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Your Hand Soap Could Be Doing You More Harm Than Good
2014-04-02 08:36:00

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Antimicrobial household products are widely used, but scientists are wondering if they are doing more harm than good. A new study from Arizona State University has assembled evidence suggesting that antimicrobial use brings consumers no measurable benefit. Even more troubling, according to recent research, the lax regulation of these products has caused toxic compounds to spread throughout wildlife and human populations...

2014-03-26 16:25:09

DUBLIN, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bn9wlv/antibacterial) has announced the addition of the "Antibacterial Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bn9wlv/antibacterial ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) An antibacterial drug is referred to as an...

Honey Is The Sweet Solution To Antibiotic Resistance
2014-03-17 05:15:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The serious and rapidly growing problem of resistance to antibiotics could have a very sweet solution, according to research presented during the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) at the Dallas Convention Center on Sunday. According to Dr. Susan M. Meschwitz, an assistant chemistry professor at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, and her colleagues, honey – which is sometimes used by medical...

2014-01-27 23:02:49

Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has produced new versions of an old antibiotic that are active against difficult-to-treat tuberculosis; offers new strategy for overcoming drug resistance Memphis, TN (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered a promising new class of antibiotics that could aid efforts to overcome drug-resistance in tuberculosis (TB), a global killer. The drugs increased survival of mice...

2014-01-21 23:03:19

Company aids effort aimed at promoting the development of antimicrobial stewardship programs, saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 ICNet Systems is one of a select few vendors working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to demonstrate its Antimicrobial Use & Resistance Module (AUR). So far, three ICNet client hospitals have successfully submitted data. As a result of this work, the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety...

2013-12-12 12:26:49

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen McDonnell, founder and CEO of Applegate, the leading producer of natural and organic meats and cheeses, today expressed concern regarding the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) attempt to curb the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production. "Before we do a victory dance to celebrate the FDA's 'crackdown' on antibiotic use, we need to take a closer look at what the agency is really doing," said McDonnell. "The FDA is moving in...

2013-12-12 11:32:47

As more reports appear of a grim "post-antibiotic era" ushered in by the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, a new strategy for fighting infection is emerging that targets a patient's cells rather than those of the invading pathogens. The technique interferes with the way that the pathogens take over a patient's cells to cause infection. This approach, published in the journal ACS Chemical Biology, could help address the world's growing problem of antibiotic-resistant "super bugs." Huib Ovaa,...

2013-11-29 14:34:09

Using quantitative models of bacterial growth, a team of UC San Diego biophysicists has discovered the bizarre way by which antibiotic resistance allows bacteria to multiply in the presence of antibiotics, a growing health problem in hospitals and nursing homes across the United States. Two months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a sobering report estimating that antibiotic-resistant bacteria last year caused more than two million illnesses and approximately...

Battling Overuse Of Antibiotics
2013-11-18 11:45:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health officials have been warning for years about the overuse of antibiotics and a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the more judicious use of the bacteria-battling drugs. In the report, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, scientists from the AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases noted many children and adults are given antibiotics for symptoms caused by viruses. This practice...

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...