New research suggests that one in four people entering hospital in the U.S. is carrying a so-called "superbug" (an antimicrobial resistant bacterium.) In addition, seniors seem to pick up higher numbers of these organisms during their stay.
New measures are required to stem the use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in order to slow down the emergence of new ‘superbugs’ (multi-drug resistant bacteria.) To achieve this, European politicians call for new measures.
It’s an arms race and one we’re losing. MRSA is a bacterial infection that’s evolved to resist just about everything medicine can throw at it including methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin and oxacillin.
The White House is expected to release an ambitious and comprehensive plan that would slow the deadly growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria over the next five years. The plan will not only include huge monetary investments, but policy changes as well.
Scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs. Researchers have developed an innovative antibacterial gel that can break down the thick jelly-like coating (biofilms) which cover bacteria.
The world is facing what appears to be a cataclysm in the global health care arena. “Superbugs” - bacteria that use nature’s micro-evolutionary mechanisms to develop antibiotic resistance have become a major threat to public health.
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A research team have discovered a protein that kills bacteria. The isolation of this protein, produced by a virus that attacks bacteria, could help protect patients from hospital 'superbugs'.
Some scientists have argued that a protein complex found in human breast milk can help challenge the antibiotic resistance of several bacterial species, including those known to cause hospital related infections.
Researchers are suggesting that a component found in panda blood may be more effective in treating infection than current antibiotics. According to the study, the component can fight bacteria in rapid time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be tracking the use of antibiotics in hospital settings using electronic tracking systems. The reason behind this move is to improve the use of medicines that could lead to superbugs.
The murderous plague of various types of deadly bacteria in the the world's hospitals is now in trouble. It's been discovered by researchers at Glasgow's University of Strathclyde that certain types of visible light can kill them.
Due to over crowded public housing and jails there is an increase of staph infections that are drug-resistant among the urban poor. Some Chicago neighborhoods have seen a seven-fold increase in the last few years.