18 min ago
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.
6 hrs ago
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
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.
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.
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.