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A disease ridden global catastrophe approaches: its time to act!

The world is faced with an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis that threatens to throw our health and medical practices back to the Dark Ages according to… 82 more words

Science

Disgusting, yes! But eating cockroaches can save your life

One man’s food is another man’s fright. While the West is thinking of ways to put an end to cockroaches, China is going the extra mile to breed them. 238 more words

Healthcare

How To Catch A Superbug

I wake up around an hour later in the recovery room and my head feels like it’s exploding. With pain relief administered, I’m wheeled back to my room where my wife, Michelle is waiting. 568 more words

Memoir

Anti-Biotic Resistance in India (The negligence of,)

Anti-biotics are manufactured extensively in India, and sold like candy, just ask for one at your local pharmacy, and you will buy a generic brand without any prescription – or any disease whatsoever. 412 more words

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Looking back now, I realise that I have carried this anxiety with me throughout my entire life. I always thought I was high strung, a little paranoid or strange but I was wrong about that. 545 more words

Anxiety

What should we do NOW? Review of a large NHS Trust’s meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening

Smith, S.J. et al.Journal of Hospital Infection. Published online: 13 May 2016

Universal meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening has been in effect since 2010. MRSA bacteraemia rates have declined substantially, with continuing low MRSA prevalence in hospitals.1 In 2013, the UK Department of Health (DH) commissioned a review of MRSA screening ‒ The National One Week prevalence audit (NOW) ‒ which reviewed the cost-effectiveness of a variety of screening strategies.2Modelling studies determined that the current practice of universal MRSA screening was the least cost-effective and that current compliance with screening was low at 65.7%.

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