Monthly Archives: July 2015

Monitoring wildlife may shed light on spread of antibiotic resistance in humans

Study in African animals provides clues to antibiotic effectsAntibiotics are a blessing but may also be an empty promise of health when microbes develop resistance to our pharmacological arsenal. …read more

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Antibiotics increase risk of hearing loss in patients with deadly bacterial infections

Approximately 80 percent of infants in neonatal intensive care units receive antibiotics known to be toxic to the earThis is an image of the (intact) organ of Corti, with three rows of outer… …read more

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Chlamydia screening ‘easier and cheaper’ with new DNA smartphone test

A new smartphone DNA test could offer a simpler and cheaper – though equally as accurate – alternative to current chlamydia screening techniques, according to a new study. …read more

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Moving from academia to public health: Did I make the right choice?

By Lixia Liu, PhD, MP (ASCP), D(ABMM), deputy director, Indiana Department of Health Laboratories
Lixia Liu is a member of APHL’s Emerging Leaders Program (Cohort 6). The group developed an educational website called That’s Sick! to introduce students and young scientists to the exciting world of public health laboratory careers.
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In 1996 I completed my PhD […]

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‘I’ve been thinking about how urban narratives shape sexual health programs, education, and access.’

Xon Henry and Hermelinda Cortes discuss art and HIV in the South …read more

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