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Deadly bacteria resistant to antibiotic colistin present in US longer than expected

Deadly bacteria resistant to antibiotic colistin present in US longer than expected

In a research paper, scientists have unveiled that a potentially deadly bacteria resistant to the last-resort antibiotic colistin has been present in America much longer than what was believed to be. A New York City patient has been found to be having the bacteria who was treated in May 2015.

This case is also the earliest known case in the US about the deadly bacteria. The bacteria has been found by an Iowa company called JMI Laboratories, which has been testing a number of bacteria collected from patients across the world in more than two years.

Health insurers have covered autism but many children still remain undiagnosed

Health insurers have covered autism but many children still remain undiagnosed

A new study found that states asking commercial health insurers to cover diagnose and treatment for autism increase number of children receiving services in the United States. However, still there are many children who do not have such health facilities, thus they remain undiagnosed for autism, according to researchers from the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Rhode Island, Maine, Minnesota, New York and Idaho are top 5 most dangerous states old drivers should avoid

Rhode Island, Maine, Minnesota, New York and Idaho are top 5 most dangerous states old drivers should avoid

According to a new Caring.com report, for drivers aged 65 and above Rhode Island is the most unsafe state, followed by Maine, Minnesota, New York and Idaho. The study compared the number of 65-year old people and older, who lost lives in car accidents, with that age group's population living in each state.

FDA clears LUKE arm as first prosthetic in new product category of integrated prosthetic arms

FDA clears LUKE arm as first prosthetic in new product category of integrated prosthetic arms

The FDA has cleared the LUKE arm as the first prosthetic in the new product category of integrated prosthetic arms. The announcement suggested that the LUKE arm provides strength, flexibility, and dexterity to give greater independence to people with forearm via shoulder-level amputations.

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Brown Dwarf outside the Solar System is shrouded in Clouds of Water

Brown Dwarf outside the Solar System is shrouded in Clouds of Water

Exciting news for space lovers: Astronomers say there’s a brown dwarf hovering outside the solar system which may have water clouds. The extrasolar world, named WISE 0855, is the most frigid discrete world ever discovered outside the solar system, as per the astronomers.

Scientists Regenerate Damaged Optic Nerves

Scientists Regenerate Damaged Optic Nerves

For the first time ever, scientists have managed redeveloping the elements of optic nerves that were damaged. The experiment proved to be successful for a few blind mice. This advancement might prove to be the sought after treatment for glaucoma as well as other blindness associated with nerves.

Second case of Colistin-Resistant Detected in US

Second case of Colistin-Resistant Detected in US

After the first case of colistin-resistant bacteria in the US reported in May, another case has emerged. This time in patient who underwent surgery in a New York hospital in 2015, according to a recently published study. Colistin is an antibiotic of last resort.

The country has been trying to detect this strain for a long time before it found one in May, a highly serious strain that could not be treated even by Colistin, which is an antibiotic of last resort. The recent findings were published online in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

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