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Monthly Archives: November 2005

Inhibitex says FDA could ease path for infant drug

NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Inhibitex Inc. on Tuesday said U.S. regulators have indicated they may be willing to ease the requirements for approving its experimental drug to prevent hospital-related infections in babies with very low birth weight. The … Continue reading

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Randy Tripp’s battle with MRSA

From The Midland Daily News: It didn’t look like anything serious at first. When 18-year-old RandyTripp noticed a bump on his leg, he thought it might be an ingrownhair. A week later, when it started to get bigger, he showed … Continue reading

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Keeping tabs on the spread of communicable illnesses in schools

From Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette : Keeping tabs on the spread of communicable illnesses often starts with a district’s daily attendance numbers. “The district watches attendance trends carefully,” said NorthAllegheny spokeswoman Mary Marous. “Our current average dailyattendance is 96 percent. If numbers … Continue reading

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Staph: What to know to prevent it

From todays Eureka, CA Times-Standard : Every couple of months, rumors swirl that staph infections are becoming more common locally. The truth is it’s hard to tell, but in the meantime public health officials have tips on how to prevent … Continue reading

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Our friends in the UK have been busy again!

Members of newly formed MRSA Action UK have a busy day on 28 November 2005. At 11.30 am. five members of the group will present a petition to 10 Downing Street on behalf of thousands of people affected by the super … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us at MRSA Resources, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Along with all of the other blessings bestowed on us this year, we are so thankful that God has given us the ability to help some of … Continue reading

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Dear Doctor: How does MRSA spread?

Dear Doctor: How does MRSA spread? Q. My son plays football and is in excellent health. Why did he get MRSA? A. MRSA, or methicellin-resistant staph aureus, is a bacterial infection of the skin and underlying tissues that is becoming … Continue reading

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Goetz Western Meats Recalls Ham, Beef Products for possible Staphylococcus Enterotoxin

Goetz Western Meats Recalls Ham, Beef Products for possible Staphylococcus Enterotoxin Goetz Western Meats, an Everett, Wash., establishment, is voluntarily recalling approximately 340 pounds of boneless honey cured hams and smoked beef strips that may contain Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin, the … Continue reading

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MRSA in NY

There is a reporter in the New York area who would like to do an article on MRSA and the people who have been affected by it. She has not been able to locate any non-caucasian people who have been … Continue reading

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Wellness Study Group starting week 1 tomorrow

I hope you will consider joining us at the Focus on Wellness study group. Tomorrow we begin week 1 in Dr. Andrew Weil’s 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, and are really looking forward to learning how to improve our overall … Continue reading

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Skin Disease Infecting Prisoners

This is just a bizarre little article, I think, from several perspectives. I cannot believe they are still using the word rare in relation with MRSA. TheBostonChannel.com – As Seen On NewsCenter 5 – Skin Disease Infecting Prisoners BOSTON — … Continue reading

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A plague on jailhouses: Deadly skin disease hits prisoners, guards

Department of Correction officials said 68 inmates have been infected with MRSA since Jan. 1. Currently, they said, 15 of those convicts are being treated for the staph diseases. Four of the prisoners are under “contact precaution” at prison infirmaries, … Continue reading

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Focus on Wellness

Today is an exciting day. I have been waiting for the official beginning of our Wellness Study group since Christina and I first began discussing the idea. I’d like to encourage anyone who can to share information about what has … Continue reading

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Focus on Wellness!

Finally, after much planning, we are so happy to announce a new focus at MRSA Resources, a Focus on Wellness. This is a study group formed in response to the questions we get almost daily from people wanting to know … Continue reading

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Science Museum Presentation

Grace Filby, of Relax-Well.co.uk sent me this link to the Science Museum.org presentation on MRSA and bacteriophages. Very interesting stuff. If you have never read about bacteriophage therapy before, we have a page on it at the SuperbugWiki. It looks … Continue reading

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Health Officials Keeping Eye On New Strain Of Flesh-Eating Germ

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Health officials are keeping a close eye on the threat of a new strain of super germ that can eat flesh. Six months ago, Dee Dee Wallace developed an infection about the size of a quarter on … Continue reading

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SERF paradise for germs, bacteria

Few students take the time to wipe down equipment after use. The SERF [Wisconson’s Southeast Recreational Facility] has become a breeding ground for infection, and germs are anything but healthy. Each machine houses millions of microorganisms, and bacteria-ridden gym equipment … Continue reading

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Serious Staph Infections Increasing In St. Louis Area

“The St. Louis area is seeing an increase in a potentially deadly staph infection. It’s called MRSA. So far, 41 cases have been treated this year. There were only 17 reported cases in the last three years combined. The infection … Continue reading

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Chat with us tonight!

Yep, it is Thursday again! 10 pm Eastern time http://www.chat.mrsaresources.com/chat Enter the room with your desired name (no password needed!). Hope to see you tonight!!

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Documentary Pictures Are Up

Find them at the MRSA Resources homepage. I promised I would get them up yesterday, and I did, but it was late. Whew, all of this merging business has taken its toll. It is not so easy as it once … Continue reading

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Spread the word, not the germs

Emily is in Kindergarten this year and we are really lucky to have a great class mom (her school refers to them as class reps). Diane knows quite a bit about the volunteer work we do. Her husband is a … Continue reading

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Documentary Sneak Peek!

I have received a few stills of the MRSA documentary that is almost finished, and being produced by Denise and The Hands of Hope Group. Unfortunately, I have had a humongous day today, and am just about at the end … Continue reading

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AboutWeblogs and b5media Merger

Just to share a tidbit of non-MRSA related, but Christina Jones related news: Probably not too many of you ’round these parts would have much of a clue what I am talking about, but the AboutWeblogs network where I have … Continue reading

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Smart Economy: Could plain soap and probiotics beat MRSA bacteria in Hospitals?

Walter Derzko has written an interesting article detailing Professor Mark Spigelman’s proposal to set up a study in an antibiotic free hospital, where there would be no antibiotics or antibacterial products used, only plain soap and probiotics (beneficial bacteria). A … Continue reading

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Resistant staph afflicts TN student

Resistant staph afflicts Tenn. student – Boston.com DYERSBURG, Tenn. –A high school student here was diagnosed with a dangerous strain of staphylococcus infection. The Dyer County School System notified students and parents Thursday and told parents to look for the … Continue reading

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Study of genetic changes in bacteria

A new study of genetic changes in bacteria may ultimately help drugmakers stay a step ahead of disease-causing bacteria that can becomeresistant to antibiotics. The secret lies in understanding the function of the ribosome, a tiny protein-making factory residing inside … Continue reading

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Tainted Makeup Revealed

Eww–something you may not have thought of… Tainted Makeup Revealed Unclean Hands To Blame The makeup counter is where you try it before you buy it. The counters concern Rowan University biological science professor Elizabeth Brooks. “You can go and … Continue reading

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FLU-gle

Dr. Taraneh Ravazi, M.D., blogging for Google, offered up a very helpful, timely and relevant article about the flu shot and general flu information. This, as Maureen said a day or two ago, is so important for those of us … Continue reading

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November Newsletter

Hello, On behalf of all of our members I want to thank Christina and Denise for all of their hard work on the November Newsletter. Congratulations on such a great job. There is so much useful information for us. I … Continue reading

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November Newsletter Released!

After much adieu (as is always the case with a deadline, isn’t it?) we have the MRSA Resources November Newsletter sent out to our subscribers. To receive it, sign up on any of the web pages on MRSA Resources. There … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Chat! 10pm Eastern!

A couple things have changed about our chat tonight–most important, the room has changed. You can access the chat room here, or through the menu on the MRSA Resources web pages, under the Support heading, or through a link at … Continue reading

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