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World MRSA Day 2013
2013-09-30 12:04:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Survivors of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) gathered near Chicago on Saturday ahead of the fifth annual World MRSA Day on October 2. Organized by the MRSA Survivors Network, the gathering and surrounding campaign are intended to educate and raise awareness about the public health threat posed by the so-called 'superbug.' Ahead of the gathering, MRSA Survivors Network founder Jeanine Thomas denounced a recent report...

2013-09-27 23:25:22

Mike Stephenson, a partner with McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold, says long-term care facilities must be a part of the solution to the increasing problem posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Shelbyville, IN (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 A report released September 16, 2013, by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), describes the threat posed by three antibiotic-resistant germs as “urgent.” Two of the three are especially prevalent in medical settings and nursing homes, adding...

Less Reliance On Antibiotics Can Prevent Dangerous Superbug Illness
2013-09-26 13:37:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health officials have been calling for the more judicious use of antibiotics for years and a new study from UK researchers has indicated that using fewer antibiotics can help prevent illness from an antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ known as Clostridium difficile. One of the more feared superbugs, known to spread in a hospital environment, C. difficile causes severe diarrhea, cramps and could lead to life-threatening...

2013-09-23 23:33:17

CDC–sounds the alarm on drug resistant bacteria caused by antibiotic abuse. Hydro Med Inc recommends how to reduce antibiotic resistance. Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 The report issued on Sept 16 is entitled, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013. In it, CDC experts discuss this problem. Dr Steven Solomon is the head of CDC Antibiotic Resistance, and estimated that 23,000 Americans would die as a result of bacteria resistance to regular...

2013-09-23 23:04:13

MRSA is a serious skin infection that is becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly among athletes – from pint-sized wrestlers to professional football players. Vigilant skin hygiene is crucial to preventing skin infections. Medical experts recommend use of an effective cleanser like CLn SportWash or CLn BodyWash products that are non-drying and preserved with sodium hypochlorite. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 In recent months, published reports on August 23 and September...

Antibiotic Resistance Urban Waterways
2013-09-20 12:08:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Chicago-based researchers has found that a confluence of sewage overflows and widespread antibiotic use is causing the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in waterways around the Windy City. Recently published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study looked at the antibiotic triclosan, which is in about half of liquid soaps and functions by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria,...

Antibiotic Resistance Threats In The US: CDC
2013-09-17 05:04:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” kill approximately 23,000 Americans each year, the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Monday. In addition, federal health officials also reported that at least two million people fall ill due to these bacterial infections, reports Mike Stobbe and Lindsey Tanner of the Associated Press (AP). This marks the first time that the CDC has released statistics addressing the...


Latest Antibiotic resistance Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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