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The Hospital Superbugs

...ection every year in the UK and tackling the super bugs costs the NHS 1bn a year. 1 in 12 of us will pick up an infection during a stay in hospital. There's a 1 in 77 chance of contracting MRSA and a 1 in 50 chance of developing C. diff. CHAI brings together some of the country's leading experts in the...

Scientists Find New Way to Kill Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

...antibiotic treatment in the last decade, and these bugs cause deadly infections that are difficult to treat and expensive to cure, according to the background information in an article published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. When a person takes an antibiotic, any bug ha...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

...an range from minor skin and eye problems to super bugs such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile. It causes severe diarrhoea and illness and in the most serious cases can lead to death. Nicola Sturgeon has promised tougher action to end the scandal of patients falling ill in the place they go to recover. ...

Replacing a Genome Boosts Race to Develop Designer Bugs: Study

...of chromosomes in their quest to fashion synthetic bugs that can make anti-malaria drugs or novel biofuels. But this is the first time that researchers have transplanted an entire genome into a living organism and shown that the cell can express the foreign DNA. "This is equivalent to changing a Macin...

How Plague-Causing Bacteria Disarm Host Defense

... Y. enterocolitica are big words for nasty, little bugs that cause whats commonly known as food poisoning. All three bacteria species find their way past the bodys immune system through a sophisticated invasion system that injects the effector proteins directly into the host cells cytoplasm. More than a...

Super Bug - A Tough Bug to Plug

... Of particular virulence among the family of super bugs is the Clostridium difficile, which networks with gusto among the NHS hospitals. The bug that plugs almost 4000 lives annually is also known for its caprice and unpredictability. Some hospitals are a hot favorite, where it invades with six times th...

Key Found to Kill Cystic Fibrosis Superbug

...ery provides new hope for the eradication of these bugs from cystic fibrosis patients and to improve their quality of life by developing new treatments." Source-Eurekalert/B...

Ulcer Causing Microbe Linked To Protection From Asthma

Ulcer causing bugs may not be all that bad for you. Recent research has confirmed previous work linking Helicobacter pylori to reduced chances of developing childhood asthma.// The researchers from New York University School of Medicine, who published their report i...

South African Farmers Turn to Organic Farming

...regimes, he says. While it rids the fruit of pesky bugs it also kills off friendly bacteria. The more Mike sprayed, the more fertilizer he needed, locking him into a vicious cycle of rising inputs costs. Nourished by compost made of cow manure, bird droppings, mulched apple and other natural ingredients...

New Strain May Make a Common Bacterial Illness More Severe

... harmful bacteria, they can also wipe out the good bugs in the large intestine that keep C. difficile in check. Most people exposed to C. difficile will not get sick from it, nor will most people who take antibiotics. The risk is higher for patients who are older, spend more time in the hospital, and ar...

Tea Tree Oil-containing Beauty Products may Contribute to MRSA Increase

...g in tougher ones of them or ‘superbugs’. Super bugs refer to microbes such as MRSA, which are immune to high dose antibiotics. They are responsible for many cases of difficult- to- treat infections, now becoming commonplace. In other words, if a person uses tea tree oil products on their skin repea...

Lethal Hospital Bug Tough to Knock Down, Statistics Reveal

...ooks at figures representing cases of infection by bugs including the potentially lethal hospital bug, Clostridium difficile and the ‘super bug’ MRSA. According to the released statistics the figures for Clostridium infections have risen drastically by 5.5 percent, which represents an increase to 42,625...

Medical Science Miracles – Coming Your Wa

...e drop of blood, urine or faeces to detect harmful bugs ranging from anthrax to influenza – writes Prof Combs. To conclude, prof Combs writes that the possibilities for these and other technologies to individually and collectively transform medicine and health care is increasing with each passing day. ...

Indian American Scientist at Work on Multi-targeted Drug

...am-negative bacterium. "I am putting my trust on bugs to offer a complete alternative to chemotherapy in case of cancer. I would like to set up an institute in India in partnership to undertake research and develop next generation of products that will target cancers, viruses and parasites with one drug...

America’s Clean Hands Report Card - Can’t Rise Above ‘C’ Lvel

...r handles and the lunch counter could attract more bugs than just ants to the picnic. The Report Card surveyed Americans on basic hand hygiene practices, such as washing before a meal, after using the bathroom, and after coughing or sneezing. The Report Card not only measured how often Americans wash da...

Bugged about super bugs

...sive care units). People infected with these super bugs are more likely to have longer hospital stays and require multiple drug treatments to fight them off and even then, it's often too little, too late.” The study investigated nearly 4,000 samples taken from 19 intensive care units in Canadian hospita...

By Targeting Specific Germs, Hospital Hopes to Improve Pneumonia Treatment

... each patient’s characteristics and the particular bugs that we have in our hospital,” said James Beardsley, Pharm.D., lead author of the article in this month’s issue of the journal Chest. “We learned that some of the commonly recommended drugs wouldn’t have worked for many of our patients.” The resear...

Common Cold does not Merit Antibiotics

..., has led to the rise of germs, nicknamed as super bugs that are able to defeat even the most potent antibiotics. When researchers prescribed antibiotics for conditions such as cold, it was seen that for each case that improved there were six who did not respond to the drug. The researchers opined "Our ...

New Drugs To Combat Mutant Bugs

...s. These measures are in place to help prevent bugs developing resistance to the new drug. Consultant physician and honorary professor of infection at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Professor Dilip Nathwani praised the drug as a "welcome addition to our therapeutic arsenal". Antibiotics- resistant ho...

Leaf Roll Disease a Cause of Concern to Wine Growers

... are affected by the type 3 virus which spreads by bugs and affects the yield and quality of grapevines//. But most of the winegrowers have bought the national grafted grapevine which are tested vines and are free from the virus. New Zealand Winegrowers science and innovation manager Philip Manson said ...

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