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The most dangerous antibiotic-resistant strains of E. coli are transmitted not through food but through contact with human feces.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: E Coli (Bacteria) Hygiene and Cleanliness Food Contamination and Poisoning Antibiotics Source Type: news

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ConclusionsWe found that EFVF is safe with regard to acute toxicity in rats as well as genotoxicity such as mutagenesis or clastogenesis under the present experimental conditions. These results might support the safety of EFVF as a potential therapeutic material for the traditional use or pharmaceutical development.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: in Mexico, there is a very low prevalence of PI-IBS in patients from a tertiary-referral center. However, it varies according to the surrogate-criteria used. The later needs to be taken into account when performing PI-IBS studies. PMID: 31718206 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
Conclusion: New carbapenem/βLI combinations may be viable alternatives to antimicrobial combination therapy as they displayed high efficacy in vitro and in vivo. Meropenem/Avibactam and Meropenem/Relebactam should be tested on larger sample sizes with different carbapenemases before progressing further in its preclinical development. Introduction Carbapenem resistant Gram-negative bacteria have been gradually increasing in prevalence in recent years. In the United States, the latest CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report indicates that Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CREs) are responsible for 9,000 a...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusion The results of our study demonstrate that robenidine is not suitable as a sole antimicrobial agent for the treatment of Gram-negative pathogen infections due to the lack of activity against the majority of Gram-negative isolates except for A. baumannii and A. calcoaceticus. However, we demonstrated in vitro efficacy against all selected Gram-negative organisms when robenidine was tested in combination with EDTA or PMBN, including against multidrug-resistant strains. Therefore, robenidine may be an appropriate candidate as a component of a combination preparation for the treatment of otitis externa in dogs. This...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to contribute to the need of finding new and more effective bioactive molecules against several of the earlier mentioned threats faced by human kind nowadays. For this, eighteen species from the Actinomycetales previously isolated from Erylus spp. sponges collected in Portuguese marine waters (Açores, Madeira, and continental shelf) were screened for antimicrobial, anti-cancer, anti-parasitic and anti-obesogenic activities. Materials and Methods Biological Material The bacteria under study belong to the order Actinomycetales within the phylum Actinobacteria and were isolated from marine sponges o...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
SUPERBUGS - such as E.coli which is responsible for food poisoning - are becoming more resistant to antibiotics because of a common household disinfectant - experts have warned.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The World Health Organization is issuing a warning about a group of deadly bacteria: Recently, the WHO released its first-ever list of “priority pathogens,” a list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that the organization says pose the greatest threat to human health. The list is divided into three categories: critical-, high- and medium-priority. Three pathogens made it into the critical-priority group. These bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics and pose a high risk to people in hospitals and nursing homes, the WHO says. Multidrug-resistant bacteria, sometimes called “superbugs,” are a ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
Credit: WHO/Jim HolmesBy IPS World DeskROME/GENEVA, Feb 28 2017 (IPS)The United Nations health organisation has just published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines.The list highlights in particular the threat of gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiot...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
The post Surgical menopause – Marion’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Looking back, I was plagued with hormonal issues since puberty; painful periods and serious mood swings that made me feel I was living in a bubble most of the time. I ended up having a surgical menopause following my recent hysterectomy. At 21, I had severe IBS, was in constant pain and bloated and had virtually stopped eating. After my health deteriorated so badly my father got me seen privately and many investigations into the bowel area, finally a gynaecologist in the hospital examined me and within hours I was one less ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Women's Health fibroids premature menopause Source Type: news
A Scientific American investigation explores the growing threat from multidrug-resistant shigella in the U.S. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Source: Scientific American - Official RSS Feed - Category: Science Tags: More Science Biology Society & Policy Health Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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