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Antibiotic resistance surges in dolphins, mirroring humans | Science Daily

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Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Oceanographic Institute, along with the Georgia Aquarium, conducted a long-term study of pathogen resistance in bottlenose dolphins. Upon finding a high prevalence of antibiotic resistance in wild dolphins, the researchers realized that the trend mirrors human healthcare reports. By studying what causes the resistance in dolphins, which makes it more difficult to treat infections, the ... Read More »

Elderberry compounds could help minimize flu symptoms, study suggests | Science Daily

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A comprehensive examination of the mechanism by which phytochemicals from elderberries combat influenza infections was performed.  The study has shown that the common elderberry has a potent direct antiviral effect against the flu virus. Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190423133644.htm Read More »

Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems | Science Daily

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For the first time, a link has been shown between common classes of antibiotics and two forms of heart disease. The researchers hope their study helps inform the public and physicians that if patients present with cardiac issues, where no other cause has been discovered, fluoroquinolone antibiotics could potentially be a cause. Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190910154710.htm Read More »

Jury awards Marine Corps family more than $2 million for mold, health issues in privatized housing | Military Times

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Staff Sgt. Matthew Charvat, his wife and two children alleged that San Diego Family Housing and Lincoln Military Property Management were negligent in addressing a number of problems in their residence in Gateway Village, including visible contamination, water damage, elevated levels of moisture inside the home, deteriorated and crumbling drywall, and defective appliances.  These issues allegedly lead to illnesses and ... Read More »

Senators introduce bill that would allow service members to sue for medical malpractice | Task and Purpose

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Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow service members to sue the government for military medical malpractice. Because of the Feres Doctrine, a ruling from 1950, service members cannot bring lawsuits against the government for negligence or wrong doing. Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/feres-doctrine-senate-bill Read More »

Former Special Forces soldier to help Brisbane men tackle depression | Brisbane Times

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A former Special Forces soldier who rescued children from sex trafficking has spent years battling with his inner demons.  That was until he found his cure for depression. That moment prompted him to form a men’s support group in Queensland called The Mammoth Hunters Club to help those struggling with isolation, depression and other mental health problems. Source: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/former-special-forces-soldier-to-help-brisbane-men-tackle-depression-20190905-p52o7t.html Read More »

San Diego’s newest wellness hotspot is the first of its kind in the US | Travel Pulse

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A truly unique and cutting-edge urban wellness sanctuary, Saffron & Sage is a first-of-its-kind not only in San Diego but throughout the entire nation.  Focused on mind-body-spirit wellness, Saffron & Sage features a multi-disciplinary team of more than 30 practitioners, ranging from medical doctors to psychotherapists and movement therapists who create individual treatment plans for clients. It also offers everything ... Read More »

Breakthrough Treatment Technology for Special Operations Veterans | Business Wire

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A collaboration between Special Operations Care Fund (SOC-F), Tomahawk Charitable Solutions (TCS), and Brain Treatment Center San Diego (BTC San Diego) is offering innovative and promising treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post-traumatic Stress (PTS) to special operations military service members. Over the past six years, BTC San Diego has used a patented process that uses computational neuroanalytics to build ... Read More »

Liquid mouth drops could one day protect people from peanut allergies | Science News

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Results from a small study of the treatment rivaled a similar treatment that also builds allergy tolerance by exposing sufferers to small, daily doses of an allergen. The delivery method through the mouth’s mucous membrane means that much smaller doses can be used than with the oral treatment.  The FDA is expected to review the license for peanut capsules in September. ... Read More »

Oklahoma wins $572M in case against drugmaker in historic opioid trial | CNN

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Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman has named Johnson and Johnson accountable for an appalling health epidemic that made history. As opioid drug makers, the company engaged in misleading marketing which falls under the Oklahoma public nuisance law. The vice president of the company claims that the verdict was a misapplication because “Johnson and Johnson did not cause the opioid ... Read More »