From the monthly archives:

May 2013

Tamiflu, one of the only treatments for Avian Flu, may trigger H7N9 to become drug resistant (meaning a sample in the patient became resistant after Tamiflu was administered). Early analysis had predicted the possibility, but we now have actual cases of it happening. Not everyone with H7N9 develop drug resistance, some get a lower viral […]

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With new healthcare laws putting pressure on hospitals to cut costs, hospitals are targeting one of the most preventable and deadly problems: hospital acquired infections. Just being a patient gives you a 5% risk of acquiring an infection, a .25% risk of dying. With a hundred thousand deaths and millions of dollars in costs, stopping […]

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If you haven’t been too concerned about the SARS-like virus that developed in the middle east and is spreading in Europe, know that WHO is. Now called MERS, the virus, a member of the Coronavirus family like SARS, has killed more than half of those who have tested positive. What’s concerning WHO is that the […]

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Since humans started cultivating fruits and vegetables, we’ve been selectively breeding them to be sweeter, starchier, and oilier. Those were ok qualities to have when humans needed high calorie diets, but they come at the cost of nutrients. The lack of nutrients has contributed to modern problems like cancer, diabetes, dementia. If you want to […]

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Chinese officials have been killing chickens in areas affected by H7N9 avian flu, and have finally succeeded in stemming the flow of people hospitalized with bird flu symptoms. But scientists says it’s likely only a temporary success, and that H7N9 avian flu will likely return next flu season. (And chickens don’t show H7N9 bird flu […]

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