Diclofenac mitigates virulence of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Archives of microbiology 202(10): 2751-2760.
In conclusion, diclofenac can be used in combination with antibiotics as anti-virulence agent against MDR-MRSA which will enhance the ability of immune system to eradicate infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characterizing Common Wound Microbes in Epidermolysis Bullosa Characterizing Common Wound Microbes in Epidermolysis Bullosa
Wound cultures from patients with epidermolysis bullosa were most frequently positive for Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Streptococcus pyogenes; antibiotic resistance was common.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

High Glucose May Make MRSA More Virulent in Diabetes Patients High Glucose May Make MRSA More Virulent in Diabetes Patients
High glucose levels in the tissue and blood of people with diabetes may help make drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections more aggressive, new mouse research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Understanding lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis
(University of Warwick) For young people with cystic fibrosis, lung infection with Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, is common and is treated with antibiotics in the hope that this will prevent a decline in lung function. However there has recently been debate over the role S. aureus plays in CF lung disease. Researchers from the University of Warwick have used a new model of CF lungs which could be used to make better decisions about future use of antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The effectiveness of education of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection prevention and control (IPC) with directive discourse to improve handwashing compliance
The incidence rate of microbial exposure remains high among nurses. Paramedics play a vital role in transmitting the nosocomial infection in the hospital. This research aims to analyze the education effectivity of MRSA IPC with directive discourse to improve handwashing compliance among nurses. This is quasi-experimental research using a pretest –posttest non-control design and has obtained an ethical approval certificate issued by the hospital ethical committee. A research subject is a group of 25 nurses. The data test uses the Wilcoxon test to determine the measuring result of handwashing compliance before and afte...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover secret to superbug's virulence in diabetic infections
(University of Pittsburgh) The bodies of people with uncontrolled diabetes appear to be the perfect environment for a common type of superbug to thrive unchecked and do its worst damage, according to new research reported today in Science Advances. Staphylococcus aureus -- a bacteria that is often resistant to antibiotics -- thrives in glucose-rich diabetic conditions, which trigger it to activate some of its most virulent features. A lack of insulin prevents the immune system from responding to the infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dr MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 
DR MARTIN SCURR: A boil - proper name, furuncle - is an infection of the skin which begins in a hair follicle. It is usually due to a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial toxin with healing effect
(Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena) A bacterial toxin promoting tissue healing has been discovered by an international research team led by scientists from University of Jena (Germany). The compoundα-Hemolysine found in Staphylococcus aureus does not just damage cells, but also stimulates tissue regeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mortality related to drug-resistant organisms in surgical sepsis-3: an 8-year time trend study using sequential organ failure assessment scores
The difference in sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) scores from the baseline to sepsis is a known predictor of sepsis-3 outcome, but the prognostic value of drug-resistant organisms for mortality is unexplained. We employed sepsis stewardship and herein report an observational study. Study subjects were patients admitted to the Departments of Surgery/Chest Surgery from 2011 through 2018 with a diagnosis of sepsis and a SOFA score of 2 or more. Our sepsis stewardship methods included antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship and infection control. We determined the primary endpoint as in-hospital death and the secon...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile Infection and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Bloodstream Infection Across the United Kingdom Following Implementation of a National Infection Control Campaign
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections declined across the UK National Health Service in the decade that followed implementation of an infection control campaign. The national impact on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections has not been documented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Customizable synthetic antibiotic outmaneuvers resistant bacteria
(University of California - San Francisco) Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most urgent public health threats. In the United States alone, tens of thousands of deaths result each year from drug-resistant strains of common bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecium, which can cause virtually untreatable hospital-acquired infections. Perilously few new classes of antibiotics are being developed to fight infections that have become resistant to traditional treatments, and bringing any new drugs to market could take decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gary Nabors, Ph.D. Joins Integrated BioTherapeutics Inc. as Executive...
IBT is pioneering development of the first multivalent toxoid-based vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus as well as immunotherapies for several viral diseases.(PRWeb September 14, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/gary_nabors_ph_d_joins_integrated_biotherapeutics_inc_as_executive_vice_president_and_chief_development_officer/prweb17389568.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to spot patients most likely to die from blood infections
(University of California - San Diego) Unprecedented analysis of proteins and metabolites in patient serum provides new biomarkers associated with a patient's risk of dying from Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine that harnesses antifungal immunity protects mice from staph infection
(PLOS) Immunization of mice with a new vaccine consisting of fungal particles loaded with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) proteins protects mice against S. aureus infection, according to a study published August 20 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by David Underhill of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and colleague. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cold-sensitive staphylococci reveal a weakness
(Universit é de Gen è ve) A team from the University of Geneva has identified a new mechanism involved in the membrane synthesis of Staphylococcus aureus. When disrupted, this mechanism makes the pathogen sensitive to cold. The discovery of this physiological process could contribute to the fight against this pathogen that is difficult to treat due to its resistance to antibiotics (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Siblings can also differ from one another in bacteria
(German Center for Infection Research) A research team from the University of T ü bingen and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) is investigating how pathogens influence the immune response of their host with genetic variation. This enables Staphylococcus aureus bacteria to develop antibiotic resistance and improve their chances of survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Beautyberry leaf extract restores drug's power to fight 'superbug'
(Emory Health Sciences) Laboratory experiments showed that the plant compound works in combination with oxacillin to knock down the resistance to the drug of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

S. aureus Agr Virulence Tied to Atopic Dermatitis in Infants
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Skin colonization by Staphylococcus aureus is associated with the risk for developing atopic dermatitis (AD), and infants who do not develop AD primarily exhibit acquisition of dysfunctional mutations in the S. aureus... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epidemiology of burn-related infections in the largest burn unit in Saudi Arabia - Mater ME, Yamani AE, Aljuffri AA, Binladen SA.
OBJECTIVES: To first describe the epidemiological data of burns, including burn types and burn-related infections, in adult and pediatric patients. Second, to determine the effect of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on length of hospital ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Tattooing?
Discussion “Tattooing of skin via deposition of pigment particles and ink ingredients in the dermis changes normal skin into abnormal skin. Fortunately, this often causes no harm and no disease, although with important exceptions.” Tattoos can be inadvertent from road dirt, gunpowder, pencil graphite etc., but most are desired. Tattoos are common in many cultures and over time..They have been increasing in popularity in the United States over the past few years particularly with a younger, wider and more diverse population. Newsweek reported an 18-country study in 2018 which showed 46% of Americans have a tat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prevalence ofAntibiotic-Resistant Pathogens in Culture-Proven Sepsis and Outcomes Associated With Inadequate and Broad-Spectrum Empiric Antibiotic Use
Conclusions and Relevance: In this study, most patients with community-onset sepsis did not have resistant pathogens, yet broad-spectrum antibiotics were frequently administered. Both inadequate and unnecessarily broad empiric antibiotics were associated with higher mortality. These findings underscore the need for better tests to rapidly identify patients with resistant pathogens and for more judicious use of broad-spectrum antibiotics for empiric sepsis treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial and fungal etiology of sepsis in children in the United States: Reconsidering empiric therapy
Conclusion(s): In this nationally representative administrative database, the most common identified pathogen was S. aureus in previously healthy and chronically ill children. In addition, a high proportion of children with sepsis and select chronic diseases had infections with methicillin-resistant S. aureus, fungal infections, Pseudomonas infections, and C. difficile. Clinicians caring for pediatric patients should consider coverage of these organisms when administering empiric antimicrobials for sepsis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bundled Intervention Significantly Reduces Surgical Site Infections Bundled Intervention Significantly Reduces Surgical Site Infections
A bundled intervention aimed at improving basic preventive measures significantly reduces surgical-site infections and Staphylococcus aureus transmission in the perioperative period, a randomized clinical trial shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Marshall University scientists receive NIH grant for new anti-MRSA antibiotic study
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) Three Marshall University scientists received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the use of disulfiram in the treatment of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cannabis compound acts as an antibiotic  
(American Chemical Society) Public health agencies worldwide have identified antibiotic resistance of disease-causing bacteria as one of humanity's most critical challenges. However, scientists haven't discovered a new class of antibiotics in more than 30 years. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Infectious Diseases have uncovered the hidden antibiotic potential of a non-psychoactive cannabis compound called cannabigerol (CBG), which helped control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

S. aureus Colonization Increased in Skin Lesions in Lupus Patients
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have increased colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Investigative... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trial shows using two drugs not better than one when treating MRSA blood infections
(University of Melbourne) Researchers attempting to improve the treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood infections have discovered the combination of two antibiotics was no better than one, and led to more adverse effects. In what is the biggest trial of MRSA bloodstream infections to date, (352 participants from Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and Israel), the CAMERA2 clinical trial, researchers were surprised to see the drug combination wasn't as effective as anticipated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

F.D.A. Warns Purell to Stop Claiming It Can Prevent Ebola or Flu
The Food and Drug Administration told the maker of Purell hand sanitizers to discontinue marketing campaigns that the agency complained also included claims for avoiding illness from other viruses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Purell Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Influenza Norovirus Ebola Virus Gojo Industries Inc Food and Drug Administration Hygiene and Cleanliness your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Nasal and Skin Decolonization Safely Replaces Contact Precautions for MRSA-Colonized Patients Nasal and Skin Decolonization Safely Replaces Contact Precautions for MRSA-Colonized Patients
Nasal and skin decolonization safely and less expensively replaced contact precautions for patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at one U.S. hospital network, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Delay in Antibiotic Administration Is Associated With Mortality Among Septic Shock Patients With Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia.
The relationship between the timing of antibiotics and mortality among septic shock patients has not been examined among patients specifically with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. The results of this study further support the importance of prompt appropriate antibiotic administration for patients with septic shock. Physicians should consider acting quickly to administer antibiotics with S. aureus coverage to any patient suspected of having septic shock. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis compound could be weapon in fight against superbugs
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... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Drug resistance Antibiotics Medical research Cannabis Science UK news Source Type: news

Wockhardt gets DGCI approval for 2 new antibiotics
"DCGI (Drug Controller General of India) has approved Wockhardt's two new antibiotics, EMROK (IV) and EMROK 0 (Oral), for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections including diabetic foot infections and concurrent bacteraemia...," the drug firm said. The new drug will target superbug like Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decolonizing Parents Cuts NICU Staph Transmission Risk Decolonizing Parents Cuts NICU Staph Transmission Risk
Decolonizing the parents of infants in neonatal intensive care units may reduce the risk of the parents transmitting Staphylococcus aureus to the infants.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Effect of Treating Parents Colonized With Staphylococcus aureus on Transmission to Neonates in the Intensive Care Unit: A Randomized Clinical Trial
RCT (236 neonates) found that fewer neonates whose parents were treated with intranasal mupirocin acquired concordant S aureus colonisation vs those with parents given placebo (14.6% vs 28.7%, -14.1%, HR 0.43, 95% CI 0.16-0.79). Skin reaction rates were similar (4.8% vs 6.2%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of tolerance on the evolution of antibiotic resistance under drug combinations
Drug combinations are widely used in clinical practice to prevent the evolution of resistance. However, little is known about the effect of tolerance, a different mode of survival, on the efficacy of drug combinations for preventing the evolution of resistance. In this work, we monitored Staphylococcus aureus strains evolving in patients under treatment. We detected the rapid emergence of tolerance mutations, followed by the emergence of resistance, despite the combination treatment. Evolution experiments on the clinical strains in vitro revealed a new way by which tolerance promotes the evolution of resistance under combi...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liu, J., Gefen, O., Ronin, I., Bar-Meir, M., Balaban, N. Q. Tags: Evolution, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU
MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 -- Treating colonized parents may reduce the risk for Staphylococcus aureus transmission to neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online Dec. 30 in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epidemiology and complications of late-onset sepsis: an Italian area-based study.
This study provides the first Italian data regarding late-onset sepsis (LOS) in all gestational age groups. Compared to full-term neonates, very high rates of LOS and mortality occurred in neonates with a lower birth weight and gestational age. Group B streptococcus was the leading cause of meningitis. Excluding CoNS, the predominant pathogens were Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. Neonates with hospital-acquired LOS had a worse outcome. Antibiotic associations, recommended for empirical treatment of hospital- or community-acquired LOS, were adequate. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial suggests babies in intensive care can be better protected from parental bacteria
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Now, a Johns Hopkins Medicine research team reports it has developed and tested a relatively simple strategy for reducing the chance of parents exposing their babies in the NICU to one of the most commonly diagnosed and potentially deadly microbial scourges in a hospital: Staphylococcus aureus. The researchers detailed the positive findings from their preliminary clinical trial in the Dec. 30, 2019, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The new polymer can kill drug-resistant bacteria
Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have designed an antimicrobial polymer that can kill bacteria resistant to commonly used antibiotics, including the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Featured Review: Interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in the management of eczema
In this interview with review author Anjna Rani we learn more about the recently published review,Interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in the management of eczema.Tell us about this Cochrane Review  This review looks at the evidence of treatments, such as antibiotics, antibacterial soaps/baths, to reduce a type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) that is predominant on skin with eczema.   The review assessed a wide variety of treatments to help treat/reduce infected eczema – 41 studies involving 1753 participants were included in total.Why is it important for patients with eczema?E...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

MRSA Spreads Easily in Households MRSA Spreads Easily in Households
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can spread easily from people to household pets, according to a new study that underscores the importance of frequent handwashing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Longitudinal, strain-specific Staphylococcus aureus introduction and transmission events in households of children with community-associated meticillin-resistant S aureus skin and soft tissue infection: a prospective cohort study
Review of 150 children with community-associated MRSA (caMRSA) skin and soft tissue infections found that sharing bedrooms, sharing bath towels and living in homes with a higher environmental contamination burden increased the likelihood of spread of caMRSA. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Household Environment Plays Role in MRSA Acquisition
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 -- The household environment plays a key role in the acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infection, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in The Lancet Infectious... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug-resistant staph spreads easily in households
(Reuters Health) - The superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can spread easily from people to household pets, according to a new study that underscores the importance of frequent handwashing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Crossing borders and growing resistance: a superbug from south Asia
(University of Melbourne) Using whole genome sequencing, researchers have been able to trace the origins and global spread of a multi-drug resistant, community Staphylococcus aureus lineage from the Indian subcontinent, known as the Bengal Bay clone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Artemisia ifranensis essential oil confirmed to have strong antibacterial properties
(Natural News) Artemisia ifranensis, which is native to Morocco, is a species in the genus Artemisia belonging to the Asteraceae family. In a study published in the Journal of Essential Oil Research, researchers from Morocco found that the essential oil extracted from this plant has a strong antibacterial effect against Staphylococcus aureus. For the study, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant staph can spread easily in household environments
(Washington University in St. Louis) Once rare, the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infects hundreds of thousands of people in the US each year and kills about 20,000. New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis sheds light on how MRSA is introduced into households and, once there, how it can spread among family members, including the furry ones. Understanding MRSA's transmission dynamics is critical to devising effective preventive tactics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Tiny Bug Ended My NFL Career —and Almost My Life
During my nine years in the NFL, I ruptured tendons in my fingers, suffered multiple concussions, and broke several bones. I tore my ACL, MCL, and PCL, and completely blew out my left knee. That last injury should have ended my career. But it didn’t. I put myself back together and played through the pain. What finally took me down? A tiny bug I had never heard of and couldn’t see. A drug-resistant staph infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cost me my NFL career—and almost my life. MRSA is one of many deadly, antibiotic-resistant infections. Together, these “superbugs” k...
Source: TIME: Health - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brandon Noble Tags: Uncategorized health Source Type: news

Statins Tied to Risk of Skin Infections
People taking statins to lower cholesterol were at increased risk of developing staph skin infections. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Cholesterol Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Diabetes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Zocor (Drug) Skin Infections Staphylococcus Aureus Source Type: news

Test can tell whether bacteria is resistant to antibiotics in less than 45 minutes
The new method, developed by experts at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, was tested on staphylococcus aureus and MRSA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news