Health Problems

Two British patients die from eating hospital food

Two Britons have died of food poisoning after eating pre-packaged sandwiches and salads, UK health authorities said on Friday, in a listeria outbreak that has already killed three people in British hospitals. The patients died of listeriosis, a rare bacterial infection that is especially dangerous for people with weak immune systems or pregnant women. The […]

Health Problems

New assay detects patients’ resistance to antimalarial drugs from a drop of blood

Antimalarial drugs appear to follow a typical pattern, with early effectiveness eventually limited by the emergence of drug resistance. A report in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics describes a new assay using whole blood that simplifies the genetic analysis of malarial parasites by completely eliminating processing steps. This provides rapid access to critical information associated […]

Health News

Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study bolsters evidence that programs focusing on improving muscle strength and balance can help achieve that goal. Both studies were published Tuesday in the […]

Personal Health

Pharmacies in Switzerland include antibiotics tablets

As a measure against the development of resistance to antibiotics was started in the Swiss Canton of Ticino, a pilot project: the pharmacies give out there only the really required amount of antibiotics. Unneeded tablets remaining in the pharmacy and are available for follow-up recipes available, or to be disposed of after the end of […]