Brainstorm Health: Antibiotic Resistance, Stem Cell Skin Regeneration, Postpartum Depression Drug

Brainstorm Health: Antibiotic Resistance, Stem Cell Skin Regeneration, Postpartum Depression Drug

That’s where we come in. We mortals help push that fast evolutionary process into warp speed in at least two ways. First, we do it through our long practice of overprescribing and inappropriately prescribing antibiotics to patients. These ineffective treatments often leave in their wake surviving microbes that develop resistance to the drugs used and then pass along those adaptations to subsequent generations. As the saying goes: “Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” (To see how feverishly fast resistant strains can emerge, see this scary timeline.) Secondly, we egg on evolution through another insidious…

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Greece Seeks To Stem Migrant Flow From Islands To Mainland

Greece Seeks To Stem Migrant Flow From Islands To Mainland

At least 20,000 refugees and migrants have been stranded in Greece after border shutdowns through the Balkans route to central and northern Europe. (AFP Photo) ATHENS:  Greece asked its passenger ferry companies and travel agencies today to cut back on bringing migrants and refugees from frontline islands to the mainland and said its own chartered ships would stay put for a few days. The moves, described by Greece’s shipping minister as temporary, are designed to stem a flow of people mostly fleeing from violence in the Middle East, as border…

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