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(781) Das Ende der Antibiotika? | Panorama - die Reporter | NDR - YouTube
Wenig geld in antibiotics
more money in cancer
- new antibiotics are always last-resort antibiotics. thus less used. thus less money.
Unternehmen haben auch eine Verantwortung gegenueber der Gesellschaft.
Der Markt Privatwirtschaft wird die Loesung nicht leisten koennen.
Politik und Gesellschaft muss sich der Veraenderung stellen.
Wenn die grossen OECD staaten eingreifen und stuetzen, kann big pharma nicht davon gewinn machen.
"Eine oeffentliche Aufgabe" - die einfachste loesung. Anstatt halbe eingriffe.
big pharma opt for profit maximisation
logic, why fight a losing battel. enemy that eventually will develop a resistance against your antibiotic? go to war and fight a battle with clear outlook for return of investment.
antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  public  health  healthcare  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  moral  morality  Marktversagen  free  market  neoliberal  neoliberalism  freie  Marktwirtschaft  Gesellschaft  short-term  short-termism 
12 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Antibiotika-Resistenz: Extrem resistenter Krankenhauskeim breitet sich aus - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Klebsiella-pneumoniae

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49132425

Superbugs resistant to emergency antibiotics are spreading in hospitals, a Europe-wide study shows.

Drugs called carbapenems are used when an infection cannot be treated with anything else.

The spread of resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae was "extremely concerning", researchers from the Sanger Institute said.

And they warned other bugs could become resistant too - because of the unique way bacteria have sex.

https://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/diagnose/antibiotika-resistenz-extrem-resistenter-krankenhauskeim-breitet-sich-aus-a-1279702.html
post-antibiotic  antibiotic  antibiotics  Krankenhauskeime  HAI  public  health  risk  Klebsiella  pneumoniae 
july 2019 by asterisk2a
Syphilis cases in Scotland reach 15-year high - BBC News
The number of cases of syphilis recorded in Scotland has reached a 15-year high.

Figures released by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) found the rise was part of a general increase in all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) last year.

There were 455 diagnoses of syphilis - which can spread to the brain if left untreated - a rise of 14% in a year.

Almost all of those diagnosed with the disease were men.

The figures showed that 96% of cases of syphilis were in men - with 87% of those being found in men who had sex with other men (MSM).
LGBT  public  health  MSM  STD  STI  antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic 
may 2019 by asterisk2a
Monsanto, der Prozess | Doku | ARTE - YouTube
roundup also classed as antibiotic
roundup affected feed eaten by cows. cows get sick. pigs. etc.
GMO Soya with traces of Roundup, cows pigs microbiota changed, die early and lots of birth defects.
Roundup is in consumer foods!!!
Monsanto  Roundup  Glyphosate  public  health  pollution  carcinogenic  WHO  Europe  fertiliser  herbicide  pesticide  fungicide  antibiotic  antibiotics  superbug  post-antibiotic  Soya 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Antibiotic resistance plan to fight 'urgent' global threat - BBC News
The government plans to change the way it funds drug companies to encourage them to develop new medicines.

It is also increasing efforts to cut unnecessary use of the drugs.
antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  Superbug 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
(2185) Der unsichtbare Feind - YouTube
60.000 newborns die from multi-resistance bacteria in India alone
"Wir haben uns entschieden die dreckingen dinge zu exportieren."
Das kommt wieder zurueck.
antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  India  China  public  health  multi-resistance  bacteria  Superbug  evolution  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  profit  maximisation  self-regulation  Regulation  regulators  globalisation 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug' - BBC News
What is MG?
Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that can cause inflammation of the urethra in men, causing discharge from the penis and making it painful to urinate.

In women, it can cause inflammation of the reproductive organs (womb and fallopian tubes) too, causing pain and possibly a fever and some bleeding.

You can get it by having unprotected sex with someone who has it. Condoms can prevent this spread.

It was first identified in the UK in the 1980s and is thought to affect 1-2% of the general population.

MG does not always cause symptoms and will not always need treatment, but it can be missed or mistaken for a different sexually transmitted infection, such as Chlamydia.
STD  STI  antibiotic  antibiotics  superbug  post-antibiotic 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured - BBC News
[hf to all the sex tourists] Discussions between Public Health England, the World Health Organization and the European Centres for Disease Control agreed this was the most serious case of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea ever detected.

But now two "similar" cases have been discovered in Australia. One also had sex in South East Asia, the other reported no foreign travel.

Dr Hughes said they will be "challenging" to treat and were a "timely reminder" to everyone that super-gonorrhoea is likely to be more common in the future.
antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic 
april 2018 by asterisk2a
The Guardian view on medical dangers: evolution in action | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
This is not as frightening and widespread a threat as the rise of antibiotic resistance, but it remains a chilling example of the complex unpredictability of our interactions with the natural world. The law of unintended consequences is powerful. No one could have imagined that a more efficient way to produce ice-cream might lead to the growth of hospital infections. The real difficulty in both cases is that the costs of industrial food production are not paid by the food processors and farmers who profit most from it. Only coordinated international action can ever fix that – and time is running out.
antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  Evolution 
april 2018 by asterisk2a
Niedersachsen: Antibiotika-resistente Keime in Gewässern nachgewiesen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Wenn gesunde Menschen mit den Keimen in Kontakt kommen, erkranken sie für gewöhnlich nicht, heißt es beim NDR. Gefährlich kann es aber werden, wenn das Immunsystem durch eine Krankheit geschwächt ist. Auch Neugeborene und Senioren haben ein erhöhtes Risiko, bei Kontakt mit den Bakterien zu erkranken.
antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  public  health  patient  safety  premature  death 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity - The Washington Post
The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.
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december 2017 by asterisk2a
(4870) OP gelungen – Patient tot | Die Story im Ersten - YouTube
eine einzige nacht im mehrbettzimmer - Krankenhaushygiene // simplest example the stetoscope. how often is a stetoscope desinfected? // also needs more time for patients and staff. //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBog5xT5Ybk - Der unsichtbare Feind – Tödliche Supererreger aus Pharmafabriken | Die Story im Ersten //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2v_yco_EUU - Die Antibiotika Falle | Doku
antibiotic  HAI  infection  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  MRSA  staff  shortage  patient  safety  excess  deaths  Superbug  MCR-1  prevention  public  health  food–industrial  complex  bigpharma  big  pharma 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
"Götter in Weiß": Haben deutsche Kliniken ein Hygiene-Problem? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In Deutschland haben jährlich etwa eine halbe Million Menschen eine Krankenhausinfektion. Bis zu 15.000 sterben an den Folgen.
HAI  hospital  acquired  infection  antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  Superbug  mcr-1  public  health  profit  maximisation  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  prevention  food–industrial  aggag  animal  agriculture 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy - BBC News
Two studies, in the journal Science, linked specific species and the overall diversity of the microbiome to the effectiveness of immunotherapy drugs. [...] Those that responded to therapy tended to have a richer, more diverse microbiome than those that did not.
Cancer  microbiome  immunotherapy  epigenetics  chronic  sick  inflammation  autoimmune  disease  gut  leaky  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  western  public  health  immune  system  immunesystem  antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  chemotherapy 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
New form of superbug found in Scotland for the first time (From Herald Scotland)
A NEW form of superbug regarded as a “substantial public health risk” has been found in Scotland for the first time. The bacteria, discovered in a salmonella patient who returned from South East Asia, contains a genetic mutation that makes it resistant to the powerful "last-resort antibiotic" colistin.

Referred to as the mcr-1, the gene appears to be seamlessly transferred between bacteria which could make anti-biotic treatments redundant to dangerous strains of disease such as E.coli.
Superbug  MCR-1  antibiotic  post-antibiotic  Salmonella  antibiotic-resistant  antibiotics 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Doctors warn acne could become resistant to antibiotics
One person was prescribed antibiotics for seven years. Researcher Dr Alison Layton said: "It could cause the emergence of antibiotic-resistant Propionibacterium acnes - the bacterium implicated in acne - making acne harder to treat in some cases.
"Worryingly, the use of oral antibiotics is also likely to drive resistance in other bacteria, unrelated to acne."
antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  era 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change—fast
[under reported ] Today, 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Across the world, the estimated annual mortality rate is 700,000. If these trends continue, by 2050, 10 million people globally will die each year, as the potent diseases of previous centuries return to their old force, according to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported an estimated 450,000 new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The emergence of multiple drug-resistant pneumonia and E. coli bacteria strains are predicted to contribute significantly to increased mortalities due to their ability to spread rapidly through populations.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Investors urge fast food and pub chains to act to reduce farm antibiotics
A group of powerful City investors who together control more than $1tn in assets have written to leading fast food, pub and restaurant chains urging them to take immediate action to reduce antibiotic use in their meat and poultry supply chains. [...] UK human campylobacter infections have become more resistant to antibiotic treatment. Percentage of human campylobacter cases tested that showed some degree of resistance to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin - approaches 50%!!! [...] Of the 17,332 human campylobacter cases tested in 2015 for resistance to ciprofloxacin, 48% had some degree of resistance to the drug. In 2005, this figure was 30%.
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
Hospital bug infecting more patients of working age in Scotland
INFECTIONS with the hospital bug clostridium difficile are rising among patients of working age in Scotland - reversing a previous crackdown. New figures show consecutive increases in the number of people under the age of 65 falling ill with C-diff, [...] "Antibiotics can also cause C-diff infections so additional information on this has been shared with our staff to try to reduce the amount antibiotics prescribed routinely in our hospitals.
Hospital-acquired  infection  post-antibiotic  era  C.  diff  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  OAP  ageing  population  premature  ageing  premature  death  demographic  bubble  health  care  cost  economic  damage  prevention  microbiome  Gut  Flora  food  poisining  food  born  pathogen  food  borne  illness  Meat  Industry  Poultry  Industry  kitchen  hygiene 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Government planning to repeal animal welfare codes
Poultry industry to oversee chicken-farming standards as ministers move to create industry-led deregulation. Conservative ministers are planning to repeal an array of official guidance on animal welfare standards, starting with a move to put the code on chicken-farming into the hands of the poultry industry.

Liz Truss, the environment secretary, is overseeing moves to scrap the statutory codes on farm animal welfare and move to an “industry-led” guidance as part of her department’s deregulatory agenda. [ so industry funds its own regulatory body, lol! ] [...] Other sectors that could get control of their own guidance include the cattle, sheep and pig farming industries. //&! Poultry deregulation plans risk bringing back dark days of food scares. History shows problems start when food companies police themselves: think salmonella, BSE, foot and mouth, swine flu - bit.ly/1UON3ai - Privatisation move! Austerity. Self-regulation.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
New UK food poisoning figures published | Food Standards Agency
There are more than 500,000 cases of food poisoning a year from known pathogens. This figure would more than double if it included food poisoning cases from unknown pathogens.
Campylobacter was the most common foodborne pathogen, with about 280,000 cases every year. [...] Poultry meat was the food linked to the most cases of food poisoning, with an estimated 244,000 cases every year [... BUT ...] 10 million cases of infectious intestinal disease (IID) a year are not yet attributed to a specific pathogen. [ lack of backtracking, unable to backtrack to source ] &! http://www.food.gov.uk/sites/default/files/multimedia/pdfs/fds2015.pdf &! Hidden Death Toll - dailym.ai/1MnQpcq //&! bit.ly/1nPBtgE - 2014 excess of 1m cases.
UK  food  poisoning  food  borne  illness  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection  Meat  Industry  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  lobby  public  health  public  safety  Campylobacter  kitchen  hygiene  Poultry  Industry  E.  coli  C.  diff  Listeria  Salmonella 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
OP gelungen – Patient tot - Reportage & Dokumentation - ARD | Das Erste
Jahr für Jahr infizieren sich rund eine Million Patienten in Deutschland an Krankenhaus-Keimen. Bis zu 40.000 Menschen sterben daran, so die Schätzung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene. Die Gefahr wächst durch neue Keime, gegen die kein Antibiotikum hilft. Der Blick hinter die Kulissen unserer Krankenhäuser zeigt ein erschreckendes Bild: Tagtäglich werden die gesetzlichen Vorschriften missachtet – und alle Beteiligten wissen das. // Krankenhaushygieniker - https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krankenhaushygieniker --- nicht angestellt weil Wirtschaftlicher druck. // Todesurteil durch einfachste infektionen. Eine rachenentzuendung wird zum todesurteil. //&! Video: Wie multiresistente Keime ins Essen kommen - bit.ly/1nM1mhv
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection  Meat  Industry  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  lobby  public  health  public  safety  MRSA  premature  death  lobbying  lobbyist  Poultry  Industry  pharmaceutical  pharma  big  pharma  economic  damage  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances  Politics  Career  Politicians  prevention  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  staff  shortage  sepsis  septicaemia 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Antibiotic-Resistant "Superbugs" in Meat | NutritionFacts.org
So the dire phrasing from head officials may be warranted. There are now infections like carbapenem-resistant enterobacter that are resistant to nearly all antibiotics, even to so-called drugs of last resort. Worryingly, some of these last resort drugs are being used extensively in animal agriculture. [...] it never fails to shock me that the meat industry can get away with something so forcefully and universally condemned by the public health community. What other industrial sector could get away with putting people at such risk? It speaks to the combined might of the livestock industry and the pharmaceutical industry in holding sway over our democratic process, no matter what the human health consequences.
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection  Meat  Industry  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  lobby  public  health  public  safety 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Vermeintlich harmloses Bakterium tötet 18 Patienten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Elizabethkingia anophelis // Anopheles // dass Elizabethkingia anophelis im Jahr 2013 zweimal als Verursacher von Infektionswellen benannt wurde: Einmal in einer Intensivstation in Singapur und einmal in einem Krankenhaus in Zentralafrika. In beiden Fällen erwiesen sich die betreffenden Bakterienstämme als multiresistent gegen verschiedene Antibiotika, Elizabethkingia anophelis gilt seitdem als potenzieller Krankenhauskeim - eine möglicherweise wachsende Gefahr.
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Antibiotic-coated tubes 'could cut child infection rates' - BBC News
In studies on adult patients, coating the catheters both inside and out with low levels of antibiotics or the blood-thinning drug heparin was found to reduce infections by 70-80%.
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Obama climate initiative: Supreme Court calls halt - BBC News
this is akin to taking plaster to fix a crumbling high rise: limiting the emissions and putting cost on emissions for one industry, seen as heavies polluter in public eye ... while livestock industry is biggest +50% of them all. // what is needed is a carbon tax that also includes environmental and ecological cost (ie deforestation, water pollution from pig waste - livestock farming) and if we are already there, what about antibiotic-resistance? A Marschall Plan for the future of earth and its occupants. A future for us. // If and import doesn't have a carbon tax, tariffs have to be enacted on imports based on their damage to environment, ecology and carbon emissions. ... // economic damage & public health problems and health inequality in the future is deferred taxation for the next generation // Obama isn't bold enough. Not Utopian enough.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Krebs: So lässt sich das Risiko verringern - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Vor Krebs fürchten sich die Deutschen wie vor keiner anderen Krankheit. Mit dem richtigen Lebensstil lässt sich das Erkrankungsrisiko deutlich verringern - leider aber ohne Garantie. Rocklegende David Bowie, Motörhead-Sänger Lemmy Kilmister oder "Harry-Potter"-Star Alan Rickman: Sie alle sind kürzlich an Krebs gestorben. Auch in Deutschland sind bösartige Tumore die zweithäufigste Todesursache, nur an den Folgen von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen sterben noch mehr Menschen. Die Erkrankungszahlen liegen noch deutlich höher. Im Laufe des Lebens erhalten jeder zweite Mann und fast jede zweite Frau die gefürchtete Diagnose, rund 500.000 sind es jährlich. [...] "Man kann jedes Fleisch bedenkenlos essen. Es kommt aber auf die Menge an", sagt Heiner Boeing vom Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke. [ CANCER IN MODERATION ] //&! nutritionfacts.org/?s=cancer
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Triathlete died after doctor failed to diagnose meningitis | UK news | The Guardian
Hettiarachchi accepted he did not point out Penrose’s high blood pressure, low pulse and skin blotching to Ghoneim, but denied he had already reached a diagnosis. [...] During the morning of 12 August her daughter complained of pins and needles in her face, neck and back. An ambulance was called and took Penrose back to A&E. She was seen at 11.30am, but was not given antibiotics until 1pm – about the same time a scan revealed her body was shutting down. Penrose died a short time later. [...] Simpson criticised the delay in administering antibiotics, as well as the errors made by junior doctors.
sepsis  septicaemia  meningitis  immune  system  autoimmune  response  infection  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Sepsis: Antibiotics 'not working' - BBC News
Patients are dying from sepsis because of a lack of effective antibiotics, an expert is warning. Mark Bellamy, president of the Intensive Care Society, told the BBC the problem of resistance would get worse unless new and effective antibiotics were developed. Sepsis is triggered by infections and causes around 37,000 deaths a year in the UK. [...] Prof Mark Bellamy: "Without new and effective antibiotics the problem will gradually escalate" [...] There are 37,000 deaths a year in the UK because of sepsis, compared with just more than 35,000 from lung cancer and 16,000 from bowel cancer.
sepsis  septicaemia  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal 'own goal' - BBC News
Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios which he singles out. And he says that further progress in science and technology will create "new ways things can go wrong". Prof Hawking is giving this year's BBC Reith Lectures, which explore research into black holes, and his warning came in answer to audience questions. He says that assuming humanity eventually establishes colonies on other worlds, it will be able to survive. "Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years. [...] But he also said that future generations of researchers should be aware of how scientific and technological progress is changing the world, and to help the wider public understand it. //&! bit.ly/1RwS7yA
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable' - BBC News
Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds. Her warning comes after concerns were raised that some patients were not getting both of the antibiotics needed to clear the infection. Sexual health doctors said gonorrhoea was "rapidly" developing resistance. [...] Gonorrhoea is the second most common sexually transmitted infection in England and cases are soaring. The number of infections increased by 19% from 29,419 in 2013 to 34,958 the following year. // 1.usa.gov/1l7Q3bx - wb.md/1NJom9E - untreated long-term can lead to infections (septicaemia), inflammation in other body parts. = Disability due to chronic pain and inflammation. //&! bit.ly/1ShsLnF
HIV  AIDS  STI  STD  multidrug-resistant  gonorrhea  Gonorrhoea  superbug  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  public  safety  public  health  policy  public  health 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Warning: your festive meal could be more damaging than a long-haul flight | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/meat-industry - A kilogramme of beef protein reared on a British hill farm can generate the equivalent of 643kg of carbon dioxide. A kilogramme of lamb protein produced in the same place can generate 749kg. One kilo of protein from either source, in other words, causes more greenhouse gas emissions than a passenger flying from London to New York. //&! http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/23/eat-less-red-meat-and-cycle-more-for-your-and-the-planets-health // [...] I’m not suggesting that you eat no meat or other animal products. I am suggesting that we should all eat far less. Save the splurge for Christmas. And even then, choose carefully. [ Reductarian ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
'Almost too late': fears of global superbug crisis in wake of antibiotic misuse | Society | The Guardian
Despite European Union regulations aiming to cut back on the unnecessary use of antibiotics, Dr Brown believes it will take more than just legislation to tackle the superbug crisis. Market forces will need to be compelled to cut usage, perhaps when prompted by a shift in public opinion, he said. “Those with a vested interest find ways around legislation. So, in addition to public policy we will need also the power of market forces,” he added. “When the public start demanding meat that has not seen antibiotics - because they understand that the meat may contain antibiotic resistant bacteria - only then will real progress be made. We need education about the threat.”
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Bacteria that resist 'last antibiotic' found in UK - BBC News
[ over 80% of antibiotic use - livestock farming. also use of colistin. self-regulated. ] Bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of last resort - colistin - have been discovered in the UK. Officials say the threat to human health is low, but is under ongoing review. Scientists warned the world was on the cusp of a post-antibiotic era when such resistance was discovered in China last month. Now checks have discovered the same resistance on three farms and in samples of human infections. [...] Colistin-resistance was discovered in fifteen of them, including samples of Salmonella and E. Coli. [...] The DNA that gives bacteria resistance to colistin - the mcr-1 gene - can spread rapidly between species. The concern is that colistin-resistance will now find its way into other superbugs to create infections that doctors cannot treat. //&! youtu.be/M2xZBngTIas //&! bit.ly/1O5oHWa //&! bit.ly/1MW3FYW //&! bbc.in/1PkB6G9 //&! 50-50 chance to salvage situation - bit.ly/1Zmx8Qg
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Stephen Fry - HIV and Me - Part 1 - YouTube
[ chem sex as symptom of public sentiment at large towards what "being gay" means. and how gay people see themselves in this picture and see how they are treated at large?! it's like about breaking free from social norms, its a counterproductive form of rebellion against society in its most dangerous form. ] [ protection = naughty but not dangerous ] [ some are thrill seeking people. a kick apart form normal life. ] [ hetero sex now counts for half of all new infections ] [ medical profession guess is that between 1/3 and 1/2 of all infection go undiagnosed, because they don't have HIV test, in UK ] PART 2: [ stigma and prejudice of being HIV positive is a social crisis. medically we moved on, but socially we haven't. there is still this big fear and horror part, instilled into people by it's initial campaign during the 90's. HIV is a social problem. ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Dr. Mercola & Dr. Greger on How Not To Die (Full Interview) - YouTube
need to be active at least 30min a day, if not even 90min, sitting is deadly. inactivity is deadly // 19:50 infectious diseases from domestication of animals; influenza, ducks, common cold, horses, small pox, camels, // UTI = food borne illness. chicken meat; cross contamination (kitchen hygiene) & rectal bacteria creeping into bladder through pee hole opening. // +80% of antibiotics fed 2 farm animals (USA) // 25:30 got to eat real food! engineered food upsets and wreaks havoc to your microbiome & your health! probiotics are present in raw fruits and vegetables. no pharmacy/pill. but farmacy // 29:00 reductive science by pharma 2 treat depression symptoms with SSRIs&Co. dopamine/serotonin // regular exercise reduces cancer risk, if mitochondria goes south = cancer, upregulate mitochondrial activity through exercise = lower risk. metabolic treatment of disease. // 33:30 higher raw/vegan mimics caloric restriction! real food = caloric density lower vs engineered food. // 39:30
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Stop Eating Meat and Save the Planet - YouTube
51% of greenhouse gases = livestock farming // animal product would have to have one a health tax and two a carbon tax (like sports cars) // Was capitalism ever generous, responsible, conscious and sustainable? //&! 25% of land use -https://youtu.be/o0aJet5EVmM- and human waste is highly regulated - sewer, not so animal waste.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Patients less satisfied by GPs who refuse antibiotics - BBC News
[ quick fix society. rather pop a pill than not eat bacon for breakfast. show how much GP's have to change set-up and be incentivised 2 help people change. ] The study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, compared the prescribing rates of more than 95% of all GP surgeries in England to a survey of patient satisfaction. Those satisfaction scores are used to determine how much GPs get paid. Patients' satisfaction rose when they were listened to or carefully examined. A study last year warned that up to half of all prescriptions of antibiotics could be inappropriate - given to patients suffering coughs, colds, sore throats and the flu - none of which can be treated with antibiotics. The overuse of antibiotics has led to antibiotic resistance, when bacteria and infections can no longer be killed off or treated with strong drugs. In this study, doctors who prescribed 25% fewer antibiotics saw a modest reduction in patient satisfaction with them or with their surgery.
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