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2008-12-10 10:20:00

NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Jurevicius, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Kellen Winslow. Unfortunately, during the past few months the list of top professional football players affected by Staphylococcus Aureus, commonly called staph, seems to read as a who's who of the National Football League (NFL). Whether the source of these infections is healthcare facilities where athletes are undergoing surgeries, locker rooms, or turf on the playing fields, staph and its close relative...

2008-09-08 12:00:42

U.S. health officials announced a campaign Monday to teach parents how to keep children safe from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA, a type of staph bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics, can cause severe infections in healthcare settings, such as hospitals. However, parents may be unaware it also can cause skin infections in otherwise healthy people who haven't been hospitalized. The National MRSA Education Initiative is aimed at highlighting specific actions parents...

2008-09-05 00:00:06

Conservative treatment can deal with nursing mothers hospitalized for breast abscesses and afflicted with a "superbug," Dallas researchers said. Many nursing mothers who have been hospitalized for breast abscesses and then suffer from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. The study focused on hospitalized women with mastitis, and showed that community-associated MRSA was much more likely to be found in those who had both mastitis -- an inflammation of the milk glands --...

2008-06-10 18:00:30

By EMILY COOK THE killer superbug MRSA can be beaten with garlic, scientists have claimed. Trials showed that allicin, a natural compound which gives garlic its distinctive smell, can cure patients suffering from the antibiotic-resistant infection. In a trial, all 52 patients who took allicin capsules or sprayed a liquid on to their wounds recovered fully within four to 12 weeks. Leader Dr Ron Cutler, of the University of East London, said: "This is a breakthrough in the fight against...

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2008-03-18 11:40:00

New findings of a four-year study claims that universal testing of hospital patients is the most effective way to halt outbreaks of "superbugs" such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.The study, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was conducted in three Chicago area hospitals that have an approximate 40,000 admissions annually. Researchers found that by screening every individual patient, infection rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA,...

2006-08-16 16:48:22

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Many boils and pimples severe enough to send people to hospital emergency rooms are caused by a sometimes deadly bacteria that cannot be treated with conventional drugs, a study showed on Wednesday. Doctors at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that 59 percent of skin and soft tissue infections seen in 11 emergency rooms across the United States were from the deadly superbug known as MRSA. MRSA, or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus...

2006-06-21 07:20:00

LONDON -- Up to 53 million people worldwide could be carrying the deadly superbug MRSA, scientists said on Wednesday. Even in countries like the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway, where MRSA has been relatively low and stable for many years, incidence rates are starting to rise, they said. MRSA, full name Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics. It occurs most frequently in patients with weakened immune systems in hospitals and nursing homes and...

2006-02-23 10:04:33

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - The number of deaths linked to the deadly superbug MRSA rose by nearly a quarter between 2003 and 2004 in England and Wales, figures showed on Thursday, adding to fears over the spread of the infection. Mentions of MRSA on death certificates jumped 22 percent to 1,168 in 2004 from 955 the year before, the Office of National Statistics said. MRSA, a bacteria resistant to certain antibiotics, was given as the underlying cause of death in 360 cases, up...

2006-01-03 14:21:14

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About 2 million people in the United States carry methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nasal passages, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. MRSA has emerged as growing problem, causing difficult-to-treat infections not only in hospitals but also now in the general community. Dr. Matthew J. Kuehnert and colleagues assessed Staph aureus nasal carriage in 9,622 participants in the 2001-2002 National Health and...

2006-01-03 14:20:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About 2 million people in the United States carry methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nasal passages, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. MRSA has emerged as growing problem, causing difficult-to-treat infections not only in hospitals but also now in the general community. Dr. Matthew J. Kuehnert and colleagues assessed Staph aureus nasal carriage in 9,622 participants in the 2001-2002 National Health and Nutritional...