Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

PostRx antimicrobial stewardship feasible in community hospitals

(HealthDay)—Postprescription audit and review (PPR) is a feasible and effective strategy for antimicrobial stewardship in community hospitals, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers ferret out a flu clue

Research that provides a new understanding as to why ferrets are similar to humans is set to have major implications for the development of novel drugs and treatment strategies.

Genetics

Stress reaction may be in your dad's DNA, study finds

Stress in this generation could mean resilience in the next, a new study suggests. Male mice subjected to unpredictable stressors produced offspring that showed more flexible coping strategies when under stress, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improved risk communication during infectious disease crises

As cases of the Ebola disease emerge in Europe, the crisis is gaining increasing levels of media coverage. Certain types of coverage can foster fear and stigmatisation which leads to harmful consequences for the individuals, ...

Medications

Strategies on the Internet to discredit generic drugs

Although there is widespread consensus among the scientific community that the composition of generic drugs is identical to that of brand name drugs, this is not the case among the public. In a four-year study of over 3,000 ...

Health

New app from UK researcher helps clinician communications

There's an app for that. A new iOS app developed in part by University of Kentucky researcher Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles will assist health care professionals seeking help communicating with patients during difficult conversations.

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