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Saturday | Mother Jones

How Superbugs Hitch a Ride From Hog Farms Into Your Community

Factory-scale farms don't just house hundreds of genetically similar animals in tight quarters over vast cesspools collecting their waste. They also house a variety of bacteria that live within those unfortunate beasts' guts.

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Related Topix: Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Science Daily

How evolutionary principles could help save our world

The age of the Anthropocene -- the scientific name given to our current geologic age -- is dominated by human impacts on our environment. A warming climate.

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Related Topix: Health, Davis, CA, UC Davis, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Examiner.com

Infectious Borders

Catastrophic consequences of Obama's open border policies are emerging throughout the country in the form of infectious diseases. Enterovirus 68, a very rare strain of this virus, is spreading epidemically across the nation.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chickenpox, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Hispanic Business

Patent Issued for Method of Manufacturing Antimicrobial Implants of Polyetheretherketone

In view of the structural integrity requirements of such devices, materials of fabrication are limited, and conventionally include metal, plastic and composites. "The benefits derived from these devices are often offset by infection, which can lead to sepsis and death.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Health

Wed Sep 10, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Drastic reduction in antibiotic use announced by third largest U.S. chicken producer

Finally, consumer demands are beginning to be met by some corporations in the food industry. Consumer advocacy groups, food activists and alternative media have all contributed to pushing the boundaries of the food industry in a way that offers true customer satisfaction.

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Related Topix: Health

Hispanic Business

U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program

QIDP status is granted to drugs which act against pathogens which have a high degree of unmet need in their treatment and are identified by . QIDP status allows for fast track review of the drug application by U.S. paving way for an early launch.

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

Medical News Today

Drug-resistant bacteria lingers in nostrils of hog workers even after they leave the farm

A new study suggests that nearly half of workers who care for animals in large industrial hog farming operations may be carrying home livestock-associated bacteria in their noses, and that this potentially harmful bacteria remains with them up to four days after exposure. Researchers had believed that livestock-associated bacteria would clear from the noses of hog workers quickly - within 24 hours.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Health

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Sheets, towels, TV remotes key reservoirs for MRSA contamination

Surfaces in households of children with MRSA infections are often contaminated with the same strain of bacteria, according to new findings. Contamination was found most frequently on bed linens, TV remote controls, and bathroom hand towels, Dr. Stephanie A. Fritz of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and her colleagues report in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Related Topix: Health, Dogs, Pets

Reuters

Sheets, towels, TV remotes key reservoirs for MRSA contamination

Surfaces in households of children with MRSA infections are often contaminated with the same strain of bacteria, according to new findings. Contamination was found most frequently on bed linens, TV remote controls, and bathroom hand towels, Dr. Stephanie A. Fritz of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and her colleagues report in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Related Topix: Health, Dogs, Pets

Sys-Con Media

Cellceutix Provides Initial Observations of Completed ABSSSI Phase 2b ...

The study was a 215-patient blinded trial with four treatment arms and approximately 50-55 patients per arm. Three of the arms evaluated Brilacidin, two single-dose arms and one 3-day regimen, and the fourth arm was daptomycin of once per day for seven days.

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

RedOrbit

Bacteria From Bees Possible Alternative To...

Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey - as we now know it - was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its' antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Health

Freshnews

Theravance Biopharma Provides VIBATIV(R) (telavancin) Product Update

The Company detailed plans for additional VIBATIV clinical studies, its strategy for increasing the scope of US commercial efforts and new study analyses presented at recent scientific conferences underscoring VIBATIV's in vitro potency and activity. Today's announcement is being made in conjunction with the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy being held September 5-9, 2014 in Washington D.C. "VIBATIV's proven efficacy against difficult-to-treat infections has been demonstrated in several large, multinational registrational studies, which involved one of the largest cohorts of patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections studied to date.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Morning Journal

MRSA rumor makes some nervous, games called

Officials suspended volleyball action at Leetonia High School Monday night due to a spreading panic caused by an unfounded rumor of players with a disease. According to Superintendent Rob Mehno, officials suspended action between the junior varsity and varsity games after rumors that a player had Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - a form of staph.

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Related Topix: Health, Leetonia, OH

Fire Rescue Magazine

Fire Soaps Assists FDNY with MRSA Outbreak at Training Academy

Since the closing of the FDNY's Training Academy in August due to the outbreak of MRSA, Minerva Bunker Gear Cleaners cleaned and completely decontaminated all of the personal protective ensembles used by the more than 300 probationary firefighters. The disinfection of the gear was achieved with the use of a proprietary EPA Registered fabric sanitizer developed by Defensive Solutions Corp. Fire Soaps Fabric Sanitizer has been proven to eliminate 99.9% of infectious bacteria while eliminating odor-causing bacteria.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration

Sys-Con Media

Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market Reveals ...

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" six phase III drugs would generate total revenue of Browse the full Pipeline Analysis of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Drugs Market Report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/hospital-acquired-pneumonia-drugs.html Hospital acquired infections also called as healthcare associated infections or nosocomial infections have raised serious concerns due to multidrug resistance shown by microorganisms. Multidrug resistant organisms are immune to the conventional antibiotics, hence very difficult to treat.

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Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PhysOrg Weblog

Hog workers carry drug-resistant bacteria even after they leave the farm

A new study suggests that nearly half of workers who care for animals in large industrial hog farming operations may be carrying home livestock-associated bacteria in their noses, and that this potentially harmful bacteria remains with them up to four days after exposure. Researchers had believed that livestock-associated bacteria would clear from the noses of hog workers quickly - within 24 hours.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Health

EurekAlert!

Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics

Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey - as we now know it - was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its' antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees.

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Health

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Synthetic Biologics Highlights New Data from C. difficile Program Presented at the 54th ICAAC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has identified C. difficile as an "urgent public health threat," and it has surpassed MRSA as the number one hospital-acquired infection in , M.D., Ph.D., presented a late-breaking poster demonstrating the broad activity of its lead anti-infective candidate SYN-004 , as well as a potential pipeline candidate, P4A, for C. difficile prophylaxis. Both SYN-004 and P4A effectively degraded a broad spectrum of commonly used intravenous antibiotics that can lead to C. difficile infections, including cephalosporins.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Mirror.co.uk

Celebrity Big Brother: Claire King 'left the house due to poor housemate hygiene'

Claire King reportedly left the Celebrity Big Brother house after suffering bouts of vomiting caused by poor housemate hygiene, according to a newspaper report. The former Emmerdale actress was called to the diary room on the weekend after throwing up numerous times and was told to see the Channel 5 reality show 's doctor before being rushed to hospital.

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Related Topix: Soap Opera, Emmerdale, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Health

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Patch.com

Plainfield Barber's Dirty Clippers Gave Man MRSA: Lawsuit

A Plainfield barber cut a man's scalp with dirty clippers and infected him with MRSA, according to a lawsuit filed in Will County court.

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Related Topix: Health, Plainfield, IL, Will County, IL

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