Tag Archives: Antibiotics

Docs Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Doctors are far more most likely to prescribe antibiotics if they think patients count on the drugs, a new study finds. That’s accurate even if the medical professional doesn’t think the patient has a bacterial infection, which indicates antibiotics would be ineffective, the researchers stated. The study included ...

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H. Boyd Woodruff, Microbiologist Who Paved Way for Antibiotics, Dies at 99

By SAM ROBERTS February three, 2017 H. Boyd Woodruff, a farmer’s son whose groundbreaking analysis enabled fellow scientists to harvest an arsenal of lifesaving antibiotics from ordinary dirt, died on Jan. 19 at his property in Watchung, N.J. He was 99. His death was confirmed by his son Hugh. Dr. Woodruff was instrumental in isolating two microbes that, while successful against tuberculosis ...

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Superbug Resistant To All U.S. Antibiotics Kills Elderly Woman In Nevada

A so-known as “superbug” resistant to all recognized antibiotics in the United States was accountable for the death of a Northern Nevada lady in 2016, according to newly-published literature from the U.S. government. In a report published on Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Manage and Prevention (CDC) described the patient killed by the purported superbug as a resident of ...

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Woman Dies From Superbug Resisting All Antibiotics

By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A Nevada woman in her 70s who’d lately returned from India died in September from a “superbug” infection that resisted all antibiotics, according to a report released Friday. The case raises concern about the spread of such infections, which have turn out to be more frequent more than ...

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