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The Town Talk
'Nightmare bacteria' spread in Southeast
Superbugs known as CRE - called "nightmare bacteria" by federal health officials because they are deadly and virtually untreatable - are skyrocketing in the Southeastern USA, new research shows.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Studies from Ruhr University Add New Findings in the Area of Applied...
A variety of cold atmospheric-pressure plasmas are currently being investigated for their clinical utility, and first studies reporting on the treatment of patients showed that plasma treatment may support the wound healing process."
Don't shake hands! Fist bumps stop the spread of germs
Researchers found that shaking hands transferred about ten times more germs than the fist bump, a less-traditional greeting that's slowly gaining popularity.
Las Cruces Sun-News
Young Las Crucen has two open-heart surgeries after contracting MRSA
Joseph Paz, 19, now leads an active lifestyle of bicycling and swimming after undergoing two open-heart surgeries when he was 16 years old, when he contracted MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria and type of staph infection.
We should worry about the things that are truly dangerous
There are things that are dangerous and things that are not. It says something about human psychology, I think, that people, especially parents, seem to worry only about the things that aren't dangerous.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Reinvigorating The Antibiotics Pipeline
Later this month, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology-commonly known as PCAST-will issue a highly anticipated report on antibiotic resistance, bringing much-needed attention to a growing public health threat that is fast becoming a global crisis.
Database Helps Curb Risk of Post-Op Blood Clots
Surgical patients who are placed in contact isolation after their operations are at a particularly high risk for developing life-threatening blood clots, but ensuring they move around has helped curb the occurrence of venous thromboembolism in one hospital.
Fist Bumps Are Way Better Than Handshakes, Scientists Confirm
You ever see a guy leave the bathroom without washing his hands? Happens all the time.
Antibiotic-resistant microbes on the prowl: What you should know
As an aol.com customer, every time I log on, I'm invited to check out a bunch of articles.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Government urged to act as MRSA found in British pig
The government is being called on to carry out a full MRSA survey of the UK pig industry to determine how widespread the superbug is after the first-ever case in a British pig was found in Northern Ireland.
Infection that kills 200 times more patients than MRSA superbug
Infection that kills 200 times more patients than MRSA superbug: One person in five admitted for surgery or to treat infection develops acute kidney damage When you go to hospital for surgery, your main concern is that the procedure is a success and fixes the problem.
Positive news on bug front
Plans are now in place to obtain funding for a new hospital at Wynyard to serve Hartlepool.
The New Zealand Herald
Why the fist bump beats a handshake
Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama bump fists at an election night rally in 2008.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Does man have herpes or antibiotic allergy?
Dear Dr. Roach: Four years ago, my husband had an abscess. What started as a boil became so deep and hard that he required general anesthesia to remove it.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Feds Failing To Act On Antibiotic Resistance Despite Grave Threat, Health Advocates Warn
Turkeys and other livestock are commonly fed low doses of antibiotics in order to prevent the spread of disease in cramped conditions, or simply to promote growth.
Manuka honey-a delicious way to get well
You only need to watch a few pharmaceutical commercials and read the headlines about the latest unstoppable infection to know that medical science doesn't have all the answers.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
New Penicillins Study Findings Reported from Yonsei University...
This study aimed to evaluate a newly designed multiplex real-time PCR assay capable of the simultaneous detection of mecA, S. aureus, and coagulase-negative staphylococci in blood culture specimens."
Possible Breakthrough in Battle Against Drug-Resistant Diseases
In the war against drug-resistant diseases and so-called "superbugs", the family of bacteria known as CREs are a particularly nasty bunch.
Cybercast News Service
CDC Chief: Next Pandemic 'Hiding in Plain Sight'
The next pandemic is "not the thing that we don't know, but something that's hiding in plain sight," Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told a gathering in Washington on Tuesday.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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.