Cabbage, broccoli-derived supplement may help reduce antibiotic resistance

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Green, leafy vegetables may hold the key to fighting antimicrobial resistance. Pramote Polyamate/Getty Images
  • Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem, with many bacteria now resistant to multiple antibiotics.
  • When bacteria infect wounds, they form biofilms which delay the healing process.
  • A new study has identified a compound in green, leafy vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage which inhibits the growth of these biofilms.
  • Researchers found that the compound, 3, 3,-diindolylmethane (DIM) accelerated wound healing, and helped restore the potency of antibiotics in fighting infection.

Green, leafy vegetables are good for you. They are rich in nutrients and

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Three ways states can reduce health care costs for businesses and consumers

Managing health care costs and enhancing mental health benefits will be top priorities for U.S. employers over the next two years, according to a March 2022 survey of over 600 companies employing 10 million workers. The result isn’t surprising: Health care costs have been a significant expense for employers for many years.

With federal mandates on what health insurance can and cannot look like, there isn’t much that states can do to reverse those trends. But there are policies states can pursue that would save money and increase access to health practitioners without requiring mandates or price caps.

The past

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