The US Centers for Disease Control recently released its new report, Antibiotic Resistant Threats in the United States, 2019. ACSH Advisor Dr. David Shlaes discusses its pros and cons.
As if hospitals aren't bad enough, a really dangerous bug called Clostridium difficile is all over the place. And this bug, more commonly known as (C. diff), is not so easy to kill. Researchers looked at what happens when you wash contaminated sheets. The expression "it call comes out in the wash" does not apply.
A capsule containing feces to cure C. diff? (Yeah, we know what you're thinking.) But the thing is, It probably works.
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is one of the many bacteria that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract. Normally, it is harmless. But when patients receive intensive antibiotic therapy, especially in hospitals, it can overgrow and become life-threatening. Fortunately, a new study shows it can be controlled with a common-sense approach.
Dr. Betsy McCaughey, a former ACSH Trustee, redirects the blame game in her most recent piece, Lethal Lies About Hospital
The Centers for Disease Control and New England Journal of Medicine reported on Wednesday a promising decline in hospital