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Infections 'speed memory loss'

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Senior citizens are a high risk group for urinary tract infection and recent research has found there’s even more reason to protect against UTI as the BBC reports:

“Infections outside the brain may speed memory decline in Alzheimer’s disease, UK researchers say. In a study of 222 elderly people with Alzheimer’s they found that getting infections in places like the chest or urinary tract could double memory loss.”

Read more (as link http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8241833.stm)

Antibiotic Resistant Urinary Tract Infection on the Rise

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EmpowHer – Women’s Health Online reports:

“Antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ are a growing concern in all areas of health care. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, or MRSA, is one of the deadliest. In a recent meta-analysis of 30 studies, the average mortality rate from MRSA infection was 36 percent.”

Read more (as link: http://www.empowher.com/news/herarticle/2009/08/19/antibiotic-resistant-urinary-tract-infection-rise)