Drug-resistant superbugs spreading in European hospitals

Ingrid Torjesen Tuesday, 30 July 2019 Antibiotic-resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, an opportunistic pathogen that can cause respiratory and bloodstream infections in humans, are spreading through hospitals in Europe, research* published in Nature Microbiology has found. Certain strains of K. pneumoniae are resistant to the carbapenem antibiotics that represent the last line of defence in …

A common skin bacterium put children with severe eczema at higher risk of food allergy

In a new study published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists from King’s College London have found that young children with severe eczema infected with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacterium, are at a higher risk of developing a food allergy. Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a bacterium that can be found in the …

7 Best Natural Ingredients for Your Skin

By Liesa Goins The beauty world is brimming with high-tech devices and cutting-edge ingredients, but when it comes to handling some of the most common skin care problems, newer isn’t always better. In some cases, simple natural options might be as effective as scientifically engineered solutions. “Many of my patients practice ‘clean’ eating and want …

Diabetes drug cuts cardiovascular and kidney problems

By Jo Carlowe A large international trial has linked the use of the drug dulaglutide with a reduction in cardiovascular events in middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes. The clinical trial* followed more than 9,900 people in 24 countries. During more than five years of follow-up, cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes …