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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Health News: Preservation of Antibiotic Legislation ♦ Dissemination of staph infections in hospitals ♦ Prescribe exercise for people with HIV + more

Rep. Slaughter Reintroduces Preservation of Antibiotic Legislation  Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) reintroduced the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act , which would ban non-therapeutic uses of medically important antibiotics in food animal production. “My legislation would save eight critical classes of antibiotics from being routinely fed to healthy animals” Continue Reading
The dissemination of staph infections in hospitals  Wireless sensors recording human interactions explain the transmission of germs, such as MRSA, in hospitals, according to new research.Continue Reading
Experiments reveal key components of the body's machinery for battling deadly tularemia  Key molecules that trigger the immune system to launch an attack on the bacterium that causes tularemia have been discovered by researchers. Tularemia is a highly infectious disease that kills more than 30 percent of those infected, if left untreated. It can be readily transmitted by air, insect bites or through contaminated food or water Continue Reading
Along with antiretroviral medications, doctors may prescribe exercise for people with HIV  In addition to antiretroviral medications, people with HIV may soon begin receiving a home exercise plan from their doctors. Continue Reading
Scientists use DNA sequencing to trace the spread of drug-resistant TB Scientists have used DNA sequencing to trace the fatal spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis between patients in the UK. TB is spread by inhaling tiny airborne droplets from an infected person. Continue Reading

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