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6 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Cubist Pharmaceuticals' (CBST) CEO Michael Bonney on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Good day. My name is Brenan, and I will be your event manager today. At this time, I'I like to welcome everyone to the Cubist Pharmaceutical Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Webcast.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Health

14 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Communication between nostril/skin microbiome bacteria can influence pathogen behavior

A team of scientists has made an important discovery about the molecular interactions that occur between generally benign species of Propionibacterium bacteria and the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus , the cause of most "staph" infections.


Related Topix: Health, Microbiology, Biology, Science, Immunology

19 hrs ago | WOWT-TV Omaha

UNMC Researchers Receive $10 Million Grant to Study Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a five-year grant for $10 million to continue work on a project to fight the growing threat of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus .


Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Basilea Pharmaceutica To Launch Zevtera /Mabelio )...

Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. reports that it has entered into an agreement with Quintiles for the commercialization of ZevteraA /MabelioA in Europe.


Related Topix: Health

University of Cambridge

Zero-tolerance approach to MRSA "unachievable", study suggests

Analysis of a supposed outbreak of MRSA in a Cambridge hospital raises questions about whether the superbug can be completely eradicated, despite a national policy of zero-tolerance The imposition of punitive financial penalties for exceeding targets for healthcare-associated infections in this context is unlikely to improve infection control ... (more)


Related Topix: Health

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Motley Fool

Investing to Fight Toilet and Elevator Superbugs

A big thank-you to our friends at FierceHealthcare for an incredible story about how a recent study indicated that hospital elevator buttons might have a higher prevalence of bacteria colonization than toilets.


Related Topix: Canada, Health

Fri Jul 18, 2014


To Your Good Health: Can't sleep? Don't just lie there; get up, do something

Q: Does it do much good for your body if you just lie there with your eyes closed all night when you can't sleep? A: It doesn't do much good at all.


Related Topix: Osteoporosis, Medicine, Back Pain

MRSA case confirmed at Northgate Junior-Senior High School

Northgate Junior-Senior High School officials alerted students and staff this week that a staph infection had been confirmed in the district, forcing all activities in and around the building to be relocated.


Related Topix: Health

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Watch as new robot zaps germs in Grand Rapids hospital

"Healthcare-acquired infections within the hospital are becoming quite prevalent, and very expensive to treat and we have to absorb that now within the hospital setting," Miller explained.


Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MI, Science / Technology, Robots, Health

CBS 3 Springfield

Dangerous case of MRSA hits metro daycare

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is a dangerous bacteria that causes infections in different parts of the body.


Related Topix: Health, Shawnee, KS, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The end of the age of antibiotics and the rise of the superbugs

Antibiotics have been hailed as medical science's greatest contribution in the fight against illness.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, E. Coli, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mon Jul 14, 2014

National Public Radio

Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight

But that doesn't mean you have to take these critters home with you. Suspicious travel companions: Bacteria can survive for days on surfaces inside a plane.


Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, E. Coli, Health

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Brandon Sun

Restrictions at Cape Breton hospital after six patients test positive for MRSA

Visitor restrictions are in place at a Nova Scotia hospital after six patients tested positive for a so-called superbug.


Related Topix: Health, Canada,

Using Passion, Standards And Value To Create A Niche Product With Heart

Necessity is the mother of invention, and Shann Jones is a perfect example. She used goats' milk and kefir to develop her healing probiotic drinks, soaps and lotions when her family suffered from medical problems - and has developed them into a successful small business, the aptly named Chuckling Goat , which achieved 383% growth in 2013.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Medicine, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The 5 most frightening ingredients found in our food

Many people are becoming more conscious with what they are eating. Organic and natural foods are ever more popular.


Related Topix: Life, Fast Food, Agriculture, Science


Tools for Preventing & Fighting MRSA Infections

Last month, CNN published a report that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved a new drug to treat Methicillin-resistant infections.


Related Topix: Health, Food and Drug Administration, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

The Chronicle Herald

Patients in Glace Bay test positive for superbug MRSA

Six patients on the third floor at Glace Bay Hospital have tested positive for an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, prompting the Cape Breton health authority to restrict visitors to the floor.


Related Topix: Health, Canada,

State of Michigan

Residents Reminded to Consider Health and Safety Risks When Getting Body Art

LANSING, Mich. Body art modification has become increasingly popular with one out of four persons ages 18-25 in the United States now having tattoo or body piercing.


Related Topix: Lansing, MI, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, HIV/AIDS

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Study finds alarming global rise in use of antibiotics

This scanning electron micrograph depicts numerous clumps of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that have become resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Infectious Diseases, Health

Pharma's Poor Reputation Doesn't Help In The Fight Against Superbugs

There has been a spate of recent articles on the rise of antibiotic resistance. From a New York Times editorial to Lisa Jarvis' excellent summary of the challenges facing researchers , the themes are the same: there is a major threat to the world's health and not enough research is being done to discover new drugs to combat the rise of these ... (more)


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