Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide

IMAGE: Predictions of antimicrobial abundance in all countries and territories in the world. Map coloured according to predicted abundance of antimicrobial from light blue (low abundance) to dark blue (high abundance). view more  A comprehensive analysis of sewage collected in 74 cities in 60 countries has yielded the first, comparable global data, which show the levels…

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Canadians’ consumption of fruit and vegetables drops 13 per cent in 11 years

IMAGE: Claire Tugault-Lafleur, a postdoctoral fellow in UBC’s food, nutrition and health program, was lead author of the study. view more  Credit: UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems Two surveys taken 11 years apart show a 13-per-cent decrease in the amount of fruit and vegetables being consumed by Canadians, new University of British Columbia research…

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TB medicine pretomanid enters regulatory review process in the United States

NEW YORK, NY (March 8, 2019)—TB Alliance’s new drug application (NDA) for the novel tuberculosis (TB) drug candidate pretomanid has been accepted for review by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The application is for the use of pretomanid as part of a new regimen, in combination with bedaquiline and linezolid, for the…

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Measles Outbreak: 1 Student Was Not Vaccinated. 21 Others Got Sick.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Public officials and health experts had given several warnings: Do not allow a student in school if they had not been vaccinated against measles. Still, during New York City’s largest measles outbreak in a decade, a school in Brooklyn…

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Facebook Announces Plan to Curb Vaccine Misinformation

Facebook announced Thursday its first policy to combat misinformation about vaccines, following in the footsteps of Pinterest and YouTube. The social network is adopting an approach similar to the one it uses to tackle fake news: The company will not remove incorrect content, but it will aim to reduce the reach of that content by…

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Paris Fashion Week in Photos

Fashion week Some of our favorite images from the fall 2019 season in Paris. The marathon fashion season that kicked off in New York in early February has finally come to a close in Paris, wrapping up with the last of the women’s ready-to-wear shows. As the fashion throngs wing their way home, we look…

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Social Q’s: I Just Found Out My Best Friend Is Rich

I go to college in New York City and live with my best friend. She’s from here; I’m not. I Googled her parents recently (for fully innocent reasons). I knew they were wealthier than my middle-class family, but I had no idea they were buy-a-record-price-penthouse-and-make-the-headlines rich! I was shocked: My friend is humble and avoids…

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For Alex Trebek, the Toughest Question: Can He Face Down Pancreatic Cancer?

The cancer that has struck Alex Trebek, the 78-year-old host of the television quiz show “Jeopardy!,” is uncommon and devastating: a Stage 4 malignancy of the pancreas, the insulin-producing organ that lies behind the stomach. Pancreatic cancer strikes about 55,000 people each year in the United States, accounting for 3 percent of all cancers but…

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Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Kidney Disease

Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk for chronic kidney disease, a new study has found. Korean researchers studied 131,196 nonsmokers, dividing them into three groups: those who had more than three days a week of exposure to secondhand smoke; those who had less than three days a week; and those with no exposure at…

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