News & Perspective

Jan 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018
Intensive care unit IV bag

Antibiotic cycling, mixing don't affect resistance, study says

Researchers conclude that neither technique used to ease antibiotic pressure is particularly effective.

Jan 26, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 26, 2018

No antibiotics for sore throat
Old antibiotic shows promise
Antibiotic-free fast food
Drug-resistant typhoid
Fecal transplant for recurrent C diff
Carbapenem reduction in France
CARB-X seeks partners
C diff in children
Resistant Acinetobacter
C diff reduction in long-term care
Costs of C diff

Jan 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Defibrillation in operating room

Study bolsters link between flu and heart attack

The risk of heart attack increases sixfold in the first 7 days after lab-confirmed flu in adults 35 and older.

Jan 25, 2018
Pregnant belly

Birth defects climb in US areas with local Zika

Areas that experienced local Zika transmission saw a 21% increase in birth defects possibly linked to Zika.

Jan 25, 2018

News Scan for Jan 25, 2018

Leafy green E coli outbreak
Yellow fever vaccination errors
Jan 25, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 25, 2018

Drug-resistant typhoid
Fecal transplant for recurrent C diff

Jan 24, 2018

Jan 24, 2018
Pills and money

$1 billion reward proposed for new antibiotics

An international group says the reward could significantly boost the number of new antibiotics coming to market.

Jan 24, 2018
Monkeys

Yellow fever case counts jump in Brazil

In 1 week, deaths from yellow fever rose from 20 to 53, and reported cases spiked from 470 to 601.

Jan 24, 2018

News Scan for Jan 24, 2018

Senate confirms HHS pick
Texas measles cluster
Saudi MERS case
New ocean viruses
Jan 24, 2018

Flu Scan for Jan 24, 2018

Flu vaccination and TB
Nanoparticle universal flu vaccine

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