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Preventing the pan-drug-resistant superbug

ResearchGate | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
ResearchGate

Surveillance and research is key after the first-time discovery of a bacteria carrying the mcr-1 gene - a gene that makes the last-line antibiotic col...

Cost of Medicines

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Unless the public is outraged and raises a voice with Congress, the pharmaceutical companies will continue to reap a profit at the cost of patients' pain -- both physical and financial.

Daniel Fells Returns Home After Life-Threatening MRSA Infection

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.21.2015 | Sports

New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells was fighting to save his foot after being diagnosed with an MRSA infection in early October, but his condition ...

This Old Breast Cancer Drug Could One Day Cure Superbug Infections

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living

The "superbug" MRSA has long been the scourge of hospitals. The second-leading cause of infections acquired during a stay, it can result in dangerous ...

NFL Player's MRSA Infection Could Lead To Foot Amputation

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living

The nasty superbug MRSA has been linked to life-threatening conditions such as body-wide inflammation and organ failure, and now the NFL reports that ...

Superbug Infections Will Keep Rising If We Don't Do Something Now

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 08/05/2015 11:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are projected to increase in the Un...

All Too Often, Going To The Hospital Makes You Sicker

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

The next time you have to undergo an operation or give birth, you might want to check and see if your hospital has a reputation for making their patie...

Cigarette Smoke Can Make Drug-Resistant Superbugs Even Stronger

Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Christopher Wanjek Published: April 06, 2015 04:27pm ET Cigarette smoke apparently isn't deadly for all living creatures. At least one typ...

The Fragility of Life and Lung: My Dad's Severe Pneumonia Story

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

I am not the kind of person who wants to forget trauma and suffering. Rather, I want to cherish it. I want to remember that life is fragile no matter my effort to prevent another cancer -- no matter my dad's effort to stay active, healthy and strong.

Contact Sports Athletes More Likely To Carry MRSA

Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 10/09/2014 10:41 AM EDT on LiveScience College athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are mo...

Lynne Peeples

'Not What The Doctor Ordered'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green

Public health advocates are fuming over a new court ruling that they say could hasten the coming of the next pandemic. In a 2-1 decision released T...

The Gross Truth About Trying On A New Swimsuit

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Trying on a new swimsuit is enough to cause nightmares, but not for the reason you think. It turns out the scary part of sampling a new suit goes far ...

Holy Pig! Put Down the Pork!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Breeding pigs spend most of their lives in crates only inches larger than their bodies. Crushing boredom and depression cause compulsive behaviors like head-banging. Do you really want your choices to support such a system?

Pets May Carry The Same Strain Of This Antibiotic-Resistant Bug As Their Owners

Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer Published: 05/13/2014 03:10 AM EDT on LiveScience Cats and dogs can get infected with MRSA bacteria — a...

Can-Do

Tom Deegan | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

Unfortunately, efforts to stop the spread of these hospital born-and-bred mutants have focused so far on changing human behavior by reprogramming bedside caregivers.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria At NYC School; Parents Not Notified

Posted 11.14.2013 | New York

Education officials in the Bronx didn't feel the need to tell parents that a flesh-eating bacteria had been detected in a Bronx school. MRSA (meth...

The Medicine Man and the Microchip

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWhen the milk we drink and the food we eat are laced with antibiotics, it is time to address this threat both to us and to future generations.

Open Heart

Tom Deegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finally put a hard number on the number of persons who die each year as a result of infection from bacteria resistant to antibiotics: 23,000. The hospital setting is where most of these superbugs are born, raised and transmitted.

The Dangerous Thing That May Be Lurking In Your Milk

weather.com | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Cows could be feeding us more than milk and beef – they could also be responsible for a potential MRSA pandemic, according to a study from the Ameri...

If Your Vet Thinks Your Pet Needs Antibiotics, Ask Him to Do This First

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The decision to use antibiotics should never be taken lightly. They should not be prescribed unless absolutely necessary. Aside from the ability of bacteria to mutate and develop resistance to antibiotics, these drugs also have side effects.

We Can Dramatically Decrease Deadly Infections in America's Hospital Patients

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Recently we announced a major new finding - a simple way to save tens of thousands of lives. Around 100,000 people die every year because of infecti...

Public Health Warning: This Meat May Contain Life-threatening Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Is it acceptable that an accidental spillage in the kitchen refrigerator or the incorrect handling or cooking of meat at a restaurant can now result in a life-threatening -- yet entirely preventable -- antibiotic-resistant disease? Well, Big Ag seems to think so.

Britain's Top Health Official Issues Dire Warning On Antibiotic Resistance

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine and could mean patients having minor sur...

Rising Resistance: New Film Explores Superbug Spread As Health Concerns Grow

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback via email or Twitter. A new documentary aims to address an issue that "affects milli...

FDA Should Share Data About Livestock on Drugs

Robert Lawrence | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Robert Lawrence

To my mind, the most urgent argument for making the data public is that this syndrome of drug misuse in food animals is one cause of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that infect humans.