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Physicians slow to use effective new antibiotics against superbugs
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2019 - New, more effective antibiotics are being prescribed in only about a quarter of infections by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae CRE , a family of the world s most intractable drug-resistant bacteria, according to an analysis by infectious disease and pharmaceutical scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and published today by the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases . This sluggish uptake of such h ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Personal protective equipment most critical to safety of seafarers
The shipping industry is vital to the existence of the global trade economy, yet seafarers face one of the highest risks of workplace injury or death. Understanding the causes and reducing the frequency of occupational injuries not only benefits the seafarers but directly benefits the shipping companies by reducing premiums, liabilities and legal costs. A new article published in Risk Analysis An International Journal investigates the causes of these injur ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
One-third of pre-approved prescription drugs have not completed the FDA approv...
CATONSVILLE, MD, August 26, 2019 - The Food and Drug Administration s FDA Accelerated Approval Program was created in 1992 to significantly accelerate the ability to bring certain new drugs to market. New research to be published in an upcoming issues of the INFORMS journal Manufacturing Service Operations Management reveals a large number of drug manufacturers are failing to complete the approval process, meaning a significant number of drugs on the marke ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Memory loss, dementia an understudied yet widespread phenomenon among Chinese ...
The U.S. Chinese population is growing - and graying - rapidly From 2000 to 2010, the Chinese American population aged 65 and over grew at a rate four times higher than the overall U.S. older adult population. As of 2016, 14 of the approximately four million Chinese Americans were aged 65 and older. As this population ages, they are increasingly susceptible to memory loss and lacking the necessary supports for healthy aging, according to four new Rutgers s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rath...
Queen stingless bees face an increased risk of being executed by worker bees if they mate with two males rather than one, according to new research by the University of Sussex and the University of S 227 o Paulo. A colony may kill their queen because of the quality of offspring, according to the paper by Professor Francis Ratnieks, from the University of Sussex, along with colleagues Ayrton Vollet-Neto and Vera Imperatriz-Fonseca from the University of S 2 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Treatment for sexual and domestic violence offenders does work
A first-of-its-kind study has found that specialised psychological programmes for sexual and domestic violence offenders have led to major reductions in reoffending but best results are achieved with consistent input from a qualified psychologist. For the study, which was led by Professor Theresa Gannon at the University of Kent, a team of psychologists from the UK and Canada reviewed 70 previous studies and 55,000 individual offenders from five countries ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Could Dirty Air Spur a Rise in Serious Mental Illness?
As air quality declines, the prevalence of mental health conditions may rise, a large, new study suggests. Looking at data on millions of people in the United States and Denmark, researchers found correlations between air pollution exposure and rates of certain psychiatric disorders. In both countries, poorer air quality was linked to a slightly heightened risk of bipolar disorder. And in Denmark -- where childhood data was available -- people who were exp ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 26
Mixing Marijuana With Opioids May Not Be Good for Mental Health
As America continues to struggle with an opioid epidemic, marijuana has been suggested by some as a safer alternative to opioid painkillers. But taking the two together may leave users vulnerable to mental health issues, a new study finds. Not only that, researchers found that those who combined pot and opioids for pain were also more likely to abuse other drugs such as cocaine, alcohol and sedatives. There s been a lot of buzz that maybe pot is the new or ...
Healthday - Mon. Aug 26
BU finds alternative to 'revolving door' of opioid detox and relapse
In a first-ever randomized trial, patients at a short-term inpatient program began long-term outpatient treatment with buprenorphine before discharge, with better outcomes than detox patients. Three out of four people who complete an inpatient opioid withdrawal management program--commonly known as detox --relapse within a month, leading to a revolving door effect. Few successfully transition from the inpatient setting to long-term treatment with proven me ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Study shows hazardous patterns of prescription opioid misuse in the US
August 21, 2019 -- Among adults aged 18 years and older, 31 percent used prescription opioids only as prescribed by a physician medically and 4 percent misused them. Thus, the overwhelming majority 88 percent of all past-12-month prescription opioid users used the drugs for medical purposes only, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the New York State Psychiatric ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
UNM study confirms cannabis flower is an effective mid-level analgesic medicat...
Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States U.S. , researchers at The University of New Mexico UNM found strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain, with the average user experiencing a three-point drop in pain suffering on a 0-10 point scale immediately following cannabis consumption. With a mounting opioid epidemic at full force and relat ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
Anxiety, depression linked to more opioid use after surgery
Surgeons wielding their life-saving scalpels, laparoscopic tools, or other implements to repair or remove what ails their patients understand all too well that pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for these highly effective analgesics fraught with risk. New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians mitigate that risk by identifying which patients are more l ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
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