Breastfeeding May Shield Baby From Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Another study backs up the belief that " breast is best " when it comes to a baby's health. In the report, Finnish researchers say that breastfeeding appears to protect babies from dangerous antibiotic-resistant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Breakthrough study offers solution
Mice treated with small molecules that stop bacteria forming toxins survived MRSA infection without the need for antibiotics, study found. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

The 5 Most Germ-Filled Places In Your Office —And How to Protect Yourself
Just getting to work can be a bacteria-ridden experience. The subway is full of it, as are stair railings and revolving doors. But once you finally sit down at your desk for the day, you’re still exposed. The germiest places tend to be high-traffic areas where a lot of different people touch the same surface, and your office is no exception. But by taking one main precaution—washing your hands regularly—you’ll reduce your risk for getting sick. Here are five of the most bacteria-filled spots in your workplace. Elevator buttons and escalator railings Pretty much everyone who goes above the second fl...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken has sickened 92 people in 29 states
A new report from the CDC says this strain of salmonella is linked to raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products and live chickens, and is resistant to at least 13 antibiotics used to treat the infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of polymers that can kill drug-resistant superbugs created with light
(Natural News) Researchers from The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom have reportedly developed a breakthrough new technology that allows for hundreds of varieties of anti-microbial polymers, potentially capable of killing drug-resistant “superbugs,” to be both tested and produced using simple light. Using the facilities and resources within the school’s Department of Chemistry, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Salmonella Outbreak Number 16: This Time It Is Antibiotic Resistant And From Chicken
Salmonella, here we go again. My my. This antibiotic-resistant Salmonella Infantis outbreak that has affected at least 92 people in 29 states pushes the CDC list of Salmonella outbreaks to 16 for 2018. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

McDonald ’ s, Burger King, Five Guys Among Chains Given ‘ F ’ Over Antibiotics
(CBS News) — Twenty-two of the top 25 U.S. burger chains — including McDonald’s, Burger King, White Castle and Five Guys — received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products. Only two chains were given an “A” rating. The scores were published Wednesday in a report called “Chain Reaction IV: Burger Edition,” which was produced by the Center for Food Safety, Consumer Reports, Food Animal Concerns Trust, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Friends of the Earth, and Natural Resources Defense Council. The report says 22 chai...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Antibiotics Fast Food Local TV Source Type: news

Breastfeeding protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria
(University of Helsinki) A new study shows that infants that are breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with babies breastfed for a shorter time. On the other hand, antibiotic use by mothers increases the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Babies have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts if they are breastfed
In the largest study of its kind, the Helsinki University researchers analysed the genes of 16 mothers and their babies over eight months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New test rapidly identifies antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'
(University of California - Berkeley) A simple and inexpensive new test developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can diagnose patients with antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria in a matter of minutes. The technique could help doctors prescribe the right class of antibiotics for each infection, and could help limit the spread of antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' that kill as many as 700,000 people worldwide each year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases 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

Photoactive bacteria bait may help in fight against MRSA infections
(Purdue University) Purdue University researchers are testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with MRSA.Photodynamic therapy, or PDT, involves a compound known as a photosensitizer, which can be activated by visible light to kill diseased cells or bacteria. PDT is a clinically proven method for fighting cancer but has not yet been developed for treating MRSA infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

No Infection Dx for Abx; Combo Tx for MRSA Scores; CMV Vax Promising
(MedPage Today) -- Presentations, late-breaking clinical trials cover a variety of topics (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Therapy Dogs Can Spread MRSA, But Antibacterials Help Prevent the Danger
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Nursing, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Therapy Dogs Can Spread MRSA, But Antibacterials Help Prevent the Danger
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 -- While therapy dogs can help ease anxiety for kids with cancer, they may also carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can put patients at risk for serious infections. Cleaning the dogs with antibacterial shampoo and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Understanding water's role in antibiotic resistance emergence and dissemination in Africa
(Virginia Tech) Greater access to antibiotic drugs, together with their misuse and overuse, has accelerated the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria worldwide. A new study now suggests that surface water dynamics are a crucial contributor to this growing global health concern. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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 MRSA, But Antibacterials Help Prevent the Danger
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hospital Privacy Curtains May Harbor Risky Germs
Privacy curtains in hospital rooms became more contaminated the longer they stayed in place, and by the 14th day, 88 percent tested positive for MRSA bacteria, a serious threat to patients, a new study says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital Privacy Curtains May Be Home to Dangerous Germs
TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 -- Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can collect dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers report. In a new study, investigators assessed the rate of bacterial contamination on 10 freshly laundered privacy curtains... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds
New research finds that sick children who spent more time with the dogs had a 6 times greater chance of coming away with the stubborn germs than those who spent less time with the animals (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical'Dog Wash' Cuts Risk of MRSA Spread From Therapy Dogs
(MedPage Today) -- Pilot study of intervention in pediatric oncology ward shows promising results (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 5, 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

Therapy dogs spread superbugs to sick kids, doctors warn
Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection risk to kids with weakened immune systems. After tests, they found kids were six times more at-risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds
Therapy dogs at a hospital children's ward linked to superbug bacteria (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

Sink traps are surprising source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in ICU
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) During a nationwide outbreak of healthcare-associated infections of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria, an Israeli hospital traced repeated infections of patients in its intensive care unit (ICU) to an unexpected source -- sink traps, according to a study published today in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hospital's Fungal Outbreak Blamed on Reusable Thermometers
(MedPage Today) -- Candida auris superbugs found on skin-surface axillary probes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MRSA, MSSA and Gram-negative bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection: annual data for independent sector healthcare organisations
These statistics with accompanying commentary cover rates of MRSA, MSSA, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp. bacteraemia and CDI reported by independent sector organisations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Superbug MRSA warning: Deadly bacteria 'breeding ground' found on coins
MRSA bacteria infection can lead to painful skin boils and food poisoning. But, the deadly superbug has been spotted on coins, along with a number of other types of bacteria, including listeria. It ’s a “breeding ground” for killer superbugs, warn scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novartis licenses three novel anti-infective programs to Boston Pharmaceuticals
Novartis announced today that it has entered into a licensing and equity agreement with Boston Pharmaceuticals for the development of three novel anti-infective drug candidates that are part of the Novartis Infectious Diseases portfolio, which have the potential to address the need for new agents to treat antibiotic resistant Gram-negative infections. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Superbug MRSA warning: Deadly bacteria 'breeding ground' found on common household item
MRSA bacteria infection can lead to painful skin boils and food poisoning. But, the deadly superbug has been spotted on this common household item, along with a number of other types of bacteria, including listeria. It ’s a “breeding ground” for killer superbugs, warn scientists. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Drug Approved for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung Disease
Title: New Drug Approved for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Drug for Antibiotic - Resistant Lung Disease
Arikayce approved to treat lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex bacteria (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 2, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

New Drug Approved for Antibiotic - Resistant Lung Disease
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, FDA Approvals, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drug resistance: 'Trojan horse' compound kills bacteria from within
Researchers have found a way to 'trick' bacteria into eating a compound that is similar to iron and destroys the microbes from the inside. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

Hospital privacy curtains may harbour MRSA and other dangerous bugs
Research led by the University of Manitoba, Canada, took bacterial swabs of curtains at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg and found they all harboured MRSA at some point over 21 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The risk of MRSA and C difficile in people with documented'penicillin allergy '
This Medicines Evidence Commentary discusses UK large population-based cohort study that found people with a documented'penicillin allergy'had increased risk of MRSA and C.diff, highlighting importance of ensuring only'true'penicillin allergies are documented, in line with NICE guideline on drug allergy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health 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

Why depression pills could be fuelling the rise of superbugs  
Research suggests that an ingredient in the commonly prescribed antidepressant fluoxetine — or Prozac — causes a mutation in some bacteria, making them resistant to antibiotics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppies, What Did You Do Now? Antibiotic Resistant Infections In 118 People
The CDC is reporting on an outbreak of drug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni bacteria that spread to 18 states. That a load of poop. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118 people in 18 states was traced to pet store puppies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppies spread antibiotic-resistant infections to 118 people
People became infected with Campylobacter, an infectious disease that causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, after handling pet store puppies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns. An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dog owners face a higher risk of E. coli, salmonella and MRSA
Experts at Hartpury University have now warned the evidence is 'clear' to show dog water bowls can pose a risk of infection to humans, as well as pooches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news