Plant toxin hailed as ‘new weapon’ in antibiotic war against bacteria
Scientists say albicidin has allowed them to take a giant step forward to creating a powerful new range of antibacterial drugsScientists have discovered a plant toxin whose unique method of dispatching bacteria could be used to create a powerful new range of antibiotics. The prospect of developing new antibacterial drugs this way has been hailed by doctors, who have been warning for many years that the steady rise of multidrug-resistant pathogens such asE coli now present a dangerous threat to healthcare across the planet.The new antibiotic – albicidin – attacks bacteria in a completely different way to existing drugs,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Antibiotics Medical research Science Society E coli UK news Microbiology Source Type: news

pks+ Escherichia Coli and Development of Colorectal Cancer pks+ Escherichia Coli and Development of Colorectal Cancer
This large meta-analysis aimed to determine whether individuals carrying pks+ E. coli have a greater risk of developing colorectal cancer.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Norovirus cases found in Kerala. Here's all about this highly-contagious disease, its symptoms, how to prevent
Norovirus, previously known as Norwalk virus, was first identified during an outbreak of gastroenteritis in Norwalk in 1929. Gastroenteritis illness due to this virus was initially described as “winter vomiting disease” due to its seasonal emergence in winters. It is a highly contagious virus that is also known as the "stomach flu". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli: public health management
Guidance for public health professionals for the management of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection (including O157 and non-O157). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The phosphate-induced small RNA EsrL promotes E. coli virulence, biofilm formation, and intestinal colonization | Science Signaling
A small RNA enhances E. coli pathogenicity in phosphate-rich conditions such as the gut. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 10, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

The free market is failing us on antibiotics
Researchers at Harvard Medical School in 2016 recorded a now-famous demonstration with E. coli bacteria — a species often behind recalls of contaminated food. “What we ended up building was basically a petri dish, except that it’s two feet by four feet,” explains Harvard Medical School’s Michael…#paratek #vancefowler #harvardmedicalschool #amrindustryalliance #greece #evanloh #fda #jocelynulrich #lebanon #phrma (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. B. Dental Solutions Simplifies the Care of Dentures and Oral Appliances with the Launch of Two New Products
Dallas, Texas, Oct 19, 2022 (Newsfile Corp via COMTEX) -- Dallas, Texas--(Newsfile Corp. - October 19, 2022) - Dr. B Dental Solutions has announced the launch of two new products for people with dentures, implant retained or supported dentures, and removable dental appliances. The two products - the Liquid Crystal disinfectant soak cleanser and UltraSonic cleaner, have been specifically designed to optimize health and simplify the care of dentures and dental appliances. The Liquid Crystal Soak Cleanser from Dr. B ' s Dental Solutions is the only cleanser that fully disinfects disease-causing bacteria and fungi. It kills 99...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 13, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Why flu vaccination is more important this year than ever
National Influenza Vaccination Week will be observed Dec. 5 –9, which makes this a good time to learn more about the flu and why you need to get a flu shot. Public health officials are warning that it could be a different flu season than what the U.S. experienced the past two years, so protecting yourself and your family is more important than ever. What is the flu? What many people call the flu is actually viral gastroenteritis, or… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 8, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Almost 260 Britons have been sickened by E. coli outbreak linked to SALADS 
The cases occurred across the country through August to October, however the full details have only just been made public by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unlicensed weed tainted with E. coli, lead and salmonella, study finds
About 40% of cannabis products sold at unlicensed storefronts in New York City contained bacteria, heavy metals and pesticides, finds a recently released report. Marijuana, edibles and vaporizers purchased from 20 illicit shops in August were tested and found to contain varying levels of eight…#thc #theofficeofcannabismanagement #newyorkcity #marijuana #theempirestate #thenewyorkmedicalcannabisindustrya (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small victories: South Africa is struggling to improve kids ’ health decades after apartheid’s demise
KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA— By her country’s standards at the time, there was nothing too unusual about how Nosipho Mshengu arrived in the world. She was born on the side of the road on 20 September 1993, as her mother tried to get from Mafakatini, a rural village in South Africa where there was then no health facility, to a Roman Catholic clinic an hour away. The bus she awaited was nowhere in sight when time ran out, and Mshengu made her entry then and there. This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. A little more than 14 years later, Mshengu was pregnant herself. Her labor story...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 22, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

World's deadliest bugs REVEALED: Bacterial infections kill nearly 8MILLION people a year
In the year before Covid stuck, 7.7million fatalities worldwide were caused by bugs such as S. aureus, E. coli, S. pneumoniae. They can cause skin, blood and lung infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Montreal Public Health looks to fight back against rise in shigella infections
Montreal Public Health says shigella is transmitting locally through sexual contact and the bacteria is evolving to be more drug resistant. Now the health authority is updating its protocols for combating the potentially dangerous bacterial infection. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

More than 110 people hospitalized as shigella outbreak in Edmonton grows
According to Alberta Health Services, as of Wednesday, there were 172 confirmed cases in Edmonton, of which 115 people had to be hospitalized — but physicians expect the actual number is much bigger. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

South Africa: Ethekwini Contaminated Water - We Are Swimming in Faeces While Dodging E. Coli.
[Greenpeace] Rivers polluted by sewers are nothing new to Durbanites. This problem has existed for years. In 2020, a local group of Greenpeace Africa in Durban submitted a petition to the water and sanitation authorities that gathered more than 10,000 signatures. Our riverside residential community was fed up with the unpleasant stench of raw sewage in the air. It was no longer safe to walk along the river or enjoy the surroundings and wildlife of the river. Informal communities that settled along riverbanks to earn a (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news