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Fighting back against hospital superbugs

A new method has been proposed to fight superbugs. For this, researchers are targeting the specific genes that allow bacteria to survive antibiotic treatment.

Obama's strategy to tackle antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Washington - President Obama has launched a new national strategy to combat antibiotic resistance. The strategy seeks to find new types of diagnostic testing and to improve disease surveillance.

Microscopic bumps could repel hospital superbugs

New research suggests that coating surfaces in hospitals with microscopic bumps and ridges could repel hospital superbugs (or at least prevent their attachment).

Natural proteins kill hospital ‘superbugs’

Belfast - 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.

Antibiotic resistance: Not a new problem, an out of control one

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.

New weapon against superbugs

Tel Aviv - 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'.

Viruses in the gut may have created ‘superbugs’

Scientists have a new site for treating problem bacteria in the gut: the viruses that also live within our digestive tract.

Does breast milk hold the clue for fighting 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.

Can panda blood be the answer to battling 'superbugs'?

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.

GM crop technology backfires as farmers need more pesticides

A newly-released, peer-reviewed study reveals that the cultivation of genetically engineered crops has increased pesticide usage by hundreds of millions of pounds.

Review: 'Defeating the Superbugs' Special

One of the major health problems faced by mankind in the 21st Century is the rise of so-called superbugs. This programme tells the viewer what most of us already know.

Superbugs in city hospitals moving to suburban hospitals

New evidence indicates that hospital superbugs, like MRSA, more commonly found in big cities are being transferred to smaller community hospitals in the suburbs.

Reduction in ‘superbugs’ in UK hospitals

In 2005 a campaign was launched to reduce the level of so-termed ‘superbugs’ in UK hospitals. The campaign focused upon hand hygiene. A new report indicates that the initiative has been a success.

Scientists warn EPA about Monsanto 'rootworm resistant' corn

Scientists have warned the Environmental Protection Agency that Monsanto's "rootworm resistant" seed is now losing its resistance and is liable to cause crop failures.

Antibiotic use in hospitals to be tracked by CDC

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.

Good news – Lighting can kill hospital superbugs

Glasgow - 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.

Malnourishment, antobiotics raising drug resistance

A study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology is reporting an increase of Acinetobacter, a dangerous kind of bacteria that is becoming increasingly common in U.S. hospitals.

Bacteria create aquatic superbugs in waste treatment plants

Study says wastewater treatment plants a mating ground for antibiotic-resistant superbugs eventually discharged into streams and lakes.

Superbugs Emerge Among Urban Poor

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.
 

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