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Because antibiotics are often misused by doctors, patients and even people raising animals for meat. And that misuse, which includes prescribing or using those drugs incorrectly, breeds superbugs dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can't be
Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a $10 million grant to study antibiotic-resistant infections linked to implanted devices...Roughly 1-to-5 percent of implanted devices are infected with bacteria. And if the
48 Visitor restrictions are in place on the 3rd floor of the Glace Bay Hospital, there has been an outbreak of an antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Hospital elevator buttons showed a 61% prevalence of bacteria colonization, while only 43% of toilet surfaces were colonized in a study covering three teaching hospitals in Toronto, Ontario. Of course, this has some unfortunate implications for
Proper and timely steps were taken in order to alert everyone to the incident, Mr. Pasquerilla said, and a third-party specialty cleaning and decontamination crew will begin work on the building Friday or Monday. These efforts are expected to last
The total doses of antibiotics sold in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose 36 percent from 2000 to 2010, scientists reported Wednesday. The finding, published in The Lancet Infectious Disease, comes from the first study to look at global
Funny you'd think that something called a "superbug" would be at least as big as a shed...Superbugs could send us "back into the dark ages", according to England's chief medical officer...Five thousand people die from E coli infections every year in
The double-blind and placebo-controlled study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of single oral doses of Debio 1450 in healthy subjects...Debio 1450 is expected to preserve the human microbiota to reduce antibiotic-
From a nail-bitingly tense chase sequence all the way to a seemingly impossible run down an all too narrow alleyway, this video of a ridiculously-dogged white blood cell in hot pursuit of some fleeing bacteria is a master class in suspense done right.
The increased use of antibiotics in factory-farm animals. "It is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them," warned Alexander Fleming, the creator of the