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Census figures, statistics on population density of attorneys and physicians, and data on antibiotic utilisation for the United States, Canada, and 15 European countries, were analysed as part of the study.
The statistics were compared to the percentage of methicillin resistance among clinical isolates of Saureus.

Alcohol outlets pave way for problems
Off-premise alcohol outlets and bars have a link with traffic crashes and assaults among youngsters, claims a new study.
As part of the study, researchers obtained non-public hospital discharge data from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, including residential zip code and patient age for all patients discharged.
Ninety-nine percent of the injury records were successfully mapped to zip codes. Population demographics, place characteristics, and data related to alcohol outlets were also collected from various sources, and modelled in relation to two age groups: underage youth between 18 and 20 years of age, and of-age young adults 21 to 29 years of age.

Paul J. Gruenewald, senior research scientist at the Prevention Research Center and corresponding author for the study, said: “Over the past four decades, public health researchers have come to recognise that although most drinkers safely purchase and enjoy alcohol from alcohol outlets, these places are also associated with serious alcohol-related problems among young people and adults.”

One in ten Brit women suffer from  bulimia
More than one in ten Brit women have eating disorders such as binge eating and bulimia, reveals a new study.
The researchers say that women who perceived themselves to be in poor health are more likely to suffer from eating disorders.
“Our results are disquieting,” The Telegraph quoted Lise Gauvin, a professor at the Universite de Montreal Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, as saying.
 “Women are exposed to many contradictory messages. They are encouraged to lose weight yet also encouraged to eat for the simple pleasure of it,” Gauvin added.

Black market of breast milk booming Down Under
A black market in breast milk is booming as parents Down Under are desperate to feed their babies the natural elixir.
 They are being charged up to 1000 dollars a litre on the Internet. Breast milk provides antibodies that protect babies against diseases.
One of the mothers contacted the Gold Coast based Mother’s Milk Bank to ask what the real “going rate” was for breast milk after online sellers sought an exorbitant amount when she placed a web advert seeking human milk.

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