Dangers of'Superbug' Germs Greater Than Believed

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- The risk of new superbugs that pose a threat to human health and food crops is much higher than previously thought, new genetic research shows. There's been an uptick in the number of laboratory studies showing how just one...
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(University of Michigan) Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research from the University of Michigan.
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Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: LWTAuthor(s): Haiying Cui, Chenghui Zhang, Changzhu Li, Lin LinAbstractIn recent years, studies have found that in addition to nosocomial infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can even cause community-associated infections, and MRSA spreads through food and animal that produce products in the community. In addition, MRSA can colonize the surface of food and food container and form biofilms by secreting extracellular polymers, leading to cross-infection. Cardamom essential oil has been found to be highly active against MRSA. Therefore, this s...
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Drug companies are not making progress against the spread of antibiotic resistance at a scale and speed great enough to tackle the global health threat posed by superbugs, a key benchmark analysis found on Tuesday.
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Only three new treatments available in 10 or more poorer countries, report findsMany antibiotics are unavailable in poorer countries despite higher infection rates, exacerbating the threat of drug-resistant superbugs, according to a report to bepresented to world leaders and the bosses of top pharmaceutical companies in Davos.The report, released by the Access to Medicine Foundation, an Amsterdam-based non-profit group, also shows that the number of new treatments being developed for common infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis and gonorrhoea has fallen.Continue reading...
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[Daily Maverick] Overcrowding, understaffing and poor hygiene are said to be the main reasons for the deaths of the 10 newborns at Tembisa Hospital.
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The FDA has authorized a new diagnostic test based on bacteriophage technology to detect methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization more quickly than traditional culture-based techniques allow.
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Spinal Cord, Published online: 21 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41393-020-0416-8Use of oral third generation cephalosporins and quinolones and occurrence of antibiotic-resistant strains in the neurogenic bladder (NB) outpatient setting: a retrospective chart audit
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[News24Wire] The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed that 10 babies died at Tembisa Hospital's neonatal unit between November and December last year, due to a Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) outbreak.
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(University of Gothenburg) A hitherto unknown antibiotic-resistant bacteria species, in the same family as E. coli and Salmonella spp., has been found and classified in Sweden. The proposed taxonomic name of the species -- the first of the new genus -- is Scandinavium goeteborgense, after the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, where the bacterium was isolated and the research was done.
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Mice cured of MRSA, raising hopes of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteriaA compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon in the fight against superbugs.Scientists screened five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most common hospital superbugs.Continue reading...
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