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While there’s lots of argument as to whether the rate of food allergies (check the whole hysteria about peanuts anywhere…) has increased, one thing that is clear is that when it does occur, the attack can be life threatening.
EMS crews carry, among other treatments, epinephrine (adrenaline) loaded syringes to control the attack.
There’s been a growing movement to provide schools, daycare centers, etc., with similar options… Continue reading
Climate change depression because the US just doesn’t believe and we underfund research? Continue reading
The Church Lady would say. A few weeks ago Ann Coulter got people upset when she said that missionary types sometimes get a little unbearably self important. Maybe they could do more staying home.
A review article abstract, which is often plenty good for the lay person.
On Methicilin Resistant Staph Aureus, a very common and widespread cause of skin infections and sometimes more than that.
Notorious for its resistance, used to be a nursing home infection of great importance–now in the population. Soldiers, athletes are prone to it from skin and hygiene problems.
I see it a lot as a jail doctor, dealing with people whose hygienic and health problems are somewhat more problematic.
So heres the review from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)>
Drugs for MRSA Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections
JAMA. 2014;312(15):1583-1584. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.13385. Text Size: A A A
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which was traditionally a nosocomially-acquired organism but now frequently occurs in the absence of health care exposure, is the predominant cause of suppurative skin and soft-tissue infections in many parts of the US.1,2 Community-associated MRSA usually causes furunculosis, purulent cellulitis, and abscesses, but necrotizing fasciitis, necrotizing pneumonia, and sepsis can also occur.
Go to this link for the abstract, a very good review.
Thomas Frieden is a political hack who did an infectious disease fellowship so he could be a bureaucrat.
Then he swore allegiance to the Bamster.
This gets it right, and shows how human public health “experts” are just political hacks.