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Scientific American Previews U.N. General Assembly High-Level Meeting On Drug Resistance

Scientific American: Superbug Explosion Triggers U.N. General Assembly Meeting “…The threat of antibiotic resistance has become so dire that the United Nations General Assembly is holding a meeting to discuss it this month in New York City. Although WHO has been sounding the alarm on antibiotic resistance for years, this…

Wellcome Trust Releases Report To Inform U.N. General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting On Antimicrobial Resistance

Nature: Wellcome Trust: Report released on antibiotic resistance In this correspondence, Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, and Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, announce the release of “a report to inform the United Nations General Assembly’s High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance later this month. … It identifies…

Addressing Antibiotic Resistance Requires Understanding, Appreciation Of Global Microbiome

Nature: Use antimicrobials wisely Peter S. Jørgensen, researcher at the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and colleagues “…Tackling [antibiotic] resistance urgently requires the scaling back of the massive overuse of antibiotics to secure the liveability of Earth in the long term. ……

New York Times Profiles Mumbai Physician Calling For Better TB Treatment

New York Times: Battling Drug-Resistant TB, and the Indian Government “…Where many international and Indian public health experts are cowed into speaking in diplomatic jargon for fear of losing government support for their programs, or even their jobs, [Mumbai physician Dr. Zarir Udwadia] stands out as the most influential voice…

September 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The September 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including news articles on a U.N. meeting on antimicrobial resistance and the challenges of introducing a malaria vaccine, and a research article on the origin and spread of…

WHO Releases New Treatment Recommendations For Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia

CIDRAP News: Antibiotic resistance prompts new WHO STD guidance “Because of rapidly increasing resistance to antibiotics, the World Health Organization (WHO) [on Tuesday] announced revised treatment recommendations for three sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia…” (Schnirring, 8/30). Science: The world may soon run out of drugs to treat…

The Atlantic Examines Challenges To Preventing, Treating TB

The Atlantic: The Danger of Ignoring Tuberculosis “…[I]n the United States, where tuberculosis has been on the decline since 1992, there’s a vague perception that it is a historic disease — long since cured and largely forgotten. That is not the case. Tuberculosis remains a major killer. As antibiotic-resistant strains…

Immigration Policies Could Impact Americans’ Health

The Hill: A terrifying medical threat that bears on this election Reed Wilson, CEO of Private Practice Doctors, LLC “As a doctor, it has been incredible to see the eradication or minimization of so many infectious diseases over the course of my lifetime. Unfortunately, some of those diseases are being…

August 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The August 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on antimicrobial resistance; an article on new tools to fight Aedes mosquitoes; and a perspective piece on food fortification (August 2016).

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