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Antibiotic-Resistant Strain of Bacteria Renews Fears of Superbug Arrival in the US

luchschen/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Federal health officials say researchers may have uncovered a strain of bacteria so resistant to treatment that some of the toughest antibiotics cannot kill it.Bacteria found in a Pennsylvania woman suffering from a urinary tract infection was found to be resistant to the antibiotic called colistin, according to a case report released on Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.The strain of bacteria was isolated from her urine. Colistin is considered a last-resort antibiotic for bacteria that does not respond to medication. It is...
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Implant to Curb Opioid Addiction Approved by FDA, Offering New Tool to Fight Epidemic

xmee/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The first implantable treatment for opioid addiction was approved on Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The implant, a match-sized rod that is inserted under the skin, releases a milder opioid drug called buprenorphine that is usually taken orally to treat addiction. Under the name Probuphine, the implant comprises four rods that release the drug at a low dose for six months.“Anyone who’s gone through addiction knows that motivation fluctuates day to day. This allows a person to decide for their future...
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High Risk for Breast Cancer May Be Normalized With Healthy Living, Study Finds

BakiBG/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Some women at high risk for breast cancer may be able to lower their risk to that of an average woman by making healthy lifestyle choices, according to a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).Dr. Robert Shenk, Medical Director at the Breast Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio said these JAMA study results may help shed light on how women can modify their cancer risk."We have some of those models but this takes in a...
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Ohio Man Shares Wife’s Infertility Struggle to Encourage Other Couples Trying to Conceive

AlexRaths/iStock/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) -- An Ohio man detailed just how hard it was for him and his wife to conceive a child -- even suffering a miscarriage -- in an inspirational Facebook post gone viral.Dan Majesky, of Cincinnati, wrote in a lengthy heart-tugging post that he and his wife Leah tried for three years to have a baby, from enduring hormone treatments and sperm collection to finally intra-uterine insemination, where sperm is placed inside a woman's uterus to facilitate reproduction."And you get pregnant," writes Majesky, 37. "Everything looked...
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