Decreasing inappropriate antibiotic use is key strategy to control drug resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a larger public health threat than most people realize. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports about half of all antibiotics in outpatient settings are incorrectly prescribed. According to the CDC, each year in the U.S., at least 2.8 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection. 35,000 of those More...

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By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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New targeted treatment or insomnia has fewer side effects

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, and is most commonly treated with hypnotics. However, hypnotics have motor and cognitive side effects. According to new findings from the University of Tsukuba More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Researchers analyze online review content of specialized drug treatment facilities

Almost 10 percent of the nation’s entire population live with substance use disorder, but many struggle to find the right help – a task which is made more difficult because there is no standardized rating More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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This story contains a warning that might cause alarm — or apathy

For more than a decade, Raymond Ho has answered calls for California’s poison emergency hotline. One that sticks out came from a panicked mom who feared that she and her child had just eaten a chemical More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Most adolescents exposed to marijuana marketing either on social media or print media

Despite restrictions on paid advertising cannabis on social media, most teenagers reported seeing marijuana marketing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to a public health study authored by University More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Study finds increase in peritoneal dialysis use in the U.S. after Medicare payment reform

More US patients with kidney failure started, stayed on, and switched to peritoneal dialysis following a payment policy implemented in 2011 by Medicare. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN, More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Insufficient sleep may explain why disadvantaged groups have more heart disease

Insufficient sleep is one reason why disadvantaged groups have more heart disease. That’s the finding of a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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Using behavioral sciences to promote oral health

2019 marks the Centennial of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). Over the last century the JDR has been dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge and information on all sciences relevant to dentistry More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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University of Sheffield receives Queen’s Anniversary Prize for innovation in neuroscience

Neuroscience research at the University of Sheffield has been recognized by Her Majesty The Queen for delivering real benefits in improving patient outcomes for people living with some of the most devastating More...

By admin On Friday, November 22nd, 2019
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New study aims to improve health equity in New Jersey

Residents of two Trenton ZIP codes can expect to live to about 74 years old on average, but in neighboring communities within a 13-mile radius, life expectancies can be more than a decade longer. Such striking More...