• Heat has stronger effect on health in less developed cities, study finds

    10 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Compared to high income cities, less developed cities in Brazil have a higher hospitalization rate associated with increased heat exposure, according to a new study.
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  • High MRSA prevalence associated with high rate of antibiotic use

    10 days ago - By Healio

    An evaluation of more than 100 Veterans Affairs hospitals showed that hospitals with a higher prevalence of MRSA prescribed more anti-MRSA antibiotics, even after adjusting for stewardship strategies, researchers reported.
    The associated between MRSA colonization at admission and hospitals' use of anti-MRSA antibiotics “was statistically significant relatively small in magnitude,” the researchers wrote in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
    “I knew that the prevalence of antibiotic resistance varies across geographic regions, and I was curious to see how
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