The pressure to prescribe: Antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting

Arlington, Va., April 16, 2019 — Outpatient healthcare providers inappropriately prescribed antibiotics to 40 percent of patients in a major Veterans Affairs healthcare system, a higher figure than in previous studies examining outpatient antibiotic use, according to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for…

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AI performs as well as experienced radiologists in detecting prostate cancer

FINDINGS UCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease evaluating magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans, and it does so with nearly the same level of accuracy as experienced radiologists. In…

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The fluid that feeds tumor cells

IMAGE: Pancreatic cancer cells (nuclei in blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red). By growing cancer cells in the lab, researchers can study factors that promote and prevent the… view more  Credit: Min Yu (Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC) CAMBRIDGE, MA — Before being tested…

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FIU scientists discover new arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic

IMAGE: FIU researchers Adriana Emilce Galvan, Masafumi Yoshinaga, Kunie Sakurai, Venkadesh Sarkarai Nadar, Jian Chen, Barry Rosen. Photographed in Rosen’s lab at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. view more  Credit: Doug Garland, FIU Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and…

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Front Burner: Maida Heatter’s Greatest Hits

I first met Maida Heatter in 1982, at a party at the home of Craig Claiborne, a former New York Times food editor. She had baked batches of her pecan squares Americana, a recipe included in her first cookbook. We hit it off, and I visited her at her home in Miami Beach on a…

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Front Burner: This Brandy Soars

Hangar 1, the vodka distiller, is in a repurposed airplane hangar on Alameda Island in San Francisco Bay, where Navy planes, including one called the Bent-Wing Bird, were housed. The spirits company has taken that name for its latest product, its first that’s not a vodka. The brandy is a blend of French and California…

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90 New Cases of Measles Reported in U.S. as Outbreak Continues Record Pace

The number of new measles cases in the United States rose again this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday, bringing the total number to 555 in 2019. This year’s outbreak is on course to be the worst since the country eliminated measles as an endemic disease in 2000. Health authorities…

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