Risk for Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonellosis From Beef Risk for Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonellosis From Beef
A new report finds that restricting antibiotic use in cattle did not lower the risk for antibiotic-resistant salmonellosis associated with beef consumption.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

New drug could stop deadly superbug, save tens of thousands of lives
(Purdue University) A pair of Purdue University researchers from the College of Pharmacy and the College of Veterinary Medicine developed small molecules to combat deadly, drug-resistant enterococcus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Trump says he 'perhaps' misled Americans as global deaths pass 900,000
Trump said he ‘played down’ threat because he ‘didn’t want to create panic’;France sees second highest one-day case total; Netherlands and Portugal see highest cases since April. Follow the latest updatesTrump knew Covid was deadly but wanted to ‘play it down’, Woodward book saysGlobal deaths pass 900,000Oxford vaccine trial pause - should we be worried?Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trial participant undeterred by pauseSee all our coronavirus coverage4.45amBSTSheldon Chanel reports from Suva , with the Guardian ’s Pacific Editor,Ben Doherty:The emergence ofantimicrobial resistance ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news US news UK news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

'Superbugs' a far greater risk than Covid in Pacific, scientist warns
Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest human health threat, bar none’, says Australian research director ahead of three-year study in FijiThe emergence ofantimicrobial resistance (AMR), including drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs”, pose far greater risks to human health than Covid-19, threatening to put modern medicine “back into the dark ages”,an Australian scientist has warned, ahead of a three-year study into drug-resistant bacteria in Fiji.“If you thought Covid was bad, you don’t want anti-microbial resistance,” Dr Paul De Barro, biosecurity research director at Aus...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sheldon Chanel in Suva and Ben Doherty Pacific editor Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology Fiji Pacific islands Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Wearable, portable invention offers options for treating antibiotic-resistant infections
(Purdue University) About 6 million people in the United States are affected by chronic wounds. Now, a team of innovators from Purdue University has developed a wearable solution that allows a patient to receive treatment without leaving home. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dartmouth-led team engineers new treatment for drug-resistant bacterial infections
(Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth) A new antibacterial agent that has been engineered by researchers at Dartmouth to essentially hide from the human immune system may treat life-threatening MRSA infections. A new paper, published today in Science Advances, provides details on the agent, which is the first lysin-based treatment with the potential to be used multiple times on a single patient, making it ideal to treat particularly persistent drug-resistant and drug-sensitive infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Md. company hunting superbugs lands $9.8M from the DOD for Covid-19 vaccine work
The contract comes after the biotech set out to work with a partner on clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine back in March. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Discovery promising for millions at risk from antibiotic resistance
(University of Queensland) There is new hope for approximately 700,000 people who die each year from antibiotic resistant infections, with University of Queensland researchers discovering how bacteria share antibiotic-resistance genes.UQ's Professor Mark Schembri said antibiotic resistant bacteria, in particular emerging 'superbugs', could lead to around 10 million deaths globally by 2050. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Could Drug-Resistant Bacteria Cause The Next Pandemic?
Covid-19 showed humanity's unreadiness to battle infectious diseases. As the echos of ‘never again’ reverberate around the world, are we ready to face the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Louis Metzger IV, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

AI may offer a better way to ID drug-resistant superbugs
(Duke University) Biomedical engineers at Duke University have shown that different strains of the same bacterial pathogen can be distinguished by a machine learning analysis of their growth dynamics alone, which can then also accurately predict other traits such as resistance to antibiotics. The demonstration could point to methods for identifying diseases and predicting their behaviors that are faster, simpler, less expensive and more accurate than current standard techniques. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Saved by the Saxons! The disgusting 10th-century potion that could beat superbugs
Made from cow ’s bile, garlic and onions, Bald’s eyesalve was meant to cure styes, but scientists believe it could deal with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infectionsName:Bald ’s eyesalve.Age: 1,000 years old.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Medical research MRSA and superbugs Science Alternative medicine Life and style Source Type: news

India-UK tie up for new 8 million pounds medicinal research
India and the UK will be enhancing their science and research collaboration with five new projects worth 8 million pounds to tackle anti-microbial resistance, which could lead to important advances in the global fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found on equipment in communal gyms
(American Society for Microbiology) Research presented at ASM Microbe Online found that 43% of Staphylococcus bacteria found on exercise equipment in university gyms were ampicillin-resistant, with 73% of those isolates being resistant to multiple additional drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Phage therapy shows potential for treating prosthetic joint infections
(Mayo Clinic) Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research. The findings suggest phage therapy could provide a potential treatment for managing such infections, including those involving antibiotic-resistant microbes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Better wastewater treatment? It's a wrap
(Rice University) A shield of graphene helps particles destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the free-floating genes in wastewater treatment plants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

C-CAMP announces winners of AMR Quest 2020
The AMR Quest 2020, which was launched in February, focuses on nurturing exceptional innovative ideas and solutions in the AMR domain that can potentially cut across geographies in tackling superbugs and superbug-related infections, said C-CAMP in a press release. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Bird droppings carry risk of antibiotic resistance
(Rice University) Rice University engineers analyze the droppings of urban birds and show persistent levels of antibiotic-resistant genes and bacteria that may be transferred to humans through the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance and the need for personalized treatments
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) Scientists have discovered that the microbiota of each individual determines the maintenance of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the gut: whereas in some individuals resistant bacteria are quickly eliminated, in others they are not. The study now published in Nature Ecology and Evolution highlights the need to implement more personalized therapies and brings new perspectives to the paradigm of the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Raw Milk Can Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- If you're a fan of raw milk, keep it chilled. Leaving raw milk at room temperature can release antimicrobial-resistant genes, a new study suggests. Also, bacteria that have antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MolecuLight Launches i:X(R) Sterile Surgical Sleeve for Imaging of Bacteria in Wounds in a Surgical Setting
New Disposable Sleeve allows MolecuLight i:X to Be Used in Operating Rooms (for skin grafts and skin substitutes), in Covid-19 Wards and in MRSA Isolation Wards TORONTO, July 9, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - MolecuLight Inc., the lea... Devices, Surgery, Wound Care, Product Launch MolecuLight, MolecuLight i:X, fluorescence imaging, i:X Sterile Surgical Sleeve (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharma industry commits $1bn to fight drug-resistant superbugs
Twenty-three companies join forces to launch a fund to develop new antibiotics by 2030 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Dangerous Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May Now Lurk in U.S. Water, Soil
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- A potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria could be hiding in the dirt and water of the southernmost U.S. states, warns a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacterial infection,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Superbugs pose a grave threat to Britain's cancer patients, experts fear
As many as 2,985 people in England died from antibiotic-resistant infections in 2018; and 60,788 patients were infected - a rise of nearly ten per cent over the previous year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harmful microbes found on sewer pipe walls
(Rutgers University) Can antibiotic-resistant bacteria escape from sewers into waterways and cause a disease outbreak? A new Rutgers study, published in the journal Environmental Science: Water Research& Technology, examined the microbe-laden " biofilms " that cling to sewer walls, and even built a simulated sewer to study the germs that survive within. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers develop software to find drug-resistant bacteria
(Washington State University) The program could make it easier to identify the deadly antimicrobial resistant bacteria that exist in the environment. Such superbugs annually cause more than 2.8 million difficult-to-treat pneumonia or bloodstream infections and 35,000 deaths in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

New strategy emerges for vaccine against methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureus
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Experiments in mice have shown early success in vaccinating them against potentially deadly bacterial infections, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus, or MRSA, the strain resistant to most drug treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

7 science-backed health benefits of cranberries
(Natural News) Cranberries are a tart superfood rich in vitamin C. Often recommended as a natural remedy for urinary tract infections (UTIs), several studies have shown that cranberries offer other health benefits, such as potentially fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Cranberries are rich in vitamin C Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global deal follows UQ superbug drug discoveries
(University of Queensland) CARB-X funding will enable UQ researchers to develop Octapeptin-X (OPX) as a safe treatment for drug-resistant infections deemed untreatable by conventional therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Superbugs set to worsen amid COVID-19 pandemic
A leading Canadian microbiologist is studying the overuse use of antibiotics in pandemic patients says overuse could have grave consequence down the road. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

MRSA Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts about MRSA and learn more about the bacteria that is resistant to all beta-lactam antibiotics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A natural treatment for superbugs, thanks to traditional remedies from Cameroon
(Natural News) The use of traditional medicine is prevalent in many developing countries, thanks to it being accessible and reliable, as well as affordable. Of the many ailments traditional remedies address, infectious diseases caused by fungal or bacterial pathogens are among the most common. In Cameroon, a large portion of the population considers natural remedies as their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Detection of Ciprofloxacin-Resistant, β-Lactamase-Producing Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup Y Isolates - United States, 2019-2020
This report describes a novel, antibiotic-resistant strain of Neisseria meningitidis bacteria that has been detected in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 18, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Meningococcal Disease Source Type: news

Deadly superbug could get a vigorous foe in repurposed antibiotic
(University of Southern California) A new medium that mimics the conditions of the human body opens the door for testing antibiotics against infections other than what they are typically used for. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New killing mechanism discovered in 'game-changing' antibiotic
(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool and University of Utrecht have taken another step forward on their quest to develop a viable drug based on teixobactin -- a new class of potent natural antibiotic capable of killing superbugs. Research published in Nature Communications provides fundamental new insights into how teixobactins kill bacteria, including the discovery of a new killing mechanism that could help inform the design of improved teixobactin-based drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Princeton team develops 'poisoned arrow' to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria
(Princeton University) Poison is lethal all on its own -- as are arrows -- and together, they can take down the strongest opponents. A team of Princeton researchers have found an antibiotic that simultaneously punctures bacterial walls and destroys folate within their cells -- killing like a poisoned arrow -- while proving immune to antibiotic resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Video messages may help spread the word about antibiotic risks
(Penn State) Antibiotics are important drugs that can save lives, but using them too often can lead to dangerous strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. New Penn State research explores how to communicate risk while encouraging people to seek information on their own. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A potential new weapon in the war against superbugs
(University of Melbourne) Researchers in Melbourne, Australia have shown that a newly discovered natural antibiotic, teixobactin, could be effective in treating bacterial lung conditions such as tuberculosis and those commonly associated with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New testing system predicts septic shock outcomes
(University of Chicago) PME professor Savas Tay and his collaborators have developed a new, extremely sensitive method that can quantify bacteria, an antibiotic resistant gene, and immune molecule levels within sepsis patients, far more rapidly than current protocols. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insight into mechanism of treatment-resistant gonorrhea sets stage for new antibiotics
(Medical University of South Carolina) Medical University of South Carolina researchers investigated the effects of mutations altering the structure of an essential protein in an antibiotic-resistant strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. They report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that the mutations do not simply block antibiotics from binding to the protein but lock the protein in a shape that reduces its ability to interact with drugs. The findings pave the way for developing new antimicrobials to treat gonorrhea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists identify chemicals in noxious weed that 'disarm' deadly bacteria
(Emory Health Sciences) Scientists have identified specific compounds from the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida -- that reduce the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. Scientific Reports published the research, demonstrating that triterpenoid acids in the red berries of the plant " disarm " dangerous staph bacteria by blocking its ability to produce toxins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study finds some reductions in community antibiotic resistant infections and dispensing
A study by academics at the University of Bristol has found reductions in overall and individual antibiotic dispensing between 2013 and 2016 after evaluating, for the first time, national primary care prescribing policy on community antibiotic resistant infection. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Study finds some reductions in community antibiotic resistant infections and dispensing
(University of Bristol) A study by academics at the University of Bristol has found reductions in overall and individual antibiotic dispensing between 2013 and 2016 after evaluating, for the first time, national primary care prescribing policy on community antibiotic resistant infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shed and spread: Study finds drug-resistant superbug Candida auris can spread through skin shedding
(Natural News) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been warning the public about an emerging and potentially deadly superbug for years. Candida auris, a pathogenic fungus that belongs to the same family that causes candidiasis, has recently been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients in many countries, including the United States. According to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Ferring's therapy curbs recurrent superbug infection: study
Swiss drugmaker Ferring International Center SA said its experimental non-antibiotic treatment met the main goal of reducing the recurrence of antibiotic-resistant infections caused by a superbug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus lessons for the fight against ‘superbugs’
The world needs to act now to avert the threat from antimicrobial resistance (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long-lasting, low toxicity antimicrobial peptide fights 'superbug' lung infections
(University of Pittsburgh) Through serendipity, researchers considerably reduced the toxicity of a potential antibiotic against the most feared drug-resistant bacteria, while also improving its stability in fighting infections. The new antibiotic -- administered via the windpipe to target lung infections -- proved more effective than its experimental predecessor and traditional last-resort antibiotic therapies in fighting drug-resistant bacteria in laboratory cell cultures and mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Adsorbent material developed with PET bottles for the removal of antibiotics from water
(National Research Council of Science& Technology) The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a research team has developed a high-efficiency, adsorbent material using PET waste bottles. The new material is expected to help solve the problem of environmental toxins and antibiotic-resistant bacteria which are caused by leaks of antibiotics into water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news