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Gonorrhea Becoming More Difficult To Treat With Antibiotics
CBS Local — Gonorrhea is becoming more difficult to treat with antibiotics and for some patients it’s become impossible, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Three forms of bacteria known as “superbugs” that cannot be killed by the best available gonorrhea medicine have been detected in Spain, France and Japan, according to the WHO. “The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them,” said Teodora Wi, a human reproduction specialist for the WHO, in a press release. Analysi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Antibiotics Dan Corey Medicine STDs Source Type: news

Phillips Company Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of All Topical Products Due to Concerns of Manufacturing Practices
Phillips Company is voluntarily recalling all lots of Tetrastem, Diabecline, Tetracycline-ABC, VenomX, Acneen, StaphWash, StringMed, NoPain and LidoMed distributed by Phillips Company, with business offices located in Sun City, Arizona, to the retail level. The products are being recalled after an FDA inspection found significant manufacturing practices that calls into question the safety, identity, strength, quality and purity of unexpired drug products made at the firm during the past three years. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 14, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lloyd Conover, Inventor of Groundbreaking Antibiotic, Dies at 93
Dr. Conover, a chemist, developed tetracycline, a powerful chemically altered antibiotic with fewer side effects than the drug from which it was derived. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GELLENE Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Lloyd H. Conover Antibiotics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Chemistry Lyme Disease tetracycline Source Type: news

Sumycin (Tetracycline) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - February 17, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Are Options for Acne Treatment?
Discussion Acne vulgaris or acne is a problem of the pilosebaceous follicle. It occurs most prominently where sebaceous glands are abundant especially the face, neck, and upper back. Sebum production increases because of androgens. Keratin and sebum clog the pores of the pilosebaceous unit causing hyperkeratosis (clogged pilosebaceous unit = clogged pores = comedomes). Propionibacterium acnes, a gram-negative anaerobe, multiplies in the sebaceous unit causing an inflammatory reaction resulting in moderate or severe acne. Skin lesions include: Comedomal acne has comedomes White heads = closed comedomes Black heads = open...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

When Your Healers Become Your Killers
Since the introduction of penicillin in the middle of the 20th century, antimicrobial treatments have been used not only in human medicine but in veterinary care as well. But their excessive use in livestock (and aquaculture) contaminates the environment and contributes to a rise of resistant microorganisms, posing threats to human health, animal health, food security and people’s livelihoods. Photo: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Jan 11 2017 (IPS)There is a major though silent global threat to human and animal health, with implications for both food safety and food security and the economic well-being of millions of farming...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Projects TerraViva United Nations Improving the lives of rural populations: better nutrition & agriculture productivity Source Type: news

Personalized antibiotic treatment
A sensor platform that quantifies antibiotics in human blood within minutes has now been developed by researchers. This biosensor system could be used for medical diagnostics in the future, especially for point-of-care testing in doctors ’ practices, on house calls and in pharmacies, as well as in environmental and food safety testing. The researchers focused their study on the antibiotics tetracycline and streptogramin in human blood. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Strain In Hawaii A First For U.S.
A drug-resistant cluster of gonorrhea infections in Hawaii have health officials worried that the sexually transmitted disease could soon prove untreatable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that an antibiotic-resistant strain was discovered earlier this year in seven patients in Honolulu. All the individuals ― six men and one woman ― were successfully treated using the CDC-recommended two-drug combination of ceftriaxone and azithromycin. Laboratory tests, however, showed the strain had “decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone and very high-level resistance to azithromycin,”...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Strain In Hawaii A First For U.S.
A drug-resistant cluster of gonorrhea infections in Hawaii have health officials worried that the sexually transmitted disease could soon prove untreatable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that an antibiotic-resistant strain was discovered earlier this year in seven patients in Honolulu. All the individuals ― six men and one woman ― were successfully treated using the CDC-recommended two-drug combination of ceftriaxone and azithromycin. Laboratory tests, however, showed the strain had “decreased susceptibility to ceftriaxone and very high-level resistance to azithromycin,”...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Achromycin V (tetracycline) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Oh Gee, Another Terrible Consequence Of Antibiotics In Farm Animals
In case you weren’t already convinced that overuse of antibiotics in livestock is a bad, bad, bad idea — a recent study offers a new reason to scale back on them: climate change. An international research team found that dung from cattle treated with a commonly used antibiotic gives off more than double the methane of antibiotic-free dung. Their work was published Thursday in the science journal Proceedings Of the Royal Society B. Scientists tested dung from 10 cows. Five of the cows received a three-day course of broad-spectrum antibiotic tetracycline, and five received none, Phys.org reports. They then measur...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rosacea Linked to Increased Risk for Alzheimer's Rosacea Linked to Increased Risk for Alzheimer's
The two conditions may have common causes, and the rosacea treatment tetracycline may have therapeutic potential in dementia, authors of a new study suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

An Open Letter to the Boston Globe About Lyme Disease
Today, the Boston Globe editorial board spoke out against a bill "that would require insurers in Massachusetts to cover Lyme disease treatments for as long as a doctor says they're needed." The Globe writes: Lawmakers may have good intentions, but they don't possess the expertise to decide whether it's beneficial, cost-efficient, or safe, to keep using strong medicines to treat a condition the medical establishment doubts is real. Such questions should be resolved by a consensus of doctors and researchers -- and buttressed by convincing clinical date [sic] -- not determined by legislative mandate. Who among the B...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Side Effects on the Mitochondria
Science is just beginning to understand how important your mitochondria are to warding off the diseases of aging. And, as usual, mainstream medicine is lagging way behind. Along with your telomeres, the cellular time keepers at the ends of your chromosomes, your mitochondria are another key component of the anti-aging equation. You see, these tiny organelles in your cells are the power plants that turn fuel into energy for your body. Healthy mitochondria keep you young and energetic.  Research shows that damaged mitochondria can lead to: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s d...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news

Danish Study Links Rosacea, Parkinson's (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Tetracycline therapy for rosacea appears to be protective against Parkinson's (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Kris Peterson to Join Paratek Board of Directors
BOSTON, March 03, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PRTK) today announced that Kris Peterson has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Ms. Peterson has more than 30 years of experience in the pharm... Biopharmaceuticals, PersonnelParatek Pharmaceuticals, tetracycline (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 3, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Conspiracy Theory Links The Gates Foundation To The Spread Of Zika Virus. Don't Believe It.
This article was updated to accurately reflect the Annenberg Science Knowledge survey question on whether GM mosquitoes have caused the spread of the Zika virus or minimized the spread of the virus.  Also on HuffPost:  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mixing Tetracycline bone graft materials?
In sinus lift cases does anybody mix tetracycline with bone graft materials? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 16, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Bone Grafting Dental Implants Q&A Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 6/8/15
In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams: Swallowing medication without water or not properly following instructions when taking your pills may lead to a painful condition called drug-induced esophagitis. Antibiotics, such as tetracycline and doxycycline, have been linked to this condition. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Karthik Ravi explains. Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. [TRT 1:06] Click here for the script. https://youtu.be/jr2equ50vzg (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 8, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New Antibiotics Promising in Pneumonia, Abdominal InfectionNew Antibiotics Promising in Pneumonia, Abdominal Infection
Alternatives to treat drug-resistant bacteria are on the horizon, including a macrolide for community-acquired pneumonia and a tetracycline derivative for complicated abdominal infections. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Principles for the Use of In Vivo Transgene Techniques: Overview and an Introductory Practical Guide for the Selection of Tetracycline-Controlled Transgenic Mice
Transgenic mice are a beneficial tool that can allow researchers to investigate the roles of specific genes in physiology and disease. However, conventional transgenic mice have the limitation that constitutive expression of a transgene from the embryonic stage may affect the normal development of the mice or cause compensating effects. To overcome these disadvantages, tetracycline-controlled transgenic mice, which can express target gene products in a tissue-specific and time-dependent manner, have been developed. In this section, the principles of tetracycline-controlled systems are discussed first. In addition, useful i...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Molecular Medicine - April 7, 2014 Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: news

What Treatment is Available for Malaria?
Discussion Malaria is a life-threatening yet preventable and curable disease caused by parasites. In humans, there are 4 species that cause malaria: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae,and Plasmodium ovale. Plasmodium falciparum is the most deadly and Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are the most common. Plasmodium parasites are transmitted by bites from Anopheles mosquitoes from an infected human. The incubation period is 7-30 days. In 2012, it is estimated to have caused 627,000 deaths mostly among African children. Mortality rates have been decreasing but children, pregnant women, peop...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 7, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Inaction on Antibiotics in Animal Feed Decried by NRDC (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Some 18 of 30 penicillin and tetracycline antibiotics used as additives in animal feed put humans at high risk for exposure … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 29, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Beware of Pfizer's tetracycline - Unless you enjoy permanently stained teeth
A popular class of antibiotic drugs that is still widely administered to young children, tetracycline, which were originally created and patented by drug giant Pfizer Inc., are known to cause permanent staining of teeth in many of the patients that take it. And one North... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Something nasty in the Hudson River
The risk of catching some nasty germ in the Hudson River just started looking nastier. Disease-causing microbes have long been found swimming there, but now researchers have documented antibiotic-resistant strains in specific spots, from the Tappan Zee Bridge to lower Manhattan. The microbes identified are resistant to ampicillin and tetracycline, drugs commonly used to treat ear infections, pneumonia, salmonella and other ailments. The study is published in the current issue of the Journal of Water and Health... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

UK raises alarm on deadly rise of superbugs
Britain to call for G8 action against spread of drug-resistant bacteria by clamping down on overuse of antibioticsBritain is to urge the G8 to take action against the spread of drug-resistant microbes as medical and veterinary experts warn that co-ordinated international action is needed to prevent soaring rates of potentially lethal infections turning into a public health catastrophe.David Willetts, the science minister, will propose far-reaching measures that would clamp down on the overuse of antibiotics by GPs and hospital doctors. He will also try to restrict usage on farms and fisheries, where the drugs are blended w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, Fiona Harvey, Denis Campbell Tags: The Guardian World news Health Medical research Society Drugs Antibiotics UK news Drug resistance G8 Science Source Type: news

Cell Biological Approaches to Investigate Polyglutamine-Expanded AR Metabolism
Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) is a late-onset neurodegenerative disease caused by a polyglutamine expansion in the androgen receptor (AR). In vivo and in vitro studies have suggested that some steps of normal AR function and metabolism, such as hormone binding and nuclear translocation of the AR, are necessary for toxicity and aggregation of the mutant protein. Mutation of discreet functional domains of the AR and sites of posttranslational modification enable the detailed analysis of the role of AR function and metabolism in toxicity and aggregation of polyglutamine-expanded AR. This analysis could potentially...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Genetics/Genomics - June 3, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

In Silico Models for Drug Resistance
We present two in silico models for the discovery of drug resistance mechanisms and for combating the evolution of resistance, respectively. In the first model, we computationally investigated subgraphs of a biological interaction network that show substantial adaptations when cells transcriptionally respond to a changing environment or treatment. As a case study, we investigated the response of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum to chloroquine and tetracycline treatments. The second model involves a machine learning technique that combines clustering, common distance similarity measurements, and hierarchical clust...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Pharmacology/Toxicology - April 13, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

tetracycline, Sumycin (Discontinued)
Title: tetracycline, Sumycin (Discontinued)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/26/1998 2:30:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General)
Source: MedicineNet Hepatitis C General - April 4, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Environmental Engineers Seek Strategy To Control Antibiotic Resistant Genes
Rice University researchers "cured" a strain of bacteria of its ability to resist an antibiotic in an experiment that has implications for a long-standing public health crisis. Rice environmental engineer Pedro Alvarez and his team managed to remove the ability of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa microorganism to resist the antibiotic medication tetracycline by limiting its access to food and oxygen... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose 'apocalyptic' threat, top expert says
Chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs issue should be added to national risk register of civil emergenciesBritain's most senior medical adviser has warned MPs that the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding.Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, said the threat from infections that are resistant to frontline antibiotics was so serious that the issue should be added to the government's national risk register of civil emergencies.She described what she called an "apocalyptic scenario"...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: The Guardian News Health Medical research Health policy Society Politics Antibiotics UK news Drug resistance Science Source Type: news

Identification of Pathogenetically Relevant Genes in Lymphomagenesis by shRNA Library Screens
RNA interference (RNAi) is a conserved posttranscriptional gene silencing mechanism that has recently emerged as a breakthrough genetic tool in functional genomics and drug target discovery. An increasing number of studies applying RNAi in high-throughput screens have begun to unravel complex signaling networks underlying diverse cellular processes. This chapter describes an approach to construct a conditional small-hairpin (sh)RNA library and its application in human lymphoma cell lines. A library cloning procedure outlines the incorporation of shRNA sequences and random 60-mer “bar code” oligonucleotides, ena...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Cancer Research - January 11, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cholera and Diarrhea
CHOLERA and DIARRHEA At this very moment there is an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe– not a worldwide pandemic, but a localized epidemic. This is not a trivial point of interest, but a major news event that will not only have a dramatic impact on the population of Zimbabwe but also on the entire world as the aftermath of this epidemic will require international aid. Cholera will most likely kill thousands of people in Zimbabwe, impact tens of thousands of lives, and will continue to be a constant threat around the world and a very real concern for the adventurous and international travelers. What is cholera? Cholera...
Source: Wilderness Medicine Newsletter - January 1, 2009 Category: Rural Health Authors: wildernessmedicinenewsletter Tags: Cholera Diarrhea Source Type: news