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BBC: how do we avoid the antibiotics apocalypse?

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I saw this on the BBC News feed:

Every year, at least 700,000 people die from drug-resistant infections. It is why government scientists have described antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest global threats of the 21st Century.

So what are people doing to try to avert the so-called antibiotics apocalypse? Well, it turns out, quite a lot.

Read on at http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37848305

BBC News: Aphantasia: ‘I can’t visualise my own children’

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I never would have imagined this…er…wait…

Worth being aware of, if it is as common as 2% prevalence. And apparently, many who suffer from this are not aware of it.

Aphantasia: ‘I can’t visualise my own children’_92252217_rosieedge.jpgTwo in every 100 people have no ability to visualise images in their own heads – because of a condition called aphantasia.

Are animal models leading us astray?

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Here is an interesting article in New Scientist today…

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23230973-700-man-or-mouse/

gettyimages-157440932.jpg Man or mouse? Why drug research has taken the wrong turning
http://www.newscientist.com
Drug research has got so hooked on working with genetically modified animals that it has lost touch with human disease