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Antibiotics No Longer Effective Against Sepsis

A new report is detailing that patients are dying from sepsis because the antibiotics are no longer having the desired effectiveness.  Mark Bellamy, president of the Intensive Care Society in the UK, has said that the problem is going to continue to worsen if new drugs weren’t developed. In the UK alone, sepsis causes around 37,000 deaths each year and NHS England is now … [Read More...]

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Salmonella risk forces recall of peanut butter

One of the units of Hain Celestial Group Inc. has been recalling almond and peanut butter as there was a suspected salmonella contamination. Salmonella is a Gram-negative bacteria that is rod-shaped and there are two species of the bacteria, i.e. Salmonella bongori and Salmonella enteric. According to Hain Celestial, there were reports of four illnesses […]

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WHO Decides on Ebola Drug Ethics

This week the WHO gathered a panel of medical ethicists and medical experts to discuss whether the use of unproven, and largely untested, drugs should be given to victims of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The outbreak has claimed at least 1000 lives in the last few months and is now considered to […]

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Will a Vegan Oktoberfest Work?

Everyone who loves to visit an Oktoberfest knows what to expect. Beer and meat in many different forms are not just food choices, but also a major attraction. Almost every type of sausage known to mankind, large, heavy turkey drumsticks, pork shank, and several recipes involving bacon are featured at stands throughout the carnival-like atmosphere […]

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New Report on Most Liveable Cities in the World

A new report from the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has published the report of its annual Liveability Survey showing which are the most, and least, liveable cities in the world.  For the fourth year running, Melbourne Australia has come out top and only 20 cities across the world having a changed score in the last […]

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What We Know: Michael Brown Shooting

It’s been more than a week since an officer in Ferguson, Mo., allegedly shot and killed an unarmed African American teenager as he and a friend walked down the street, and despite incidents of calm, chaos reigns. Law enforcement personnel from multiple agencies have been called in, Gov. Jay Nixon called for a weekend curfew […]