News & Perspective

Jan 16, 2019

Jan 16, 2019
Dermatoscope for acne

Study finds dermatologists have cut antibiotic use

Oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists fell 37% from 2008 through 2016, but use in some areas rose.

Jan 16, 2019

News Scan for Jan 16, 2019

More DRC Ebola cases
CEPI rapid vaccine funding
Malaria mosquito in Ethiopia

Jan 15, 2019

Jan 15, 2019
Woman and baby in DR Congo

Ebola cases grow by 9, including 1 in new area

The new cases and 6 new deaths bring the outbreak total to 658 and the fatality count to 402, with 200 cases still being investigated.

Jan 15, 2019
Pills in blister pack

Allergic to penicillin? Review calls for deeper probe

The review recommends categorizing patients into low-, medium-, and high-risk.

Jan 15, 2019
FDA food inspector

FDA restarts food inspections, mainly with furloughed workers

About 400 staffers have returned from furlough, 150 of them for food inspections.

Jan 15, 2019

News Scan for Jan 15, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Wider approval for Tdap vaccine
NK bioweapons concern
Global health threats
Jan 15, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 15, 2019

Antibiotic resistance on pig farms
Resistance genes in Bolivian river

Jan 14, 2019

Jan 14, 2019
Ebola record keeping

DRC Ebola total climbs to 649 led by spike in Katwa cases

Also, a US health worker who was possibly exposed was released from monitoring.

Jan 14, 2019

News Scan for Jan 14, 2019

More acute flaccid myelitis
Cake mix Salmonella probe over
URIs, sinusitis in children
Lone star ticks' female affinity
Severe flu outcomes
Avian flu outbreaks
Jan 14, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 14, 2019

Stewardship in English hospitals
Whiff of C diff in pets
Fecal microbiota transplant trial

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