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MRSA on the Rise: Infections Have Doubled in 5 Years

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ( MRSA ) has rapidly become the bacteria of the decade. MRSA infections now respond only to very advanced antibiotics that were never meant to be a first-line defense. Usually, the drugs have to be delivered … See all stories on this topic » The Atlantic Continue reading

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MRSA – Rapid Whole-Genone Sequencing Impacts On Infection Control

Researchers have discovered that whole genome sequencing can impact infection control and patient management because of the clinical relevant data that it provides on bacterial transmission. In collaboration with Illumina researchers, scientists from … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Exposure to magnetic fields in womb raises child’s risk of obesity; MRSA rates …

News For July 27, 2012. Exposure to magnetic fields in womb raises child's risk of obesity; MRSA rates double in US academic hospitals; UK medical schools barely teaching physical activity · Childhood obesity linked to magnetic field exposure in utero … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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OUTSMARTING BACTERIA

Wide scope: “It will be an important component of treatment for all forms of MRSA and gram-positive infections,” Nizet said, listing pneumonia, sinusitis, ear infections and gastrointestinal infections as examples. The opportunity: With drug-resistant … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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Superbug resistance follows seasonal drug use

Bacteria – including the MRSA superbug -may be more resistant to our most powerful antibiotics after a winter spurt of prescriptions, says a new study. “Antibiotic use tends to go up in the winter months because they are inappropriately prescribed and … See all stories on this topic » Continue reading

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