Adolescent mental health

By |2018-11-13T09:39:32+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Key facts One in six people are aged 10–19 years. Mental health conditions account for 16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10–19 years. Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated. Globally, depression is one of the leading [...]

Consumer fault is a red herring; Salmonella should be an adulterant in poultry

By |2018-11-13T09:39:20+00:00November 13th, 2018|

In recent days the CDC and FSIS updated information on a continuing salmonellosis outbreak connected to raw and live turkeys. Since July 19 announcement of the outbreak, 74 more people from 26 more states have been reported. That brings the totals, as of Nov. 5, to 164 infected people from 35 states. Sixty-three have been hospitalized and [...]

The Transferable Resistome of Produce

By |2018-11-13T09:29:02+00:00November 13th, 2018|

ABSTRACT Produce is increasingly recognized as a reservoir of human pathogens and transferable antibiotic resistance genes. This study aimed to explore methods to characterize the transferable resistome of bacteria associated with produce. Mixed salad, arugula, and cilantro purchased from supermarkets in Germany were analyzed by means of cultivation- and DNA-based methods. Before and after a [...]

There Might be more in your Ducts than Air

By |2018-11-13T09:28:58+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Earlier this year, Forbes Magazine ran a storyabout working in America and noted that the average American spends 90,000 hours of their life at work. For many of us, that 90,000 hours is spent in a tightly closed building with no open windows and questionable air quality. The indoor air circulates through ductwork most likely installed when [...]

The US defeated Kabul superbugs in its military, but locals still struggle

By |2018-11-13T09:28:34+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Kandahar, Afghanistan (CNN)     As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq evolved, military doctors grappling to treat soldiers maimed by roadside bombs began facing another challenge: Their patients were developing almost incurable, multidrug-resistant infections in their wounds. They couldn’t be treated with the usual antibiotics the doctors had on hand. US Army Col. Clinton Murray, [...]

Was note ban worth the pain? Why India doesn’t use face masks and air purifiers, and more top news

By |2018-11-13T09:27:46+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Demonetisation, two years on: few hits, several misses. While the move sought to weed out unaccounted wealth, RBI data shows the amount of cash in circulation as of 19 October stood at ₹19.68 lakh crore, 9.5% higher than the pre-note ban levels. A survey by LocalCircles shows 60% Indians feel black money is back to full scale. Experts also [...]

Turkey-linked Salmonella outbreak total climbs to 164

By |2018-11-12T09:20:02+00:00November 12th, 2018|

A multidrug-resistant Salmonella Reading outbreak linked to raw turkey products has sickened 74 more people from 26 states, with one fatal illness reported, the first, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today. In its update on the outbreak, first announced in the middle of July, the CDC said the illness total is now 164 [...]

As DRC Ebola cases hit 312, officials see some positive signs

By |2018-11-12T09:19:53+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Four more Ebola cases were reported today in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) outbreak, one from a newly affected health zone, as a high-level group from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) visiting the region said new steps are having an impact on the response. Abducted responders found safe [...]

High rates of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among asylum seekers and refugees admitted to Helsinki University Hospital, 2010 to 2017

By |2018-11-12T09:19:48+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Introduction Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a major health problem worldwide, surges most rapidly in regions with low level of hygiene and poor control of antimicrobial use [1]. AMR spreads across the globe and its extent has been recognised by international bodies at the highest level: in 2016 AMR was addressed at a General Assembly session of [...]

High prevalence of carriage of mcr-1-positive enteric bacteria among healthy children from rural communities in the Chaco region, Bolivia, September to October 2016

By |2018-11-12T09:19:26+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Background The mcr-1 gene is a transferable colistin resistance determinant that was first described among enterobacterial strains isolated from animals and humans in China. The gene encodes a phosphoethanolamine transferase that modifies the colistin target by addition of phosphoethanolamine to the 1’ or 4’ phosphate group of lipid A, which reduces its affinity to colistin [1,2]. Discovery [...]