November 15, 2017

Adequate Vitamin D Leads to Higher Live Birth Rate After ART in Women

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Among women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment (ART), those with adequate vitamin D levels were a third more likely to deliver a live baby, compared with women whose levels were deficient or insufficient, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis suggests. The researchers are now calling for a randomized clinical trial to study the potential effect of vitamin D supplementation on live birth rates with ART.

November 14, 2017

New Guidelines Redefine Blood Pressure, Nearly Half of Americans Now Hypertensive

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New guidelines on blood pressure recognition and management have been released redefining the target set point for high blood pressure diagnosis so that the condition can be treated earlier.

November 13, 2017

Welcome to World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017!

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It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week! This year's theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. So how much do you know about antibiotics and its attendant problems? Don't worry, this page has all you need to know about antibiotics, its safe use and other important issues.

What You Need to Know About Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotic resistance and antimicrobial resistance have become an important topical issue in our health systems worldwide because of the enormous costs both to healthcare spending and potential life-threat to the individual patient.

How to Avoid Falling Ill While On A Tour or Travelling to A Destination

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Travelling? Then you should be careful not to fall sick because that could be a huge disappointment while on the road. Not only does it take the fun out of your trip, ill-health will disorganize your entire schedule and cost you some good money as you are forced to seek medical care outside of your insurance cover.

November 09, 2017

Antibiotic Resistance

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Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines. This is different from Antimicrobial resistance. Read more on Antimicrobial resistance.

Antimicrobial Resistance: Understanding the Basics, the Key Facts and the Global Concern

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Antibiotics and similar drugs e.g. antivirals and antimalarials, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 75+ years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illnesses and deaths from infectious diseases.