounds From Cnestis ferruginea Vahl ex. DC (Connaraceae) Leaves Through Bioassay-Guided Fractionation
Conclusion In conclusion, aqueous extracts of C. ferruginea leaves showed antimicrobial activity due to the presence of hydroquinone and caffeic acid methyl ester. This supports its traditional use for infections and confirmed that the active molecules are water-soluble. Author Contributions KK, SP, LVP, and WL conceived and designed the experiments. SP, KK, M-RY, and J-GL performed the experiments. SP, LVP, WL, M-RY, J-GL, and Z-HJ analyzed the data. WL and Z-HJ contributed reagents, materials, and analysis tools. KK, SP, WL, M-RY, Z-HJ, and LVP contributed to the writing of the manuscript. All authors contributed to m...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - April 11, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
The World & #039;s Most Innovative Medtech Companies
InnovationÂ is medtech'sÂ middle name, so it's always a nice surprise to see companies in the industry honored for being innovative. Fast Company released a list Wednesday recognizing 10 such companies in the biotech sector. Below, we highlight the companies on the list that are developing medical devices or diagnostics (excluding companies that are more on the pharma and biotech side of the life sciences industry). Foundation Medicine Foundation Medicine develops genomic profiling assays to pair cancer patients with relevant treatments and clinical trials. The company was ranked first among the Top 1...
Source: MDDI - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news
Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news
Protease inhibitors may increase risk of death in people with HIV and heart failure
Ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitors associated with doubled risk of hospital readmission and cardiovascular death Related items fromOnMedica Stroke rate higher in HIV patients £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
New horizons in hospital acquired pneumonia in older people
<span class="paragraphSection"><div class="boxTitle">Abstract</div>Approximately 1.5% of hospital patients develop hospital acquired pneumonia. Aspiration is the major risk factor for pneumonia and is associated with reduced ability to mechanically clear respiratory pathogens into the stomach. Currently non-invasive methods of diagnosing hospital acquired pneumonia are less robust than invasive methods, and lead to over-diagnosis. Accurate diagnosis is key to surveillance, prevention and treatment of HAP, and also to improving outcomes; newer imaging modalities such as phase contrast X-ray imaging and nan...
Source: Age and Ageing - February 27, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
4 Surprising Everyday Items That Can Hurt Your Health
SPECIAL FROM You may watch what you eat, drink filtered water, and use your seat belt to protect yourself on the road. Yet many health hazards are lurking around us in not-so-obvious places. Here, a few to steer clear of: 1. Scented candles A fragrant candle may help you unwind and de-stress. But burning those containing a chemical calledlimonene, often used for citrus-scented candles, as well as many cleaning products, can produce fumes that are downright unhealthy. Recent British research found that households with a high levels of limonene correlated with high levels of formaldehyde, which irritates the eyes and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Number of nurses set to fall by almost 2000
Labour says Health Education England's workforce projections could ‘push hospitals over the edge’ Related items from OnMedicaNICE sets out safe levels of nursing staffNHS employing more nurses than ever beforeWeekend nursing ratios hit stroke mortalityA burning platform – maximising the nursing contribution to the antimicrobial resistance challengeMore than 3000 community nursing posts cut since 2010
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news