(NaturalNews) Drug-resistant superbug infections have reached near-epidemic levels across U.S. hospitals, with an alarming 500% increase now documented in a study just published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America). 8 more words
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The mechanism which prevents lethal bacteria, streptococcus pneumoniae, from causing invasive disease is revealed. An important development in understanding how the bacterium that causes pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia remains harmlessly in the nose and throat has been discovered at the University of Liverpool. 391 more words
Bacteriophage therapy was discovered 11 years before antibiotics, in 1917.
After World War II, everyone (except a few entrenched Soviets) abandoned bacteriophage & focused exclusively on antibiotics until most hospitals on the planet were colonized with antibiotic-resistant superbugs. 553 more words
I just got back from a wonderful vacation in Colorado, and discovered that a lot of interesting health science happened (or was published, at least) while I was away! 513 more words
So many people use alcohol-based hand sanitizers on a daily basis. Look around any home with young children, a grocery store, doctor’s office, hospital or school and you will see bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. 777 more words