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Antibiotic overuse in pig raising spread antibiotic resistance

A recent report from the US Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) estimates that more than 27 percent of all medically important antibiotics sold in the US are for pig production, while a roughly equivalent amount (27.6%) is sold for use in human medicine. According to the NRDC report, the widespread antibiotic overuse in the pork industry and livestock production is ... Read More »

Antibiotic resistance crisis worsens due to fragile supply chain

There is an emerging crisis in the global antibiotic supply chain that is at risk of collapsing. A white paper released on 31st May 2018 by the Dutch non-profit Access to Medicine Foundation says that shortages of antibiotics on a global and national level can lead to patients in the need of antibiotics being treated with lower quality drugs that do not ... Read More »

Ireland’s cervical cancer crisis Began in the US

Women were incorrectly cleared as cancer-free Kelly Flannery Cervical cancer need not be a death sentence. Between vaccination, routine screening, timely follow-up, and early detection, cervical cancer is preventable and highly curable. When a woman dies from cervical cancer, something went wrong. For at least 17 women with cervical cancer who have died in recent years in Ireland and for ... Read More »

‘থিয়োসফি’ বা ‘অ্যানথ্রোপোসফিকাল মেডিসিন’ প্রসঙ্গে কিছু কথা

সোহেল মাহমুদ সাগর “সকালে উঠিয়া আমি মনে মনে বলি, সারাদিন আমি যেন ভালো হয়ে চলি। আদেশ করেন যাহা মোর গুরুজনে, আমি যেন সেই কাজ করি ভালো মনে“ “পাখি সব করে রব রাতি পোহাইলো, কাননে কুসুমকলি সকলি ফুটিল ……..“ “অসৎ সংঘ ত্যাগ করো, আলস্য দোষের আকর, ইক্ষুর রস অতি মিষ্ট, উর্ধ্ব মুখে পথ চলিও না, ঋষি বাক্য শিরো ধার্য …….“ ‘মা, ... Read More »

‘Genes behind deadly heart condition found’

Scientists say they have identified genes that cause a deadly heart condition that can only be cured by transplants of the heart or lungs. Pulmonary arterial hypertension kills 50% of those affected within five years, but little was known about what caused the condition in some people. Now experts say they have discovered five genes that cause the illness. Read More »

Ending TB epidemic among youths: Key to achieving SDGs

By David Bryden Washington DC, Mar 22 (IPS) – A good education for every child is an urgent global imperative, but what if entering schools puts children at serious health risks? Tuberculosis (TB), the single biggest infectious disease killer, poses a major risk for young people in countries with high prevalence of TB, and schools are among the places where ... Read More »

‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli sentenced to seven years

Martin Shkreli, the former drug firm executive found guilty of defrauding investors, has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The 34-year-old wept at a hearing as a federal court judge in Brooklyn, New York, handed down the prison term. Shkreli was convicted last year of sending fake account statements to investors while concealing huge losses from two hedge funds ... Read More »

The Empire’s ‘Lefty Intellectuals’ call for regime change.

By Michel Chossudovsky What is now unfolding in both North America and Western Europe is fake social activism, controlled and funded by the corporate establishment. This manipulated process precludes the formation of a real mass movement against war, racism and social injustice. The anti-war movement is dead. The war on Syria is tagged as “a civil war”. Read More »

Antibiotic resistance to serious infections high: WHO

Geneva (Kanaga Raja) – Surveillance data on antibiotic resistance released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) this week has found high levels of resistance to several serious bacterial infections across a number of countries. In a new report highlighting the first release of surveillance data from its Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS), WHO said that it has found widespread occurrence ... Read More »

High levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide: WHO

New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) has found widespread levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide. This was revealed in a report by WHO’s new global antimicrobial surveillance system (GLASS), which showed high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. Read More »

HC directs Police to stop YABA smuggling

Dhaka, 29 Jan – The High Court Division of the Supreme Monday ordered Police Bureau Investigation (PBI) to take initiative for preventing influx of all kinds of narcotics including Yaba, cannabis and Phensidyl through several borders of the country. Read More »

UN agencied to vaccinate half million Rohingya children from diphtheria

As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. “All efforts are being made to stop further spread of diphtheria. The vaccination of children in the Rohingya camps and nearby areas demonstrates the health ... Read More »

Sweden’s success in controlling antibiotic resistance

The Swedish strategic programme against antibiotic resistance (Strama) has played a key role in decreasing antibiotic use on all levels in Sweden over the past 20 years. Through a bottom-up multidisciplinary approach and intervention measures that include treatment guidelines, monitoring antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance surveillance, infection control and communication, Strama’s model has proven to be a successful model. Article given ... Read More »

Action needed now on antibiotic resistance

During this year’s World Antibiotics Awareness Week, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) released a press statement calling on the Malaysian government to give urgent attention to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which is responsible for some 700,000 deaths around the world annually. Read More »

100,000 medical consultations in 100 days

By International Organization for Migration Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Dec 11 (IOM) – If Morisha’s family had waited a matter of minutes before bringing her to the UN Migration Agency(IOM)’s health post in the Balukhali makeshift settlement, she would be dead. Full-term, in her first pregnancy, the 20-year-old started experiencing severe convulsions and bleeding from her mouth two weeks ago. Read More »

When medicines don’t work anymore

By Martin Khor The crisis of antibiotic resistance has gotten worse, and a global action plan must be launched urgently, most appropriately at the World Health Assembly in May. PENANG, Malaysia, Dec 4 (IPS) – The growing crisis of antibiotic resistance is catching the attention of policymakers, but not at a rate enough to tackle it. Read More »