'Nightmare Superbug' Outbreak Could Happen, CDC Warns

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Efforts to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria have uncovered hundreds of germs carrying unusual genes that could lead to a “nightmare” superbug, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. In 2017, a new nationwide testing program found 221 instances of “unusual” antibiotic-resistance genes that had developed in bacteria causing illnesses in hospitals,…

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All That Overtime Could Be Killing You

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A 40-hour work week may sound like a vacation to those burning the midnight oil. But a study in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine shows that consistently surpassing this standard can be detrimental to your health. Researchers said they found that working 61 to 70 hours a…

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Rear-Facing Car Seats Protect Tots in Crashes From Behind: Study

TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Rear-facing car seats provide effective protection for children in rear-end crashes, researchers say. Previous studies have shown that rear-facing car seats significantly reduce infant and toddler injuries and deaths in front- and side-impact crashes. But there has been little data on rear-end crashes, which represent more than one-quarter…

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