THROAT lozenges containing antibiotics are fuelling the rise of superbugs, scientists say. Some pastilles contain antibiotics called tyrothricin, says Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare. But antibiotics only work on bacterial infections and most sore throats are viral. Overuse of antibiotics allows bacteria to become dangerously resistant. Adrian Shephard, of Reckitt Benckiser said: “Our work raises doubt about using these antibiotics for sore throats.” NICE has said it is "vital" the medicines are only used when effective because of the rise of antibiotic resistance. ExclusiveKNIFE EDGE Heart surgeon recalls haunting deaths including teen girl 'skewered like kebab' Graphic WarningGREEN FINGERS Farmer catches horrendous 'gardener's disease' that 'ate away at his arm' MIND GAMES Hope for millions of IBS sufferers as experts find mental therapy eases symptoms HAY DAY Hayfever sufferers told to stay indoors as pollen bomb hits three weeks early TICKING TIME-BOMB 1 in 5 20-somethings … [Read more...] about Lozenges containing antibiotics to help sore throats are ‘fuelling superbug rise’, research warns
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News / UK and world by Press Association April 8, 2019, 3:51 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Any compromise Brexit deal between the Government and Labour is likely to feature UK involvement in some sort of customs union with the EU. But what is a customs union and why does it matter? What is a customs union? What are tariffs and why are they charged? Who is in the EU customs union? What are the advantages of being in a customs union? What are the downsides of membership? How would customs union membership affect arrangements at borders? How would leaving the customs union affect everyday life? In the longer term, it would allow the UK to forge its own free trade agreements with major economies like the US and China, which could result in lower prices in the shops, but would also challenge the viability of some domestic industries. Where do the parties stand on customs union membership? Labour states that, rather than remaining in the existing … [Read more...] about What is a customs union and why does it matter?
Amy B Wang, Eli Rosenberg and Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post Published 12:53 pm PST, Monday, February 4, 2019 The superintendent of a small school district in Indiana has resigned after she took a sick student to the doctor and paid for his treatment with her son's insurance last month, resulting in a felony insurance fraud charge, police said. Casey Smitherman was arrested in January on charges including official misconduct and identity deception, then released on bail, according to court records. At the time, she was the superintendent of Elwood Community School Corporation in Elwood, Indiana, a town of about 8,500, about 45 miles north of Indianapolis. Smitherman resigned Friday, saying she could not effectively lead the school district because "the board, community, teachers and students need to be in alignment," according to Fox 59 News. "Unfortunately, my recent lapse in judgment has brought negative attention to the community and myself. I am very … [Read more...] about Indiana superintendent resigns after using her son’s insurance to help a sick student
Jan 29, 10:26 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/29/19 AT 6:09 AM A new study in the UK has found that persistent sore throat, coupled with shortness of breath and problems swallowing, can be an early sign of larynx cancer. The research, led by scientists from the University of Exeter, suggested that general practitioners should include cancer in the considerations for patients who frequently come in for sore throat and unexplained neck lumps.The study, titled “Recognising laryngeal cancer in primary care: a large case-control study using electronic records,” looked into the files of more than 600 GPs and studied 806 patients who had been diagnosed with laryngeal cancer. When the readings were compared against a control group of 3,559 patients, the researchers found a significant link between recurrent hoarseness and the dreaded disease. A new study in the UK has found that … [Read more...] about Sore Throat Could Be Sign of Larynx Cancer, Study Reveals
News / UK and world by Press Association January 29, 2019, 6:35 am Updated: January 29, 2019, 8:31 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter GPs should consider cancer of the larynx when patients report a persistent sore throat – particularly when combined with other seemingly low-level symptoms, research suggests. A study of more than 800 patients diagnosed with cancer of the larynx found more than a 5% risk of cancer from a persistent sore throat combined with shortness of breath, problems swallowing or earache. This compares with a 2.7% risk for a sore throat alone. The research aims to assist in the earlier detection of cancer, which is key in getting the best survival rates and health outcomes for patients. Currently, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) guidelines recommend investigation for persistent hoarseness or an unexplained neck lump. The new research from the University of Exeter gives greater insight into the … [Read more...] about Sore throat could indicate cancer of larynx – study