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2013-05-31 11:04:25

Given the option, many women with symptoms of urinary tract infections are choosing to avoid antibiotics and give their bodies a chance to heal naturally, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Family Practice. The research shows that 70% of women with symptoms of uncomplicated urinary tract infections who did not use antibiotics for a week were cured or showed improvement. Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are already a big problem and the incidence of 'superbugs',...

MRSA Infection Lowered By Disinfecting All Patients
2013-05-30 13:50:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Treating all intensive care patients with antibacterial soap and disinfecting ointments could help reduce the presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), in hospital ICU units by more than one-third, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. According to NPR´s Rob Stein, the research — which looked at nearly 75,000 patients...

Species Recovery Programs May Spread Antibiotic Resistant Genes To Wild Populations
2013-05-23 10:37:49

Public Library of Science Endangered brush-tail rock wallabies raised in captive breeding programs carry antibiotic resistance genes in their gut bacteria and may be able to transmit these genes into wild populations, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Michelle Power and colleagues from Macquarie University in New South Wales, Australia. Brush-tail rock wallabies are currently being raised in species recovery programs and restored to the wild...

2013-05-20 23:21:15

Two National Football League teams have added the GreensGroomer WorldWide GreenZapr synthetic turf sterilization equipment to their field maintenance regimen. Sherwood, Oregon-based Sports Turf Northwest, an authorized dealer for the GreensGroomer WorldWide line of natural and synthetic turf maintenance equipment, says the NFL organizations chose the GreenZapr for its effective, chemical-free bacteria and virus-fighting technology. SHERWOOD, Oregon, (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Sports Turf...


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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