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‘Game-changing’ antibiotic can kill off superbugs

June 1, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

‘Game-changing’ antibiotic can kill off superbugs Published Tuesday 27 March 2018 By Ana Sandoiu Fact checked by Jasmin Collier A new study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, offers the first proof that a new synthetic form of the antibiotic teixobactin can neutralize drug-resistant bacteria. Scientists may be approaching a new era of antibiotics. The Centers for […]

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97 dogs were rescued from hoarding in south Fulton

May 31, 2018 by in category Hoarding

97 dogs were rescued from hoarding in south Fulton. Now, many are ready for adoption. The Fulton County animal shelter has around 20 dogs from the December 2017 case ready to adopt to a patient owner By Myrydd Wells  – January 29, 2018 On a Sunday morning in December, firefighters responded to a blazing house on […]

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Deeper issues often accompany hoarding disorder

May 31, 2018 by in category Hoarding

Deeper issues often accompany hoarding disorder By Jenna Fisher Posted Jan 12, 2017 at 2:00 PMUpdated Jan 12, 2017 at 2:49 PM Hoarding disorder in Brookline is a present, delicate issue, say experts. The recent incident in Brookline where a woman was found to be living with the body of a deceased woman for more than a year while her house fell into disrepair highlights that […]

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US overdose deaths from fentanyl and synthetic opioids doubled in 2016

May 30, 2018 by in category Drug Paraphernalia

US overdose deaths from fentanyl and synthetic opioids doubled in 2016 National Center for Health Statistics estimates drug overdoses killed 64,070 people in the US last year, a rise of 21% from 2015 Edward Helmore in New York  Much of the increase in fatalities is blamed on the synthetic opioid fentanyl, which is typically used for […]

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Are antibiotics turning livestock into superbug factories?

May 29, 2018 by in category Infectious Disease

A pig outside of its pen. T-LOREN/ISTOCKPHOTO Are antibiotics turning livestock into superbug factories? By Giorgia GuglielmiSep. 28, 2017 , 2:00 PM Almost 80% of all antibiotics in the United States aren’t taken by people. They’re given to cows, pigs, and chickens to make them grow more quickly or as a cheap alternative to keeping them […]

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How fentanyl became America’s leading cause of overdose deaths

May 28, 2018 by in category Drug Paraphernalia

How fentanyl became America’s leading cause of overdose deaths Fentanyl and its analogs are appearing across America, making the US’s deadliest drug overdose crisis ever even worse. By German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com  Updated Dec 21, 2017, 9:30am EST Drew Angerer/Getty Images The leading cause of drug overdoses in America is no longer cocaine, meth, or even heroin or common opioid […]

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Woman Dies from Rare Rodent-Borne Virus

May 28, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Arizona Woman Dies from Rare Rodent-Borne Virus By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | April 27, 2018 11:37am ET The deer mouse is a carrier of the “Sin Nombre” virus, which causes hantavirus. Credit: CDC/James Gathany Update on April 27, 2017: An Arizona woman who contracted a rare, rodent carried virus called hantaviurs, died last week after a 3-month […]

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How to help a hoarder

May 27, 2018 by in category Hoarding

When things become too much: How to help a hoarder Lee Shuer’s home office was filled to the brim before he got a handle on his hoarding. (Lee Shuer) Alison BowenContact Reporter-Chicago Tribune- February 17, 2017, 11:37AM When Bec and Lee Shuer were dating, she thought all of the stuff crammed into Lee’s house belonged […]

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Additives like fentanyl are making the opioid epidemic deadlier in Pittsburgh

May 26, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Additives like fentanyl are making the opioid epidemic deadlier in Pittsburgh By J. Dale Shoemaker / PublicSource Posted Nov 18, 2016 at 12:01 AMUpdated Nov 18, 2016 at 4:00 AM Near Aaron Arnold’s office, a whiteboard hangs on the wall. It tells you where fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, and other dangerous heroin additives are popping up around the city of Pittsburgh. It’s a useful […]

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Woman Killed by a Superbug Resistant to Every Available Antibiotic

May 26, 2018 by in category Uncategorized

Woman Killed by a Superbug Resistant to Every Available Antibiotic The “nightmare bacteria” could fend off 26 different drugs By Helen Branswell, STAT on January 13, 2017 A pan-resistant form of Klebsiella pneumoniae killed a 70-year-old woman in Nevada in September. Credit: CDC If it sometimes seems like the idea of antibiotic resistance, though unsettling, is more theoretical than real, please read on. […]

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