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

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

How cancer can make you speak with an IRISH accent: American man who had never visited the island

How cancer can make you speak with an IRISH accent: American man who had never visited the island

A cancer-stricken man woke up to discover he suddenly had an Irish accent – ​​despite never having been to the country. The American had been battling advanced prostate cancer for nearly two years before seeking advice for his “uncontrollable brogue.” Doctors diagnosed the man in his 50s with extremely rare foreign accent syndrome (FAS). It … Read more

The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

To an unknown eye, the press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health two weeks ago looked rather routine. The language may have been a little unnerving, but carefully worded: Analysts had discovered a resident with a type of gonorrhea who showed “impaired response to multiple antibiotics,” but that person — and a second … Read more

Excessive screen time during childhood may be associated with lower cognitive skills later in childhood

Excessive screen time during childhood may be associated with lower cognitive skills later in childhood

The amount of time babies spend looking at computer, TV and phone screens in their first year of life may be indirectly linked to lower cognitive skills later in life, according to a new study. Babies who spent an average of two hours a day looking at screens performed worse on executive functions later on, … Read more

The energy boost from coffee should ALWAYS be repaid with sleep

The energy boost from coffee should ALWAYS be repaid with sleep

Why coffee doesn’t give you extra energy: Scientist says pick-me-up is just a ‘loan’ to pay back with sleep Caffeine temporarily blocks a chemical called adenosine that prevents drowsiness But eventually, adenosine binds to its receptor making us feel drowsy and drowsy Dr. Emma Beckett is a molecular nutritionist at Newcastle University By Xantha Leatham … Read more