Tuesday, January 24, 2012


An interesting blog that I found is SuperBug, which can be found as part of Wired.com The author, Maryn McKenna, is a journalist and author who writes about public health and medicine. This is a blog that describes the impact of illness on society, and new cases of disease that have come to the public's attention.  It also includes blog posts about FDA regulations about antibiotic overuse in agriculture, and vaccines that are available to the public, and touches on topics such as obesity and diabetes.

One of Maryn's most recent blog posts was about a drug-resistant form of Tuberculosis that was discovered in 12 patients in India. Tuberculosis is a bacterial pulmonary infection that is very contagious and can be spread through the air by coughing and sneezing. It can be handled and treated with long courses of antibiotics, but with a drug-resistant form, it is untreatable. Other blog posts include information about FDA regulations, and even what types of bacteria and illnesses you can get from your pets.

By keeping up on important health and safety information, the blog can give a variety of topics within one website.

For more information, visit SuperBug to get your scoop on a variety of interesting health topics!

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