Where antibiotics are more common than water, superbugs thrive

Where there is no water, antibiotics have long been used as a quick fix for infections spread by unhygienic conditions. But doctors in West Africa now warn of superbugs they cannot beat.
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(MedPage Today) -- At-home protocol involved chlorhexidine mouthwash, chlorhexidine baths or showers, and nasal mupirocin
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(Natural News) Antibiotic resistance is a very real and present threat and it threatens everyone. This natural phenomenon often causes the rise in deadly superbugs since antibiotics only kill off the susceptible strains of bacteria, allowing the more resistant strains to mutate and grow even stronger. Some strains may even become immune to the antibiotics...
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Shi Wu, Jiahui Huang, Feng Zhang, Qingping Wu, Jumei Zhang, Rui Pang, Haiyan Zeng, Xiaojuan Yang, Moutong Chen, Juan Wang, Jingsha Dai, Liang Xue, Tao Lei, Xianhu Wei
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(Technical University of Denmark) Scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability have discovered that a combination of two common antibiotics is able to eliminate multi-drug resistant E. coli causing urinary tract infections. This combination treatment could become an effective measure against clinically relevant antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections.
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(Natural News) A group of researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has developed a new antibiotic-resistant detection test. According to Science Daily, their process will allow medical professionals to determine how bacteria will react to a particular antibiotic in no more than half an hour. What once took two to three days could...
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Introduction: Sacro-iliac joint septic arthritis is an infrequent disease entity representing 1 –2% of septic arthritis. Here, we report a case of a 29-year-old female with sacro-iliitis secondary to MRSA bacteraemia that followed an uneventful C-Section.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Movies Case Reports 2 – PPH, Puerperium and Neurology Source Type: research
The increased rate of resistance among two highly concerned pathogens i.e. methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) necessitates the discovery of novel anti-M...
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The objectives of this study were to derive and validate a clinical decision rule that predicts the probability of MRSA bacteremia in CO-MRSA SSTIs and to identify a low-risk population for whom blood cultures may be safely omitted.MethodsThis was a retrospective, case-control study with an internal temporal validation cohort conducted at two large urban academic medical centers. Hospitalized adults with CO-MRSA SSTI between 2010 and 2018 were included. Independent predictors of MRSA bacteremia were identified through multivariable logistic regression. A decision rule was derived using weighted coefficient-based scoring. T...
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New research finds that patients diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the hospital may prevent future MRSA infections by adhering to a standard bathing protocol at home after discharge.
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(Natural News) New Zealand manuka honey has long been marketed as an effective means of lowering cholesterol, treating skin wounds, and even preventing cancer. However, new research has discovered that Australian-made manuka honey is just as potent against superbugs as the New Zealand variety. A team of researchers at the University of Technology Sydney studied...
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