Latest MRSA Stories

2008-07-29 09:01:14

The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), or the so-called "superbug," is on the rise in hospitals and routinely encountered in the emergency room.

2008-06-17 12:00:58

PRINCETON, N.J., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences (BULLETIN BOARD: DSCI) , a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that its key product, MEDIHONEY(TM) Wound & Burn Dressing with Active Leptospermum Honey, has been found in a large randomized controlled clinical trial to significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in chronic wounds.

2008-03-12 02:00:00

A new Swiss study has found that screening patients upon hospital admission does not reduce hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.

2008-01-29 06:00:00

This is the time of year when health clubs are packed with well-intentioned people sweating and grunting their way back into shape.

2007-09-19 09:02:17

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid today announced it has received two Veterans Affairs Federal Supply Service Schedule (VA/FSS) contracts for Cepheid's GeneXpert(R) System and the Xpert(TM) MRSA test for the rapid detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

2006-12-06 03:00:13

By Suchar, Adam M; Zureikat, Amer H; Glynn, Loretto; Statter, Mindy B; Et al ADAM M. SUCHAR, B.S., AMER H. ZUREIKAT, M.D., LORETTO GLYNN, M.D., MINDY B. STATTER, M.D., JONGIN LEE, M.D., DONALD C. LIU, M.D., PH.D.

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.

2006-06-28 09:40:00

People who get tattoos from unlicensed sources are at risk of developing a drug-resistant bacterial skin infection, federal health officials warn.

2006-06-21 07:20:00

Up to 53 million people worldwide could be carrying the deadly superbug MRSA, scientists said on Wednesday.

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.

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