Why Hospitals Have Got It Wrong When It Comes To Antibiotic Resistance


from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Robert Beardmore, University of Exeter and Rafael Pena-Miller, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)

As mathematicians, it came as a big surprise when we learned that mathematical models had predicted the way to stop antibiotic resistance was to give pills to patients almost at random. Doctors call this 'antibiotic mixing'. The theory goes that if you take a mix-things-up approach to antibiotic management, life threatening pathogens have to hit a fast moving target and won't be able to evolve resistance very easily.

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What We Read Today 22 January 2017

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

This feature is published every day late afternoon New York time. For early morning review of headlines see "The Early Bird" published every day in the early am at GEI News (membership not required for access to "The Early Bird".).


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Earnings And Economic Reports: Week Starting 23 January 2017

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Econintersect: Here is a day-by-day rundown of the global economic calendar events for the coming week and the important earnings announcements each day, as well. The presentation is by Merlin Rothfeld from Online Trading Academy and Power Trading Radio.

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Merlin Rothfeld

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Infographic Of The Day: Guide To Caring For Your First Dog

Who's excited to get their first dog? Don't let the moment get ruined by being unprepared.

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Redneck Inventions [funny, humor, try not to laugh, lol, rotflmao]

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Current Weather Outlook

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On January 19, 2017 NOAA released their Seasonal Outlook (which actually looks out fifteen months). JAMSTEC, which is a Japanese Research Institute, also has issued their Outlook based on their January 1 forecast for ENSO. We will review what have we learned - and address the question:  Are either of these forecasts credible?

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Inflation: The Good And The Bad

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Retailing In America: Bricks And Torture

by Danielle DiMartino Booth, Money Strong

Article of the Week from Money Strong

For those living under Chinese rule of law and inclined to matricide, patricide or simply high treason, their luck in sentencing matters took a decided turn for the better in 1905. It was then that after 1,000 years as part of China's penal code, Lingchi, or Death by 1,000 Cuts, was formally outlawed by the merciful order of Shen Jiaben.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

13 January 2017: ECRI's WLI Growth Index Insignificantly Improves

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 43rd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory. This is compared to RecessionAlerts similar weekly leading index. ECRI also released their coincident index this week.

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