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Half of Bugs That Cause Infections After Surgery are Antibiotic Resistant

We’ve been hearing the warnings for a while now: bacteria are cleverly evading the best antibiotics that we can throw at them, and that means trouble. 656 more words

Micellar War Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Ask any public health advocate and they will fervently support the pressing need for more antibiotics, and especially, a diverse range of these. A British report, … 420 more words

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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