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  • Human body fighting MRSA
    Dealing with MRSA, Part I
    If you or anyone you know has been in the hospital recently, you’ve probably been given information on MRSA, the drug-resistant bacterial infection. In the US, many hospitals check the person for MRSA now on admission, so that they can be...
  • Cigarette smoke tied to MRSA
    Cigarette smoking decreases immunity to MRSA
    Cigarette smoking is not only bad for your heart and lungs, it can impair the ability of human immune cells to fight antibiotic-resistant infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a new study indicates. MRSA is a...
  • Medieval garlic and bile salve kills MRSA superbug: Ancient miracle MRSA cure
    Medieval garlic and bile salve kills MRSA superbug: Ancient miracle MRSA cure
    Sometimes, old ways are better than new. Studies show a medieval garlic and bile potion kills MRSA, a deadly superbug. The recipe, from a 10th century medical tome called Bald's Leechbook, proved effective against methicillin-resistant...
  • Possible cure for MRSA found in 1,000-year old medical text
    Possible cure for MRSA found in 1,000-year old medical text
    A 1,000 year old recipe to cure styes may very well be the cure scientists have been seeking for the very modern MRSA infection asccording to researchers from the University of Nottingham, England, after rediscovering it in a 10th century volume...
  • Possible MRSA cure
    Possible MRSA cure developed and patented at University of South Florida
    Each year, 90,000 Americans suffer from invasive MRSA infection. About 20,000 die. Many are children. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, is a bacterium that causes a number of hard-to-treat infections. It's...
  • Antibacteria word bank
    Promising new antibiotic kills drug-resistant germs
    Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotics that can kill a wide range of dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria (super bugs). Additionally, bacteria did not develop resistance to the new drug, teixobactin, in lab experiments, and may need...
  • Disinfection of buses may help prevent MRSA; gold standard is still handwashing
    MRSA found on surfaces of public buses
    A group of researchers has conducted a new study on the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in U.S. public transportation vehicles – especially buses. The researchers wanted to know how often MRSA was found on...
  • Bathing with washcloths reduces MRSA in jails
    Jail detainees bathing with washcloths helps reduce incidence of MRSA
    Jail detainees who used washcloths to bathe appear to have fewer infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of serious skin infection that is common in U.S. jails, a new study indicates.The detainees in the study...
  • MRSA strain from livestock could infect hospitalized patients
    MRSA strain from livestock could infect vulnerable hospitalized patients
    A type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in some livestock in the United Kingdom is worrisome because it could spread to hospitalized patients and cause serious illness, a new study has found.The strain of bacteria, methicillin-resistant...
  • Jim Kelly at the Miami game
    Jim Kelly now battles deadly infection
    Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is once again locked in a battle for his life. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported Nov. 1 that he is telling the media that he is suffering from an infection due to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus...
  • Workout
    10 ways to avoid gym germs
    The onset of cold weather has outdoor exercise aficionados heading for their local gyms. Because the drop in temperature also signals the beginning of cold and flu season, gym-goers need to be extra vigilant in taking steps to minimize their...
  • Football
    College athletes in contact sports at greater risk for MRSA
    Even if they show no signs of infection, college athletes who play contact sports are more likely than other college athletes to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a new study. Presented Oct. 9 at...
  • Mako
    Not just for boots anymore: Shark skin helps prevent the spread of disease
    Antibiotic resistance is a significant concern among experts, as both a present and an increasingly menacing threat to human health. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 2 million Americans become ill from drug-resistant bacteria every...
  • MRSA and Pasteurella multocida among possible infections from cat bites
    What specific infections can you get from a cat bite?
    Cat bites are dangerous for a few reasons. They tend to be deep puncture wounds, which are almost always dangerous, because deep puncture wounds put bacteria deep into tissue. You can also get more than one type of infection from a cat bite. So...
  • Sivextro approved to treat MRS and other acute bacterial skin infections
    Sivextro approved to treat MRS and other acute bacterial skin infections
    Sivextro (tedizolid phosphate) has just been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by bacterial infections including both methicillin resistant...
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