1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 — Multidrug-resistant bacteria, such as E. coli, can be found in more than one-quarter of people living in nursing homes, a research review finds. Reviewing eight prior studies, researchers reported rates ranged from 11 percent of residents to an alarming 59 percent, with 27 percent the average. “Nursing home residents are …

Suicide risk for adolescents who drink and use drugs

Source: Shutterstock.com Adolescents admitted to hospital with drug, alcohol, or violence-related injury do not receive psychosocial support from mental health services, although they face a similar risk of suicide as those who self-harm, new research shows Adolescents admitted to hospital as an emergency for drug, alcohol, or violence-related injury have a similar risk of suicide …

Viita encourages New Yorkers to #StayDry

NEW YORK — Viita hit Times Square this week in the rain to help pedestrians #StayDry. The company, which makes high-tech, absorbent lingerie that seeks to provide protection from bladder leakage, handed out as many as 1000 umbrellas with the hashtag #StayDry, alongside coupons for the product. “Just like being caught without an umbrella in …

Meth Addicts' Hearts May Improve If They Quit

MONDAY, May 29, 2017 — Methamphetamine users who quit the drug may get a break: New research suggests it’s possible to reverse heart damage with proper medical treatment. Research has previously linked meth use to heart problems that can contribute to death. But it hadn’t been clear if stopping the drug use resulted in better …

Evidence shows eczema to be caused by deficiency in skin’s barrier

Source: Steve Gschmeissner / Science Photo Library For the first time researchers have found that a loss of filaggrin in the absence of inflammation is sufficient to alter the expression level of proteins relevant to the pathogenesis of atopic eczema. Atopic eczema (AE) is characterised by skin barrier and immune dysfunction and scientists have shown that …