National handwashing campaign reduces incidence of Staphylococcus aureus infection in Australia's hospitals
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Since its implementation in 2009, the National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) has seen significant, sustained improvements in hand hygiene compliance among Australian healthcare workers, and reduced risks of potentially fatal healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus infection, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blue light could treat superbug infections
(Purdue University) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body, is often called a 'superbug' thanks to its ability to dodge many common antibiotics. Rather than rolling the dice with a multi-drug combination or wasting precious time trying to determine which medicine to prescribe, doctors could soon use a new method for disarming the superbugs: light therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Emergency Department Environmental Contamination With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus After Care of Colonized Patients
This research article investigates the effect of patients with a history of MRSA colonization or infection on subsequent MRSA contamination of the ED environment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in S. aureus Infections in US VA Medical Centers Trends in S. aureus Infections in US VA Medical Centers
By 2007, all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers had implemented a multifaceted methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevention program. How well has it performed?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Active Bathing in Non-ICU Setting Does Not Cut Infections
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- Daily bathing with chlorhexidine plus nasal mupirocin in carriers for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) does not cut rates of hospital-acquired bacterial infections overall in non-critical care units,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hospital-Onset MRSA Decreased From 2002 to 2015
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- Staphylococcus aureus infections are still a concern in the United States, despite a decline seen in hospital-onset methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) infections since 2005, according to two reports published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Staph Infections Drop, but Officials Still Worry
The opioid epidemic might be one reason why Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections have increased in the community, even as they have declined in hospitals, the CDC researchers added. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress on deadly staph infections slows, CDC calls for increased prevention
More than 119,000 people were diagnosed with bloodstream Staphylococcus aureus infections in the United States in 2017, and almost 20,000 died -- a significant slowing in the previously declining rates of infections with the bacteria. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Protocol May Reduce MRSA Infections After Discharge From The Hospital
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. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Risk for MRSA Reduced With Postdischarge Decolonization
THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- For patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), postdischarge MRSA decolonization is associated with a reduced risk for infection, according to a study published in the Feb. 14 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Decolonization protocol can prevent dangerous infections among discharged hospital patients
(Rush University Medical Center) Hospital patients who have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can prevent future MRSA infections by following a standard bathing protocol after discharge, according to research results published in the Feb. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Investing in antibiotics critical to saving lives during pandemic influenza outbreaks
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) In a new study published in the journal Health Economics, researchers at CDDEP, the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, and Wageningen University in the Netherlands developed a mathematical framework to estimate the value of investing in developing and conserving an antibiotic to mitigate the burden of bacterial infections caused by resistant Staphylococcus aureus during a pandemic influenza outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cypress essential oil found to inhibit MRSA
(Natural News) A study has found that essential oil extracted from the leaves of Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) has antibacterial effects against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The study, which was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, looked at the antibacterial activity of the essential oil extracted from Hinoki cypress leaves against MRSA. Hinoki cypress... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most ambulance oxygen tanks carry the superbug MRSA, new study finds
Researchers tested nine oxygen tanks carried by three ambulances based at an EMS station in Alabama. They found MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, on all nine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microbiologists Take Note! UPenn Study Using Next-Generation Sequencing Finds Stethoscopes Harbor Vast Amounts of Bacteria, Including Staphylococcus Aureus, Which Causes Deadly Hospital-Acquired Infections
Researchers also found Staph and other bacteria on stethoscopes after they had been cleaned, leading to scrutiny of cleaning agents and methods Microbiologists, anatomic pathologists, and clinical laboratory leaders should be intrigued by a university study which found stethoscopes worn by caregivers contained vast amounts of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), a major cause of […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 25, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations ACR American Col Source Type: news

Experimental treatment approach shows potential against Staphylococcus aureus
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A new class of engineered proteins may counter infection caused by Staph aureus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) | Medscape Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) | Medscape
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by S aureus bacteria and can be fatal. There are 2 major strains of MRSA: hospital-acquired (HA) MRSA and community-acquired (CA) MRSA. HA-MRSA includes cases in which the patient has had a current or recent hospitalization, receives dialysis, resides in a long-term care facility, or has had recent antibiotic use. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Ambulance Equipment Contaminated With MRSA Ambulance Equipment Contaminated With MRSA
Ambulance oxygen tanks are likely to carry methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a small U.S. study suggests, pointing to the need for regular disinfection of medical equipment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Computer model shows how to better control MRSA outbreaks
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A research team led by scientists at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report on a new method to help health officials control outbreaks of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, a life-threatening antibiotic-resistant infection often seen in hospitals. The researchers are the first to reveal the invisible dynamics governing the spread of these outbreaks and demonstrate a new, more effective method to prevent their spread. Findings are published in the journal eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

December Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available.
As the year comes to a close, you can count on NIH News in Health for health information to help you in the new year. In the December 2018 issue learn about the eating style that’s best for health,  discover ways to reduce a baby’s chance of sleep-related deaths, and read about how a probiotic might stop Staphylococcus aureus, or staph. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Multicenter trial supports use of topical antibiotics in NICU babies
This study was published in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chemical synthesis breakthrough holds promise for future antibiotics
(University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder chemistry researchers have developed a novel way to synthesize and optimize a naturally-occurring antibiotic compound that could one day be used to fight lethal drug-resistant infections such as Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Face masks may protect hog farm workers and their household members from staph bacteria
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Face masks appear to provide important protection against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria for hog farm workers and for household members to whom they might otherwise transmit the bacteria, according to a study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Reprocessed Duodenoscopes Are Still Too Dirty
Preliminary findings from sampling studies of duodenoscopes currently in clinical use indicate higher-than-expected contamination rates after reprocessing, FDA reported in a safety notice this week. The news coincided with Olympus agreeing to pay $85 million to settle a federal investigation that began in 2015 related to its duodenoscope. Back in 2015, FDA ordered all three U.S. duodenoscope manufacturers—Olympus, Fujifilm, and Pentax—to conduct two postmarket surveillance studies to determine whether healthcare facilities were able to properly clean and disinfect...
Source: MDDI - December 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Olympus fined $85 million in duodenoscope case; former exec faces prison
(Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash) Olympus (TYO:7733) and a former senior executive in Japan have pleaded guilty in Newark, N.J., to failing to file required adverse event reports involving infections connected to duodenoscopes, and to continuing to sell the devices in the United States despite those failures, the Justice Department announced.   Tokyo-based Olympus and Hisao Yabe, 62, both entered guilty pleas before U.S. District Court Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark Federal Court: Olympus to three counts, and Yabe to one count, of distributing misbranded medical devices in interstate commerce in violatio...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Legal News Olympus Source Type: news

Improve hand hygiene and patient decolonization to help stem high-risk S. aureus transmission in the operating room
(Elsevier) Adherence to proven protocols for disinfecting surgeons' hands, patients' skin, and operating room surfaces could help to halt the spread of dangerous Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) pathogens in the operating room and beyond, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Diagnostics Are Helping Counter Antimicrobial Resistance, But More Work Is Needed
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threats to patient health are becoming more widely recognized and diagnostics manufacturers are making significant progress in combatting the overuse of antibiotics. There is still a lot of work to be done, however. A recent health scare for Rick Bright, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), HHS, the very agency working to combat emerging infectious diseases (EID) and other threats, highlights the lingering risks.  During the 10th Public Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB...
Source: MDDI - November 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Drug resistant infections associated with higher in-hospital mortality rates in India
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) In one of the largest studies to measure the burden of antibiotic resistance in a low- or middle-income country, researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy report that in-hospital mortality is significantly higher among patients infected with multi-drug resistant (MDR) or extensively drug resistant (XDR) pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Acinetobacter baumannii. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Toxins override key immune system check
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Staphylococcus aureus bacteria can cause numerous diseases, such as skin infections, pneumonia and blood poisoning (sepsis). The strong immune response triggered by the bacteria is an aggravating factor here. One reason for this lies in specific bacterial toxins -- as established by a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and University of T ü bingen. These toxins reduce the amount of cells capable of suppressing the immune response. So multi-resistant strains, which produce very high levels of enterotoxin, become even more dangerous. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectiou...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

External Quality Assessment of Laboratory Performance: European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/2018. This 25-page report provides an analysis of the external quality assessment (EQA) performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) in 2017. A total of 893 laboratories participated in the EQA exercise. Six bacterial strains were used: Acinetobacter baumannii complex, Enterococcus faecium, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Probiotic bacteria block harmful microbe
Researchers identified how Bacillus bacteria, which are used in many probiotic formulations, can prevent the growth of harmful Staphylococcus aureus, or “staph,” bacteria. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research indicates that turmeric may help mitigate the growth of MRSA superbugs
(Natural News) One of the scariest health problems that the world is facing today is the explosion of antibiotic-resistant superbugs like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. These bacteria can cause infections, pneumonia, and other problems. When left unchecked – which is often the case because it’s notoriously difficult to treat – it can lead to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The probiotic that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus are highly resistant to antibiotics and can be deadly. New research shows that a probiotic can destroy them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

Genome hypermobility by lateral transduction
Genetic transduction is a major evolutionary force that underlies bacterial adaptation. Here we report that the temperate bacteriophages of Staphylococcus aureus engage in a distinct form of transduction we term lateral transduction. Staphylococcal prophages do not follow the previously described excision-replication-packaging pathway but instead excise late in their lytic program. Here, DNA packaging initiates in situ from integrated prophages, and large metameric spans including several hundred kilobases of the S. aureus genome are packaged in phage heads at very high frequency. In situ replication before DNA packaging c...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chen, J., Quiles-Puchalt, N., Chiang, Y. N., Bacigalupe, R., Fillol-Salom, A., Chee, M. S. J., Fitzgerald, J. R., Penades, J. R. Tags: Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Has the cure for MRSA been found? A traditional Côte d’Ivoire medicine shows great potential in treating the disease
(Natural News) An African medicinal plant might be a potential means of treating infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Researchers from Côte d’Ivoire studied the therapeutic potential of extracts from cherry mahogany (Tieghemella heckelii), a tree that grows in certain African countries like Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. S. aureus is one of the bacteria commonly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A new study from NIH scientists and their Thai colleagues shows that a 'good' bacterium commonly found in probiotic digestive supplements helps eliminate Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that can cause serious antibiotic-resistant infections. The researchers, led by NIAID, unexpectedly found that Bacillus bacteria prevented S. aureus bacteria from growing in the gut and nose of healthy individuals. Researchers from Mahidol University and Rajamangala University of Technology in Thailand collaborated on the project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds
(NEW YORK) — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection risk to patients with weakened immune systems. So they conducted some tests when Pippi, Poppy, Badger and Winnie visited 45 children getting cancer treatment. They discovered that kids who spent more time with the dogs had a 6 times greater chance of coming away with superbug bacteria than kids who spent less time with the animals. But the study also found that washing the dogs before visits and usin...
Source: TIME: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Research Source Type: news

Cleaning procedure prevents therapy dogs from spreading MRSA to children with cancer
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Therapy dogs help ease stress in young patients with cancer, but can spread methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), putting vulnerable kids at risk for a serious infection. Cleaning the dogs with special antibacterial shampoo and wipes reduces MRSA carriage and helps keep the kids safe, suggests a first-of-its-kind study presented at IDWeek 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MRSA Contamination of Hospital Privacy Curtains Common MRSA Contamination of Hospital Privacy Curtains Common
Two weeks after being hung, 87.5% of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a small study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Interventions for the eradication of meticillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in people with cystic fibrosis
This review concluded that whilst early eradication of respiratory MRSA in cystic fibrosis with oral trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole combined with rifampicin is possible, the evidence is of low quality to justify use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The therapeutic potential of cherry mahogany in treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(Natural News) Côte d’Ivoire researchers tested cherry mahogany (Tieghemella heckelii) for its antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). They reported that extracts from the stem bark of the African medicinal plant were able to inhibit the growth of different strains of the drug-resistant pathogenic microbe. The study was supported by the Institut Pasteur Côte d’Ivoire. Its findings were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA islands effective as 'anti-bacterial drones'
Genomic "islands" that evolved from viruses can be converted into "drones" that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics and pose a threat to safe hospital care, a new study finds. Conducted by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and published online in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the study found that a certain type of bacterial DNA can be engineered to replace disease-causing genes with ones that kill or cripple bacteria. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The Chinese ground orchid discovered to be a powerful antibiotic
(Natural News) Chinese researchers examined the antibiotic potential of phenanthrene, a fraction derived from the tuber of the Chinese ground orchid (Bletilla striata). They reported that phenanthrenes showed significant bactericidal and bacteriostatic effects on several pathogenic strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The research was supported by the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. The outcome was published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pseudokinase MLKL activates PAD4-dependent NET formation in necroptotic neutrophils
Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation can generate short-term, functional anucleate cytoplasts and trigger loss of cell viability. We demonstrated that the necroptotic cell death effector mixed lineage kinase domain–like (MLKL) translocated from the cytoplasm to the plasma membrane and stimulated downstream NADPH oxidase–independent ROS production, loss of cytoplasmic granules, breakdown of the nuclear membrane, chromatin decondensation, histone hypercitrullination, and extrusion of bacteriostatic NETs. This process was coordinated by receptor-interacting protein kinase-1 (RIPK1), which activated the ca...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: DCruz, A. A., Speir, M., Bliss-Moreau, M., Dietrich, S., Wang, S., Chen, A. A., Gavillet, M., Al-Obeidi, A., Lawlor, K. E., Vince, J. E., Kelliher, M. A., Hakem, R., Pasparakis, M., Williams, D. A., Ericsson, M., Croker, B. A. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Scientific study reveals Mexican mint essential oil can treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria
(Natural News) Research has shown that the essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (PAEO), also known as Mexican mint, can potentially be used as an alternative treatment for certain antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, evaluated the effects of PAEO and its active ingredient carvacrol in Staphylococcus aureus in vitro. To make PAEO,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene study pinpoints superbug link between people and animals
(University of Edinburgh) Scientists led by the University of Edinburgh have shed light on how a major cause of human and animal disease can jump between species, by studying its genes. The findings reveal fresh insights into how new disease-causing strains of the bacteria -- called Staphylococcus aureus -- emerge. Experts say the research could help improve the use of antibiotics and design better strategies for limiting the spread of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

You Are Washing Your Hands All Wrong, Study Finds
By Melissa Gray, CNN (CNN) – Hand-washing seems pretty simple, but a recent study shows that 97% of the time, we’re still doing it wrong — which can lead to contamination of food and surfaces and result in foodborne illness. The study from the US Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed to wash their hands and rub with soap for 20 seconds. That’s the amount of time recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which says that washing for shorter periods means fewer germs are removed. “Numerous” study participants also didn’t dry their hands with a clea...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Source Type: news

Risk of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile in patients with a documented penicillin allergy: population based matched cohort study
This research article covers a UK study (n=64,141 penicillin allergy [PA] and 237,258 matched comparators) noted documented penicillin allergy was linked to increased risk of MRSA (HR 1.69; 95% CI 1.51 to 1.90) and C difficile (1.26; 1.12 to 1.40) that was mediated by increased use of alternative (non- β lactam) antibiotics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Penicillin Allergy Linked to MRSA, C. Difficile Risk
THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 -- There is a correlation for documented penicillin allergy with increased risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile, which is mediated by increased use of β-lactam alternative... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Penicillin Allergy Linked to MRSA, C difficile Infections Penicillin Allergy Linked to MRSA, C difficile Infections
Patients with documented penicillin allergy have a greater risk of developing new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile infections, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news