Antibiotic-Resistant Infections, MRSA, and C-Diff

Recently, a number of elementary and high school students across the United States have been diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), a type of bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics. So, what causes this antibiotic resistance? What is MRSA, what are the symptoms, and how may it be prevented?

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Mood Gym

Looking for a new kind of painless workout? You may want to consider MoodGYM–an interactive website with the goal to “help identify and overcome emotional problems,” and “develop good coping skills.” But does it really? Can a website really act as a personal therapist?

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Breast Implants: A Research and Regulatory Summary

In the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in breast implant surgery, yet this does not necessarily mirrored by a similar increase in the number of women with breast implants. Many women are replacing old implants that have broken or caused problems. This summary examines the role of the FDA in safety research, the types of breast implants, the frequency of local complications, increased risk of autoimmune and connective tissue diseases, cancer, lung disease, and suicide, impact on general health and quality of life, and the hidden costs associated with breast implants.

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