Eye drops linked to outbreak of resistant bacteria

Eye drops linked to outbreak of resistant bacteria

NEW YORK >> US health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a health alert to doctors Wednesday night, saying the outbreak has affected at least 55 people in 12 states. One died. Disease researchers have … Read more

Heart disease breakthrough: new immune target discovered

Heart disease breakthrough: new immune target discovered

Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It refers to a group of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including coronary artery disease, heart failure, and cardiac arrhythmias. Research has identified suPAR as a protein that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis and kidney … Read more

Lower your risk of dementia by spending time in nature

Lower your risk of dementia by spending time in nature

Comment on this story Remark Richard Sima returns next week. Spending time in nature – even just two hours a week – has been linked to several health benefits. It appears to support healthy aging and has been linked to improved cognitive function, blood pressure, mental health and sleep, among other things. Now, a study … Read more

Eye drops linked to outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria in US

Eye drops linked to outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria in US

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a health alert to doctors Wednesday night, saying the outbreak has affected at least 55 people in 12 states. One died. … Read more

An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

Like any other part of your body, your brain needs daily exercise. Neglecting your brain health can leave you vulnerable to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As a neuroscientist, I have been guiding patients with memory problems through brain-enhancing habits and exercises for decades – many of which I also practice. … Read more

CDC traces Superbug outbreak to EzriCare eye drops

CDC traces Superbug outbreak to EzriCare eye drops

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported extensively on an outbreak drug-resistant bacteria linked to contaminated eye drop products. More than 50 cases have been found to date, in most patients reportedly used EzriCare Artificial Tears, while the CDC found the bacteria in opened bottles of the brand from two … Read more

Eye drops linked to outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria in US

Eye drops linked to outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria in US

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a health alert to doctors Wednesday night, saying the outbreak has affected at least 55 people in 12 states. One … Read more

NY, NJ Linked To Outbreak Of ‘Extensive’ Drug-Resistant Bacteria In EzriCare Eye Drops

NY, NJ Linked To Outbreak Of ‘Extensive’ Drug-Resistant Bacteria In EzriCare Eye Drops

New York and New Jersey are among 12 states involved in a minor outbreak of a “highly” drug-resistant bacteria, according to an alert released Wednesday evening by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has linked several cases to EzriCare Artificial Tears, a brand of over-the-counter eye drops. The germ is a rare, … Read more