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Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

When the Environmental Protection Agency approved the spraying of certain antibiotics three years ago to fight a deadly bacterial infection decimating Florida’s orange groves, growers thought they might have found a silver bullet. But public health advocates reacted with alarm, warning that the large-scale use of medically important drugs in agriculture could help fuel antibiotic… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »

Health-care costs are straining us financially and emotionally, study finds – Philly.com

The financial toxicity of serious illnesses that are expensive to treat, such as cancer, is well documented. But the financial, emotional, and physical toll of medical expenses goes far beyond critical illness, to about 137 million Americans, as out-of-pocket costs continue to rise, according to the study, published online in the Journal of General Internal… Read More »