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Mutated, drug-resistant bacteria lurk in the peaceful British countryside
Sewage-treatment plants described as giant ‘mixing vessels’
after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river

Exclusive to The Independent, 19 July 2014 (by Steve Connor)

Superbugs resistant to some of the most powerful antibiotics in the medical arsenal have been found for the first time in a British river – with scientists pinpointing a local sewage-treatment plant as the most likely source.

Scientists discovered the drug-resistant bacteria in sediment samples taken downstream of the sewerage plant on the River Sowe near Coventry. The microbes contained mutated genes that confer resistance to the latest generation of antibiotics.

The researchers believe the discovery shows how antibiotic resistance has become widespread in the environment, with sewage-treatment plants now acting as giant “mixing vessels” where antibiotic resistance can spread between different microbes.

A study found that a wide range of microbes living in the river had acquired a genetic mutation that is known to provide resistance to third-generation cephalosporins, a class of antibiotics used widely to treat meningitis, blood infections and other hospital-acquired infections.

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smartgirlsattheparty
You are a unique person and you have to be yourself. You can’t be anybody else; you can’t lead anybody else’s life. You have to be comfortable in your own skin and you have to be confident about who you are, whether you’re working at Twitter or running for office. And that is hard to do….and yet it’s all doable once you relax and decide, ‘You know what? This is no dress rehearsal. This is it for me. I want to be who I am.’ You be yourself. Easiest advice to say, hardest advice to follow.

Hillary Clinton, in response to a tweet from Amy Poehler (x).

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nursingisinmyblood
medicowesome:

Kawaii means cute in Japanese.Helps you remember Kawasaki’s disease, also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, with strawberry tongue, coronary artery aneurysms and Asian predisposition.That’s all!PS: I love Japanese culture & kawaii things :3I wanna visit Japan someday, wear a kimono, eat Sushi & Onigiri, color my hair pink, cosplay anime and watch cars drift ^__^I love how this post allowed me to express my love for Japan & calligraphy =D-IkaN

medicowesome:

Kawaii means cute in Japanese.
Helps you remember Kawasaki’s disease, also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, with strawberry tonguecoronary artery aneurysms and Asian predisposition.

That’s all!

PS: I love Japanese culture & kawaii things :3
I wanna visit Japan someday, wear a kimono, eat Sushi & Onigiri, color my hair pink, cosplay anime and watch cars drift ^__^
I love how this post allowed me to express my love for Japan & calligraphy =D

-IkaN

thenursingschoolchronicles

thenursingschoolchronicles:

This is the class where you learn about safety, psychological integrity, ethics, the nursing process and many more basic, yet important aspects of nursing. You may think that some of these things are common sense but you may also learn a few things along the way.

Some things this class taught me…

smilesandvials

smilesandvials:

geekysqueaky:

Now up, badge reel covers!

Inspired by all the new doctors around (because you need an adorable critter to stare at while they ask all the awkward questions), but really they will add a bit of cute to anyone’s badge! These guys don’t discriminate! ;) 

They are interchangeable (bit of velcro on back) just in case something (various bodily fluids…amiright med peeps?) gets on one, or if you want to change it up! 

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Oooooh this are adorable. 

Oh man these are so cute.

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Anonyme asked:

Hello. As a physician, what are your thoughts on the plethora of blogs and web sites which give tips on how to starve yourself (pro-ana sites), how to hide your eating disorder, and who glamorize extreme weight loss? Also, do you have any thoughts on blogs which, in their attempt to make being overweight less stigmatized, encourage people to not to seek preventative care, and claims medicine shames them and blames everything on weight?

wayfaringmd answered:

Any website glamorizing disease and encouraging extremely harmful lifestyles is bad news.

Pro-anorexia sites: NOT A FAN. We in the medblr community are generally a very encouraging and accepting bunch, but we don’t accept this kind of behavior. I certainly am pro-being healthy, but starving yourself to death is no way to be healthy.

On the other end of the spectrum, I don’t think sites that encourage overweight people to avoid doctors are healthy either. No other stigmatized group has ever brought about change by refusing to face their oppressors. Sure, there are tons of doctors out there who are rude to their overweight patients (and I guarantee you they’re rude to other patients too), but they’re not going to learn unless their patients stand up to them. And believe me, there are plenty of very encouraging doctors out there if you look for them. And what if, by avoiding doctors, you miss out on getting a serious medical condition treated or managed early, and it causes serious long-term damage? It’s a scary thought. 

Also, I’m all for body positivity and being confident in your own skin, but we also can’t ignore the fact that obesity (and extreme underweight) does lead to legitimate medical problems. You can like yourself as an overweight person and also acknowledge that there may be things you can do to be healthier in the long run (I’m preaching to myself here as well, folks).

We overweight folks may be healthy now as young people, but over time things may not stay the same. It’s important that we take care of ourselves for the present and the future.

We as doctors can’t be lazy and blame everything on adipose, but we can’t ignore its presence and influence on disease any more than we can ignore the weight of anorexic patients. 

md-admissions:

cranquis:

"No other stigmatized group has ever brought about change by refusing to face their oppressors"… Woah — nailed it!

Preach!