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September 26, 2016

Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP

“Medical Tattoos” can ease patient’s anxiety about their surgical scars

This small study looked at patient satisfaction of “medical tattoos” that could increase pigmentation in hypopigmented areas, or add color, or hide surgical scars. 143 more words

News

A Powerful New Antibiotic May Have Been Living in Our Noses This Whole Time

The decades-long lack of innovation in developing new antibiotics and the rise of drug-resistant bacteria has terrified the scientific community. But researchers may have discovered a promising bacteria-fighting compound that’s been hiding right under our noses—or at least… 318 more words

Health

None of these diseases

There was a curious discovery in the guts of nine Inca mummies dug out of the mountains of Chile.

Tasha Santiago-Rodriguez, who works with California Polytechnic State University (CPSU), said initially her group was “very surprised” by what they found. 723 more words

Main

Superbugs: The $100 Trillion Risk

Department of Defense researchers announced a shocking finding last month: they had identified an ominous, antibiotic-resistant strain of E. Coli in a Pennsylvania woman seeking medical treatment at a military clinic. 831 more words

Retail

The end of modern medicine?

Let me first say that I am grateful for advances in medicine and science: without the kinds of procedures and drugs that have become available in the last hundred years, I would surely have lost my eldest child many years ago. 344 more words

NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase)

http://www.medicinenet.com/ndm-1/article.htm

NDM-1 stands for New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, which is an enzyme produced by certain strains of bacteria that have recently acquired the genetic ability to make this compound. 30 more words