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Antibiotics Expert Warns It’s ‘Almost Too Late’ to Stop Global Superbug

Following the discovery in the UK of bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort, a leading British expert is warning it is “almost too late” to stop a global superbug crisis. “The routine preventative use in farming of colistin, and all antibiotics important in human medicine, needs to be banned immediately.” —Cóilín Nunan, Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics News …

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More than half of U.S. states not well prepared for disease outbreaks: study

More than half of U.S. states are poorly prepared to respond to infectious disease outbreaks, a new report says. Twenty-eight states and Washington, D.C. did not pass muster for preventing, detecting, diagnosing and responding to such outbreaks, researchers found. They added that the United States must boost efforts to protect Americans from new threats such as Middle East respiratory syndrome …

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British Report Stresses the Need to Reduce Antibiotics in Livestock

A new British report commissioned by David Cameron says the use of antibiotics in agriculture is fueling the spread of drug-resistant bacteria and must be reduced or even banned where they are important to human health. The report comes weeks after scientists said they discovered bacteria resistant to all antibiotics in China, and just days after the same genetically mutated bug showed up …

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Antibiotics Fed to Livestock are Putting Kids’ Lives in Danger

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a technical report warning that doctors’ ability to treat life-threatening infections in children is being compromised by the practice of adding antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs to the feed of healthy livestock. “Children can be exposed to multiple-drug resistant bacteria, which are extremely difficult to treat if they cause an infection, through …

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6 Things You Must Know About Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver has been used for centuries to promote good health and studies continue to also show that colloidal silver outperforms many mainstream methods used against harmful organisms. [1] With so many cases of antibiotic resistance, it’s no wonder why colloidal silver has become extremely popular in recent years. Consumers should know, however, that not all silver products are created …

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Sputnik – Russian Scientists Find Ancient Bacteria That Could Lead to ‘Elixir of Youth’

A group of Russian scientists discovered an ancient strain of bacteria deep in the Siberian permafrost that could lead to the development of organisms capable of destroying petroleum molecules, turning them into water, and rejuvenating the overall health of living beings, similar to “the elixir of life.” If properly developed, the discovery could lead to a breakthrough in environmental protection, as with the …

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David Gutierrez – CDC’s wild disease hysteria overestimates disease transmission by up to 6,400%

In August 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) loudly publicized the prediction of one of its most famous disease modelers, Martin Meltzer, that there could be 500,000 to 1.4 million new Ebola cases in western Africa over the next few months if the world did not immediately step in to assist. The prediction was admittedly a …

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Andrea Rock – How Safe Is Your Ground Beef?

If you don’t know how the ground beef you eat was raised, you may be putting yourself at higher risk of illness from dangerous bacteria. You okay with that? The American love affair with ground beef endures. We put it between buns. Tuck it inside burritos. Stir it into chili. Even as U.S. red meat consumption has dropped overall in …

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Scott Tips – Hot Times in Geneva: How to Force More Drug Ill-Effects on Billions of People and Make Tons of Money

Most people would not think of Geneva, Switzerland as an uncomfortably hot city.  But each and every time I’ve been here, it has been. The city was so hot this most recent trip that I actually saw two trees fighting over a dog. Still, the reason for braving the heat here was a good and necessary one: The 38th session of …

Impact of Rapid Urbanization on Health by CESAR CHELALA

Rapid urbanization has significant repercussions on migrants’ health. The increasing movement of people from rural to urban areas often alters the characteristic epidemiological disease profile of the country, and at the same time new diseases appear or old ones reemerge. Such is the case of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Urbanization is also associated with changes in diet and exercise that …