PostRx antimicrobial stewardship feasible in community hospitals

(HealthDay)—Postprescription audit and review (PPR) is a feasible and effective strategy for antimicrobial stewardship in community hospitals, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in JAMA Network Open. Deverick J. Anderson, M.D., from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues assessed the feasibility of implementing two core Infectious Continue Reading

Community in Virginia seeks water pollution resolution from mega meat producer Tyson foods

Tyson Foods rejected the adoption of a water stewardship policy, reported a WMDT news article, even as concerned residents of a Virginia county demanded the world’s second-biggest meat producer clean up its act. Shareholders gathered at Tyson’s headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas for an annual meeting to discuss and vote on Continue Reading

Personalized nutrition on the rise in the sports and fitness community

From hobbyists to Olympic athletes to coaches, more and more members of the sports and fitness community are embracing personalized nutrition, reported a NutraIngredients article. Companies like Nestlé and Campbell’s Soup are investing millions of dollars into the rapidly-expanding sector. Olympians, professional sports players and coaches, Spartan racers, and serious amateur Continue Reading

Study: The medical community isn’t prepared for the looming pandemic of neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease plaguing people today, with an estimated 1 million Americans are battling this illness – more than Lou Gehrig’s disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis combined. Parkinson’s causes certain nerve cells in the brain to die, affecting movement and causing worsening tremors Continue Reading