HOMEChem: House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry

By |2021-12-10T20:32:12+00:00December 10th, 2021|

The average American lives to be 79 years, and 70 of those years are spent indoors. HOMEChem, or House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry, is the first experiment of its kind. Bringing together over 50 students and researchers from 13 universities, HOMEChem aims to explore the complicated chemistry that takes place in indoor environments. [...]

Print Materials for Everyone on Antibiotics

By |2021-12-10T20:31:51+00:00December 10th, 2021|

The print materials provide education on when antibiotics are needed and when they are not, emphasize the importance of appropriate antibiotic use, and explain why antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. We encourage you to share these materials with your partners and colleagues. Brochure Antibiotics Aren’t Always the Answer [...]

World TB Day 2019 Renews Urgent Call for Global Response

By |2021-12-10T20:31:00+00:00December 10th, 2021|

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the launch of a new initiative to fight the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic along with the Global Fund and Stop TB Partnership, as the global health community prepares to commemorate World TB Day on March 24, 2019. Read more at Contagion…   The post World TB Day 2019 Renews Urgent Call for [...]

Isoniazid (INH) mono-resistance and tuberculosis (TB) treatment success: analysis of European surveillance data, 2002 to 2014

By |2021-12-10T20:30:58+00:00December 10th, 2021|

Introduction Tuberculosis (TB) causes a large degree of suffering and an estimated 1.3 million deaths per year globally, occurring mainly in less affluent countries, but also in upper-middle and high-income countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) [1,2]. In Europe, there has been a steady decline in TB notification rates of ca 5% per [...]

Spraying diseased citrus orchards with antibiotics could backfire

By |2021-12-10T20:30:54+00:00December 10th, 2021|

Florida’s efforts to combat citrus greening with widespread drugs could harm the environment and public health. The past ten years have seen many positive moves to curb the liberal use of antibiotics in agriculture. Authorities in the United States and the European Union have banned the use of medically important antibiotics as growth promoters in [...]

The presence of virus significantly associates with chronic rhinosinusitis disease severity

By |2021-12-10T20:30:53+00:00December 10th, 2021|

The presence of virus significantly associates with chronic rhinosinusitis disease severity Rachel K. Goggin , Catherine A. Bennett , Seweryn Bialasiewicz , Rajan S. Vediappan , Sarah Vreugde , Peter‐John Wormald , Alkis J. Psaltis First published: 13 March 2019 https://doi.org/10.1111/all.13772 This article has been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but has not been through the copyediting, typesetting, [...]

Legionella pneumophila levels and sequence-type distribution in hospital hot water samples from faucets to connecting pipes

By |2021-12-10T20:30:52+00:00December 10th, 2021|

Highlights •    Similar L. pneumophila concentrations in hospital faucets and hot water system pipes. •    Hot water temperature increase: determining factor for Lp levels in water. •    Dominance of two STs in first draw and flushed samples in building hot water. •    Minimal impact of local conditions on strain selection and ST distribution. [...]

Weight Loss: Can You Do It With Exercise Alone?

By |2021-12-10T20:30:45+00:00December 10th, 2021|

Exploring the role of diet and calorie reduction If you want to lose weight, wouldn’t it be great to ditch your calorie-tracking apps and focus solely on your workouts? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. CC0 Creative Commons, Pixabay Read more at healthessentials… The post Weight Loss: Can You Do It With Exercise Alone? appeared first [...]