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
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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.
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
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