The Dangers of Over-Prescribing Antibiotics

CDC: Over-prescibing Antibiotics promotes stronger More Resilient Bacteria Growth. This new Bacteria Growth is more resistant to medications, and often causes infections and cancer-type skin spots (these spots appear red and brown) that are much more serious than the original infection being treating. Antibiotic prescribing in hospitals is inconsistent and often inappropriate—contributing to the emergence of antibioticContinue reading “The Dangers of Over-Prescribing Antibiotics”

Using Antipsychotics for Elderly Patients Boosts Kidney Risks .

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Older adults treated with atypical antipsychotics are at increased risk of kidney injury, according to a study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The findings add to previous evidence that this class of drugs is risky for older adults. Although atypical antipsychotics are commonly prescribed for older adults…

New AIDS Vaccine Comes in a Capsule

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Wanted: Volunteers to test an experimental new AIDS vaccine that is needle-free. The catch? You have to be willing to stay locked up in your room for 12 days. The new vaccine comes in a capsule and it’s made using a common cold virus called an adenovirus, genetically engineered with…

DEPRESSION: IT’S NOT YOUR SEROTONIN

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Millions believe depression is caused by ‘serotonin deficiency,’ but where is the science in support of this theory? “Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.” Herein lies the serotonin myth. As one of only two countries…

Scientists use ‘NanoVelcro’ and temperature control to extract tumor cells from blood

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An international group led by scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients’ blood. Circulating tumor cells are cancer cells that break away from tumors and travel in the blood, looking for places in the body to…