UK raises alarm on deadly rise of superbugs
Britain is to urge the G8 to take action against the spread of drug-resistant microbes as medical and veterinary experts warn that co-ordinated international action is needed to prevent soaring rates of potentially lethal infections turning into a public health catastrophe.
David Willetts, the science minister, will propose far-reaching measures that would clamp down on the overuse of antibiotics by GPs and hospital doctors. [...]
It is a natural medicine used for thousands of years to clean wounds and fight bacteria.
Now, however, honey could hold the key to combating the very modern threat of drug-resistant superbugs.
A study has shown that manuka honey can fight back on two fronts. Not only can it help to kill MRSA and other superbugs, it can also prevent bacteria from becoming resistant to antibiotics.
The danger of the rise of bugs [...]
The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the government’s chief medical officer for England has said.
Professor Dame Sally Davies described it as a “ticking time bomb”.
She warned that routine operations could become deadly in just 20 years if we lose the ability to fight infection.
Dame Sally urged the government to raise the issue during [...]
New wave of ‘superbugs’ poses dire threat, says chief medical officer
Warning over rising death toll as antibiotics fail to tackle rising incidence of ‘gram negative’ bacterial diseases
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria with the potential to cause untreatable infections pose “a catastrophic threat” to the population, the chief medical officer for Britain warns in a report calling for urgent action worldwide.
If tough measures are not taken to [...]
Britain’s most senior medical adviser has warned MPs that the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding.
Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, said the threat from infections that are resistant to frontline antibiotics was so serious that the issue should be added to the government’s national risk register of civil emergencies.
She described what she called an “apocalyptic scenario” where [...]
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“one infection involving the ankle injection…New details have also emerged about the particular type of fungus involved in the meningitis outbreak. As of Oct. 10, the CDC’s fungal disease laboratory has confirmed the presence of the Exserohilum fungus in [...]
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved an ingestible digital sensorthat can be swallowed in a pill to track health data from inside the body. The idea is that the data can be used not only by patients themselves, but also by caregivers and doctors to individualize their care.
The ingestible sensor, formerly known as the Ingestion Event Marker or IEM, is already approved for use in Europe.
It is the first [...]
Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave CBE DL (born on 23 March 1962) is a retired British rower who won gold medals at five consecutiveOlympic Games from 1984 to 2000 as well as a bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Games. He has also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and nine World Rowing Championships gold medals. He has carried the British flag at the opening of the Olympic Games on two occasions. In 2011 he received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement [...]
IDF chief medical officer Gen. Itzik Kreis on Tuesday ordered the Yoav base in the Golan Heights quarantined after several soldiers fell ill with a bacterial infection.
Arutz Sheva has learned many soldiers at the base, including soldiers working in the kitchens, complained of itching all over their bodies.
As a result, the base has been sealed and a full sanitization effort is underway. All equipment, personal belongings, textile goods, and even personnel files are being removed [...]
All two to 17-year-olds in the UK are to be offered annual flu vaccinations.
If 30% take up the offer, there will be 11,000 fewer hospitalisations and 2,000 fewer deaths each year, the chief medical officer for England says.
The children will be immunised using a nasal spray rather than an injection, starting in 2014 at the earliest
High-speed pressure jet administers medicine through the skin
Device is similar to the system used by Dr Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy in Star Trek
Medicine could be delivered via a high-speed pressure jet through the skin in a new needleless method developed by scientists which could spell the end of painful injections.
The Star Trek-style device, unveiled by scientists yesterday, can be programmed to deliver a range of doses to varying skin depths.
The breakthrough [...]
Researchers in China believe they have found a way to produce and harvest large quantities of human serum albumin (HSA) — a blood protein that is widely used in drug and vaccine production — from ordinary grains of rice.
“It looks like an interesting technological step forward,” Dr. Richard J. Benjamin, chief medical officer for the American National Red Cross, told FoxNews.com. “It could potentially produce large quantities in a reasonable time.”
According to [...]
The American Cancer Society cries foul. â€œBased on a photograph or even based of a videotape of someone giving a presentation on stage, it is impossible to make an estimation of someoneâ€™s life expectancy,” the ACS chief medical officer says.
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There’s been worldwide interest since we reported that Apple boss Steve Jobs – the mastermind behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad – could [...]