Extending the Cure – United States Falling Behind In Efforts to Control Superbug Threat
The latest iteration of ResistanceMap was launched this week that offers a comprehensive way to visualize global antibiotic resistance trends and identify top-performing countries and U.S. regions as well as those where antibiotic resistant infections are severe. Such infections can result in long hospital stays and high treatment costs — if they can be treated at all.
Time – Depression May Boost Risk of Stroke
Depression may go hand in hand with a number of other physical health problems, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Now the latest evidence suggests that depression may also increase the risk of stroke.
National Institutes of Health – NIH study finds hospitalizations increase for alcohol and drug overdoses
Hospitalizations for alcohol and drug overdoses — alone or in combination — increased dramatically among 18- to 24-year-olds between 1999 and 2008, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Associated Press – Bachmann says food industry overregulated
A week after the Agriculture Department announced wider testing for potentially deadly E. coli in meat, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday that regulations were overburdening food producers.
USA Today – Bill Clinton: Climate change denial makes U.S. look like a ‘joke’
“If you’re an American, the best thing you can do is to make it politically unacceptable for people to engage in denial” about climate change, he said on the opening day of the three-day Clinton Global Initiative’s seventh annual meeting in New York City, according to Politico.
Science Blog – Wireless tech could reduce traffic congestion, air pollution
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant worth nearly $2 million to UCLA and Rutgers to develop intelligent metropolitan traffic management technology that reduces urban traffic congestion and air pollution.
New York Times – In Cuts to Health Programs, Experts See Difficult Task in Protecting Patients
President Obama and some members of Congress assert that, in cutting Medicare and Medicaid, they can whack health care providers while protecting beneficiaries. But experts say it is not so simple. Experience, they say, shows that some cuts in payments to providers hurt beneficiaries, as more doctors refuse to take Medicaid patients or limit the number of new Medicare patients they will accept. Hospitals curtail services. Beneficiaries may have more difficulty getting therapy services after a stroke, traumatic brain injury or hip fracture.