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This Antibiotic Drug May Disrupt the Formation of Fears and Negative Thoughts

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder surfaces in people who have had experienced a traumatic, shocking event. Trauma triggers a host of changes in human body. Fear, when coupled with trauma can lead to a difficulty in dealing with the initial symptoms of stress. Those who take longer to get over the event – and continue to feel threatened, panicky or fearsome even after considerable time – can be diagnosed with PTSD. The symptoms and intensity of people with PTSD range from person to person. “Not every traumatized person develops ongoing (chronic) or…

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Use of antibiotic needs to be brought down

Use of antibiotic needs to be brought down There is an overall decline in antibiotic effectiveness across the world. While the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic resistance is responsible for more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the US, the `State of the World’s Antibiotics2015′ estimates that 58,000 neonatal sepsis deaths are attributable to drug resistant infections in India alone. Director of the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, Lance Price,…

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Novel device detects bacteria and suggests apt antibiotic

An interdisciplinary team of engineers and pharmaceutical researchers at the University of Alberta has invented a device that can rapidly identify harmful bacteria and can determine whether it is resistant to antibiotics. The device could save precious hours in patient care and public health, and prevent the spread of drug-resistant strains of bacteria. The team’s findings can help in detecting bacteria and measure their susceptibility to antibiotics in small confined volumes. The device was designed to look for and trap different types of bacteria and find out which antibiotics are…

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Childhood Antibiotic Use Linked To Higher Food Allergy Risk

Antibiotic treatment within the first year of life is associated with an increase in food allergy diagnosis, suggests new research. The researchers found that children prescribed antibiotics within the first year of life were 1.21 times more likely to be diagnosed with food allergy than children who hadn’t received an antibiotic prescription. “Overusing antibiotics invites more opportunity for side effects, including the potential development of food allergies, and can encourage antibacterial resistance,” said lead researcher Bryan Love from South Carolina College of Pharmacy in the US. The study involved analysis…

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New simplified platform for antibiotic discovery created

  Harvard researchers have created a new, simplified, platform for antibiotic discovery that may work an extended way in solving the crisis of antibiotic resistance. that is “a platform where we assemble 8 (chemical) constructing blocks via a simple procedure to make macrolide antibiotics ” with out the use of erythromycin , the unique macrolide antibiotic, and the drug upon which all others in the magnificence had been primarily based for the reason that early Nineteen Fifties,” the researchers stated. Erythromycin, which became discovered in a soil pattern from the…

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Antibiotic Resistance Is Worrisome, but Not Hopeless

Image via iStock A century ago, the top three causes of death were infectious diseases. More than half of all people dying in the United States died because of germs. Today, they account for a few percent of deaths at most. We owe much of that, of course, to antibiotics, which came into use around the middle of the previous century. But we take them for granted, using them inappropriately and indiscriminately. This has led many to worry that our days of receiving benefits from them are numbered. Concern about…

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