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Keeping premature babies on antibiotics too long may raise superbug infection risks  

Antibiotics given to 80% of premature babies may alter their gut bacteria for DECADES – and leave them more vulnerable to superbugs, study finds Researchers compared premature babies treated with antibiotics for 21 months to preemies treated for a week and untreated full-term babies Heavily-treated infants had less diverse bacteria in their guts and, of what… Read More »

Study provides insight into spatial repellents as method to reduce infection of vector-borne diseases, encourages additional research

by Jessica Sieff A new report from the World Health Organization says initial results from a five-year study into the efficacy of spatial repellents encourage further research into their potential impact to reduce infection of vector-borne diseases including malaria, Zika and dengue fever. According to researchers at the University of Notre Dame, data from a clinical trial… Read More »

Candida auris infection

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Candida auris. www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/index.html. Updated April 30, 2019. Accessed May 6, 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Candida auris: A drug-resistant germ that spreads in healthcare facilities. www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/c-auris-drug-resistant.html. Updated: December 21, 2018. Accessed May 6, 2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Candida auris colonization. www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/fact-sheets/c-auris-colonization.html.… Read More »