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Newsletter Digest: Suicide, superbugs, skepticism and salutations

Peter Griffin posted in on August 13th, 2010.

Suicide coverage – does it hurt? Suicide reporting laws were under scrutiny again this week as Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean called for more debate about suicide reporting after releasing new suicide statistics. Numerous media editorials have echoed his call for debate with several commentators arguing the restrictions on reporting on suicides is leading to […]

Radio NZ: New superbug spreading from Asia

Peter Griffin posted in on August 13th, 2010.

A bacterial enzyme known for being resistant to all antibiotics is spreading through bacteria in India and Pakistan, according to a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The BBC reports the battle for supremacy between bacterial infection and antibiotics is intensifying and new treatments are in short supply. “Until […]

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