‘The State of the World’s Antibiotics’ highlights the growing threat of AMR

Researchers at CDDEP have released, The State of the World’s Antibiotics in 2021, which presents extensive data on global antimicrobial use and resistance as well as drivers and correlates of antimicrobial resistance, based on CDDEP’s extensive research and data collection through ResistanceMap, a global repository that has been widely used by researchers, policymakers, and the […]

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Nearly all telehealth appointments at clinics for lower-income Americans were audio-only

Telehealth use has surged during the pandemic at clinics that serve lower-income Americans, which allowed the clinics to maintain access to care at a time when many other health care organizations saw significant declines in utilization, according to a new RAND Corporation study. However, most of the telehealth appointments have been audio-only visits, which may […]

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Near-infrared imaging and machine learning can identify hidden tumors

Tumors can be damaging to surrounding blood vessels and tissues even if they’re benign. If they’re malignant, they’re aggressive and sneaky, and often irrevocably damaging. In the latter case, early detection is key to treatment and recovery. But such detection can sometimes require advanced imaging technology, beyond what is available commercially today. For instance, some […]

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Nearly third of US young people prescribed psychoactive drugs admit misusing them

Nearly a third of US teens and young adults prescribed a psychoactive drug misuse that drug, with the likelihood of misuse rising with age, suggests an analysis of national survey responses published in the online journal Family Medicine & Community Health. Stimulants and tranquillisers were more likely to be misused than opioids, the findings indicate. […]

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Vet tranquilliser now implicated in third of fatal opioid overdose cases in Philadelphia

The vet tranquilliser, xylazine, is now implicated in almost a third of fatal overdoses involving heroin and/or fentanyl in Philadelphia, reveals research published online in the journal Injury Prevention. It was detected in less than 2% of such cases between 2010 and 2015, prompting the study authors to call for stricter monitoring of the misuse […]

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