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Lab Testing Reveals EnviroTextile’s Hemp Fabric Stops the Spread of Staph Bacteria

Rampant staph infections continue to cost lives unnecessarily. One powerful weapon to fight this scourge is being successfully deployed by China’s military: industrial hemp. Staph is spread by direct contact and by touching items that are contaminated such as towels, sheets, privacy curtains, and clothing. 540 more words


Superbug threat prompts West to revisit Soviet-era virus therapy


Two plates coated with drug-resistant bacteria with a mutation called NDM 1 and then exposed to various antibiotics are seen at the Health Protection Agency in north London, Britain in this March 9, 2011 file photo.

Heavy use of antibiotics in nursing homes risk for residents: study

TORONTO – A new study suggests antibiotics are likely being overused in some nursing homes in Ontario – and that misuse is putting all residents of these facilities at risk. 667 more words


What do we do when antibiotics don't work any more?

Original post from TED

‘……………By Maryn McKenna

Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet as Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering talk, we’ve squandered the advantages afforded us by that and later antibiotics. 56 more words


How to stop recurring dog ear infections

You see Fido scratching his ears yet again. You just treated his ear infection last month with those fancy antibiotics you got from the vet. 348 more words


Antibiotics in meat: A public health controversy that isn't going away

A recent study by the Food and Drug Administration has renewed the controversy over antibiotic use in food producing animals. According to the FDA report released in April… 950 more words


Old antibiotic altered to fight six types of drug-resistant bacteria .

With antbiotic use becoming more widespread and frequent than ever before, many forms of bacteria are developing a resistance to these drugs, and it’s become one of the… 415 more words