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New 'armor' in the battle against antibiotic resistant bacteria Special

Orlando - Out on the front lines of the battle against drug resistant microorganisms aka “super-bugs” are physicians and other health-care workers. Their uniform, the clothing that they wear, is their armor — their defense against deadly pathogens.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

Doctors ditch ties and lab coats to thwart spreading infections Special

Doctors and health care workers that come in direct contact with patients have a new set of general guidelines for attire when working with patients in a non-surgical setting — an effort to control the spread of infections in health care settings.
Digital Journal Report by W. Mark Dendy - 2 comments

'Nightmare bacteria' has health officials on edge

Chicago - In 2013, the CDC issued a report on the catastrophic consequences of ignoring the threat from the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. These infections kill an estimated 23,000 Americans every year.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

NFL and MRSA infections, curse of the locker room?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks has been sidelined with an MRSA infection. He isn't the first player this season to contract the 'locker room' infection.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

3-D-printed bacteria allow scientists to study infections

Austin - 3-D printing has allowed those own such technology to print everything from silverware to gun parts. Now, scientists are using it to study infections.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 2 comments

Nurses warned about nail extensions

London - Nurses have been warned about wearing nail polish and nail extensions after a poll suggested infection control was being put at risk by nurses who wear either item on their nails.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Nanosponges could soak up deadly infections from the bloodstream

Researchers have created nanosponges that may prove to be effective in dealing with infections that are resistant to antibiotics.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Diamond light used to study dangerous infections

Diamond Light Source is an advanced X-ray crystallography device located in the U.K. It has mainly been used for studying materials, now its powerful beams will be used to examine infectious diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New antibiotic helps treat skin infections

A newly designed antibiotic called tedizolid phosphate, taken once daily for 6 days to skin, has proved effective at combating skin diseases.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Why we pass down genes causing infections and autoimmune diseases

New evidence points to why genes that make us susceptible to infections and autoimmune diseases continue to be passed down instead of being eradicated from the gene pool.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir
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