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It ’s Been One Year Since the World Took On Superbugs. Here’s What’s Changed
This week marks one year since world leaders met at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in 2016 and unanimously committed to tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The risks of not doing so were clear: a recent report estimated that if AMR continued to spread at its current rate, there would be up to 10 million deaths globally by 2050. On Thursday, leaders gathered once again, in a less formal setting near the UN, to discuss what progress has been made one year later. “We are not where we should be,” said Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer of England, during her keynote sp...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized AMR antibiotic resistance antibiotics rise of the superbugs UNGA United Nations United Nations General Assembly what is antibiotic resistance Source Type: news

NIST's Quick Test May Speed Antibiotic Treatment and Combat Drug Resistance
Researchers at NIST have developed a new technique for determining if an antibiotic combats a given infection, which could limit development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More Than $500K in Prizes on the Line for Four Startups
It’s down to just four companies in the 2017 MedTech Innovator $500K Competition, whittled down from a field of almost 600 companies. The finalists, which emerged from the 20-company MedTech Innovator Accelerator, will vie for the top prize next week. Representatives from each company will pitch to an audience and judging panel during a session at The MedTech Conference in San Jose, CA on September 26. The panel of judges, which includes leaders from Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Ventures, Becton Dickinson, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures, will ask questions before the session audience casts their votes. The medical t...
Source: MDDI - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Will Disposable Caps Solve Dirty Scope Problems?
Reprocessing duodenoscopes after they’ve journeyed through a patient’s GI tract has been a pain in the you-know-what for pretty much everyone involved. These flexible lighted instruments are quite complex, with a lot of small working parts that are difficult to clean. So it’s all too easy for contaminated tissue or fluid to get trapped in the crevices of the device and allow nasty little superbugs to spread to other patients. And yet, duodenoscopes enable more than 500,000 necessary procedures a year for patients with bile duct disorders and other upper GI problems, according to FDA. That’s why the ...
Source: MDDI - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Sterilization Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Antibacterial Agents in Clinical Development: An analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis
This report focuses on the lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The report found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified by WHO as posing the greatest threat to health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Towels Are Way Dirtier Than You Think
Dirty towels can carry a huge variety of microbes, and they’ve even been linked to spreading infectious disease. You can’t keep your towels 100% germ-free, experts say, but you can limit the grossest ones by washing your towels—only way more often than you probably do now. Towels are such great bacteria traps because every time you use a towel, you transfer your natural skin bacteria, and any other germs you’re carrying, onto their surface. Most of these germs won’t have any negative health effects because they’re coming from you. “Our bodies are adapted to being able to live in th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Bacteria bath towels coliform bacteria dirty towels E. coli fungus how often should i do laundry how often should i wash my bath towels how often should i wash my towels how to wash towels Hygiene kitchen towels mic Source Type: news

Investigators may unlock mystery of how staph cells dodge the body's immune system
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system, offering a clearer picture of how a successful vaccine would work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control
Scientists say Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Duodenoscope With Disposable Cap FDA OKs First Duodenoscope With Disposable Cap
The agency said that the single-use disposable cap will make it easier to decontaminate the scope to reduce the threat of spreading deadly antibiotic-resistant infections.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Antibacterial Agents in Clinical Development: An Analysis of the Antibacterial Clinical Development Pipeline, Including Tuberculosis
World Health Organization. 09/2017 This 48-page report shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. It found very few potential treatment options for those antibiotic-resistant infections identified by the World Health Organization as posing the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis, which kills around 250,000 people each year. The report identifies 12 classes of priority pathogens that are increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics and urgently in need of new treatments. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Dis...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Prioritization of Pathogens to Guide Discovery, Research and Development of New Antibiotics for Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections, Including Tuberculosis
World Health Organization. 09/2017 This 88-page report presents the priority pathogens to be targeted for research and development of new antibiotics to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections and tuberculosis. It acknowledges that viral, fungal, and parasitic infections may well need a similar strategy in the near future. It addresses Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which have been overlooked until recently despite their considerable health and economic burden. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drug resistance: WHO report 'serious lack of new antibiotics'
A new report from the WHO reveals that the current scope of new antibiotic development is far from what is needed to tackle drug resistance. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

Air Pollution Linked to MRSA Acquisition in Children With CF Air Pollution Linked to MRSA Acquisition in Children With CF
Young cystic fibrosis patients chronically exposed to air pollution may be more likely to acquire MRSA, a new study reports.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug-resistant infections are a 'global health emergency': WHO
WHO found there is a lack of new treatments being developed to combat antibiotic-resistant infections, such as tuberculosis which kills around 250,000 people each year. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Not Enough Antibiotics in Pipeline to Curb Superbugs WHO: Not Enough Antibiotics in Pipeline to Curb Superbugs
Physicians need more weapons against drug-resistant tuberculosis and carbapenem-resistant bugs such as Enterobacteriaceae, according to the agency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why Global Health Is Center Stage at the United Nations General Assembly
At this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), an annual meeting where dignitaries from 193 nations gather in New York City, world leaders are expected to discuss a number of conflicts with implications for global health, including climate change and the ongoing refugee crisis. The theme of this year’s UNGA General Debate—where world leaders, including President Donald Trump, will deliver statements on issues of international concern—is “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” While the debate officially kicks off on Tuesday, muc...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized antibiotic resistance climate change dr. tedros global health public health Refugees UNGA UNGA 2017 United Nations General Assembly universal health care Source Type: news

Shapeshifting bacteria? Scientists discover how E. coli in space becomes antibiotic resistant
(Natural News) Bacterial cells such as E.coli were found to mutate or shapeshift in space to resist common antibiotics that successfully kill them on Earth, a study in the Frontiers in Microbiology revealed. The scientific community has long established that bacteria show different activities in space than when they are on Earth. Likewise, researchers have known that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genes
(American Chemical Society) From isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team has identified a surprising way some of these genes are getting into ocean sediments: through food for marine fisheries. Their report appears in ACS' Environmental Science& Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CARB-X Chief Strategy Officer John Rex to Open Superbugs USA Summit
Antimicrobial resistance has sparked an urgency in the development of new drugs as the industry strives for novel solutions to fight infectious diseases. Innovation and collaboration is requested at every level. Superbugs and Superdrugs USA, will dis … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Defending Against Superbugs: An Interactive Case Study Managing an "Outbreak" of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a Hospital Setting
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 08/31/2017 This 30-minute online simulation, provided in collaboration with the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), is designed to strengthen participants'ability to develop an effective infection control approach in response to an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a hospital. Two case studies are presented, and participants will make clinical decisions that affect patient outcomes. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

'Superbug' bacteria gang up on us, fueled by antibiotic use, nursing home study suggests
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) What's worse than getting exposed to a kind of bacteria that modern antibiotics can't kill? Getting exposed to more than one -- because they may work together to cause an infection, new research suggests. And trying different antibiotics to control one such 'superbug' may only encourage others. The researchers say it's time to think about such bacteria as members of an antibiotic-resistant ecosystem in healthcare environments -- not as single species that act and respond alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

T2 Biosystems files 510(k) for T2Bacteria Panel
T2 Biosystems Inc. (NSDQ:TTOO) said today it filed a 510(k) appliation with the FDA for its T2Bateria Panel rapid diagnostic solution designed to identify pathogens assocaited with Sepsis. The T2Bacteria panel is designed to run on the FDA-cleared T2Dx instrument to provide diagnosis of sepsis pathogens within hours, reducing the time for patients with bloodstream infections to receive treatment, the Lexington, Mass.-based company said. The submission includes data from a pivotal clinical trial of the T2Bacteria Panel which compared it to blood culture, as well as the performance of the panel in known bacteria positiv...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance T2 Biosystems Inc. Source Type: news

Health Tip: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
-- More than 400,000 Americans get sick every year from antibiotic-resistant foodborne bacteria, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. These infections, which resist the effects of antibiotics, are harder to treat and often lead... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 7, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Heraeus Medical Components acquires Biotectix Heraeus Medical Components is acquiring conductive polymer materials maker Biotectix. The deal, announced yesterday, will allow Heraeus to boost its medical electrode coating capabil...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

CDC to use T2 Biosystems in testing for superbug Candida auris
T2 Biosystems Inc. (NSDQ:TTOO) said today that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use its T2Dx Instrument to test and monitor for the emergence and outbreaks of the antibiotic-resistant superbug Candida auris. The Lexington, Mass.-based company said the use of the T2Dx “represents multiple, new applications” for the platform. The system will be used for the 1st time to test patient skin and blood samples and also for environmental surveillance and to monitor outbreaks. Both applications are currently available as research tools for investigational purposes in the US and Europe, T2 Biosy...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics T2 Biosystems Inc. Source Type: news

Britain's Destiny Pharma Raises Cash to Fund'Superbug' Drugs Britain's Destiny Pharma Raises Cash to Fund'Superbug' Drugs
Britain's Destiny Pharma, which is developing drugs to target antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, has raised 15.3 million pounds ($19.8 million) by listing shares on London's AIM market.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Royal Pharmaceutical Society calls on members to join fight against deadly superbugs
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has today at its annual conference marked the start of a new campaign, led by the three national pharmacy boards, to raise awareness of the importance of antimic (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA OK's New Drug for Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs
The FDA approved a new drug called Vabomere, meant for serious, antibiotic-resistant urinary tract infections. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University in Hong Kong discovers newly emerged superbug
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, or PolyU, have discovered a newly-emerged superbug that could pose a significant threat to human health. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PolyU discovers a newly emerged superbug
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Partner State Key Laboratory of Chirosciences at the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University discovered a newly emerged superbug, hyper-resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, which may cause untreatable and fatal infections in relatively healthy individuals and will pose enormous threat to human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exthera Medical wins FDA EAP designation for Seraph 100 blood filter
Exthera Medical said today that the FDA granted its Seraph 100 blood filter an expedited access pathway designation. The approval comes with an initial indication for use “as an adjunctive treatment for bacteremia in addition to antibiotics for patients receiving hemodialysis when the source of the infection is heparin- or heparin sulfate-binding bacteria, including antibiotic resistant bacteria MRSA, VRE, ESBL, CRE and MRSE,” the company said. “We submitted our EAP application in early June. FDA responded by requesting additional information and clarifications, and Seraph was granted EAP designation with...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance ExThera Medical Source Type: news

Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genes
(American Chemical Society) From isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team has identified a surprising way some of these genes are getting into ocean sediments: through food for marine fisheries. Their report appears in ACS' Environmental Science& Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With Pneumothorax Rescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With Pneumothorax
The authors describe a combination therapy for the successful treatment of a case of severe community-acquired MRSA pneumonia complicated by pneumothorax.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibiotic prescription fill rates declining in the U.S.
Since 2010, antibiotic prescription rates in the U.S. have been declining among the commercially insured population, falling 9 percent during this period. This decline indicates that considerable progress is being made in public health campaigns to limit the use of antibiotics and prevent the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic Prescribing Down, Says Blue Cross Blue Shield Antibiotic Prescribing Down, Says Blue Cross Blue Shield
Physicians are heeding red flags about the dangers of superbugs, but one in five antibiotic prescriptions are still problematic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Candida Auris: A New Fungal Superbug Emerging As A Global Threat
For the first time, a new yeast, Candida auris, is found to be spreading from person to person in hospitals. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Tags: NYSE:PFE NYSE:MRK Source Type: news

McDonald's Will Stop Buying Chicken Treated With Antibiotics. Here's Why That Matters.
This is a major step in the fight against superbugs. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IDRI to continue development of inhalable TB drug candidate
(Infectious Disease Research Institute) IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute), on behalf of the Lilly TB Drug Discovery Initiative, announces it has entered into an agreement with Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a China-based leading biopharmaceutical company, to continue development of inhalable CPZEN-45, a tuberculosis (TB) drug candidate that could potentially treat the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant TB. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

McDonald's to cut antibiotics from chicken supply by 2018
The move, unveiled in a policy statement on Wednesday, comes amid a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs which are becoming increasingly resistant to medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McDonald's to cut global antibiotic use in chickens
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of the high value human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018, as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

McDonald's to start cutting global antibiotic use in chickens
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of important human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018, as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

E. coli superbug squashed by 'superteam' of antibiotics
Researchers led by the University of Buffalo have now created three antibiotics that together could eradicate E.coli genes mcr-1 and ndm-5 that previously made the bacterium immune. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's Destiny Pharma Taps AIM Market to Fund'Superbug' Drugs UK's Destiny Pharma Taps AIM Market to Fund'Superbug' Drugs
British biotech firm Destiny Pharma is aiming to raise more than 10 million pounds ($12.9 million) of new equity to develop drugs that target antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, or superbugs, in hospitals, it said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Sugar in breast milk could kill off superbugs
Mother's milk has been found to contain natural antibiotics that could be used in the battle to fight drug-resistant diseases, a study by Vanderbilt University in the US has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Once invincible superbug squashed by 'superteam' of antibiotics
(University at Buffalo) University at Buffalo researchers have assembled a team of three antibiotics that, together, are capable of eradicating E. coli carrying mcr-1 and ndm-5 -- genes that make the bacterium immune to last-resort antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BREAKTHROUGH as certain probiotics are found to produce powerful antibiotics that kill superbugs
(Natural News) Scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine are saying that next-generation probiotics can reduce the risk of becoming infected with the bacterium Clostridium difficile, also known a C. difficile or C. diff. This is a common bacterial infection which causes gastrointestinal issues such as bowel discomfort and diarrhea. Treatment for the condition usually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top experts meet to advance holistic solutions to superbug infections spread by healthcare surfaces
(BLL Partners, LLC) Top experts in infection prevention and healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) are meeting in Dallas next week at the Healthcare Surfaces Summit 2017 to identify ways to reduce the rising menace from surface-spread healthcare-acquired superbug infections. Interdisciplinary teams representing multiple areas of expertise will collaborate to formulate integrated, actionable solutions from a holistic perspective. An HAI survivor and activist will keynote, illustrating the human and social costs of these devastating, but preventable diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mother preferred Dr over Miss or Mrs | Brief letters
Academic titles | Margarets as a dying breed | Big Ben | Girls ’ and boys’ clothes | Dogs on escalatorsAlison Hackett (Letters, 17 August) complains at the use of “Dr” and “Prof” titles. But they can prove useful. Our motherAnne McLaren (a single parent, and a biologist who, working with mice, created the world ’s first IVF birth, and became the first woman officer of the Royal Society in their 300-year history, as foreign secretary and vice-president), was asked, “Is it ‘Miss’ or ‘Mrs’?”. We three kids watched and wondered how she...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Science IVF Health Fertility problems Society Feminism Women World news Baby names Parents and parenting Life and style Margaret Thatcher Politics House of Commons Children Fashion Source Type: news

‘Superbugs’ found in Brazil’s urban waters
Researchers discover several species of multidrug-resistant bacteria in lakes and rivers of major cities. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug-resistant Japanese fungus spreads to 55 hospitals
The fungus was first identified in the ear canal of a Japanese woman in 2009 Related items fromOnMedica Health workers ’ hand-washing rates decline through the working day PHE urges hand washing to tackle fatal E.coli outbreak Superbugs could kill 1 person every 3 seconds Doomwatch report warns of 80,000 superbug deaths (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news