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Study Finds Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Widespread In Hudson River
2013-07-19 10:07:26

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - Columbia University The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower Manhattan. The microbes identified are resistant to ampicillin and tetracycline, drugs commonly used to treat ear infections, pneumonia, salmonella and other ailments....

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs A Growing Global Health Threat
2013-03-11 10:06:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change, terrorism and cyber-crime are all issues that are a dire threat to a nation, and now Britain´s top health official says that “superbugs” should be added to that list. The danger posed by the growing number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is as dangerous to the country as other top threats. Professor Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, warned that routine operations could...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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