MRSA news, articles and information:
|4/28/2016 - Chronic overuse of antibiotics around the world has led to a phenomenon of traditional medicine's making: The very drugs developed to battle bacterial infections are actually making bacteria stronger and unresponsive to antibiotic therapy.
As reported by Med Page Today, this is increasingly true...|
|7/29/2015 12:17:52 PM - Every year, 75,000 people die in the United States from infections that they acquired while in the hospital. Every one of those deaths is considered preventable by good hygiene practices.
Embracing the philosophy that zero hospital-acquired infections is an achievable, reasonable and important goal,...|
|7/16/2015 - MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, has been a concerning health topic, and for good reason. The superbug is a drug-resistant strain of Staph that infects hundreds of thousands of Americans annually, ultimately killing several thousand of them -- and that's not even taking into consideration...|
|4/2/2015 10:05:43 AM - An herbal remedy used to treat styes in the 9th Century has been used successfully to kill MRSA.
MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 9, is an antibiotic resistant bacteria that kills tens of thousands of people every year. Researchers at the University of Nottingham and Texas Tech...|
|4/24/2014 4:11:40 PM - One of the most virulent pathogens known to man is no longer just a threat at dirty hospitals, according to a new report. For the first time, the antibiotic-resistant superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been identified in common households, and researchers from the Columbia...|
|6/27/2013 - The woman responsible for developing the infamous Gardasil vaccine for cervical cancer, which has seriously maimed or killed tens of thousands of young girls since first being introduced, is working on a new vaccine for antibiotic-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according...|
|5/21/2013 - Using reclaimed water to irrigate lawns, parks, gardens, and various other types of landscaping is common in many communities across the U.S., particularly in areas prone to water shortages and drought. But a new study headed by researchers from the University of Maryland School of Public Health suggests...|
|5/7/2013 - With life threatening instances of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections on the rise, many are seeking safe and effective alternatives in the realm of natural medicine. Manuka oil is a shinning example. Reports of healing attributed to the oil are becoming more commonplace -...|
|2/24/2013 - It has been used as an effective treatment against bacterial infections for nearly 100 years, but the medical-industrial complex today refuses to recognize it as a valid form of medicine. And yet bacteriophage therapy, also known as phage therapy, has been shown time and time again to cure methicillin-resistant...|
|6/9/2012 - If you've been following our site and the news in general recently, you're aware of an outbreak of MRSA - methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus - cases involving antibiotic-resistant, flesh-eating bacteria.
Three cases of necrotizing fasciitis, as it is called, stand out in particular:
|6/4/2012 - MRSA strain CC5 has emerged as one of the first bacteria to be resistant to all antibiotics, meaning that this hospital acquired infection is now potentially the most dangerous threat to hospital patients.
In the findings of a new study, published by the American Society for Microbiology, it was...|
|5/31/2012 10:19:19 AM - In my article The 5 best natural antibiotics and anti-virals that destroy superbugs and just about everything else, I discuss some of the best natural substances for treating MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria. http://www.naturalnews.com/035516_natural_antibiotics_superbugs.html
|5/31/2012 - As more and more bacteria and organisms in the world become resistant to the things that used to kill them, which in turn has kept humanity relatively safe and healthy, there is new evidence that a deadly strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is now becoming resistant to last-ditch...|
|5/30/2012 1:38:22 PM - Garlic has been used as an antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal for centuries. But most probably consider it a lightweight, outdated folk medicine against serious bacterial infections. Antibiotics gave modern allopathic pharmaceuticals an illusion of legitimacy from 1928, when penicillin was discovered,...|
|5/15/2012 7:26:04 AM - The antibiotic resistant bacteria, MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphlococcus aureus) which first appeared more than 50 years ago, is now being increasingly used as an indicator for the quality of hygiene in hospitals.
The MRSA stain first became prevalent around the time antibiotics were first introduced....|
|5/6/2012 - Nearly half of the meat sold in the United States has been found to contain methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA), a strain that causes a staph infection but is resistant to antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic resistance caused by overusing antibiotics in people and animals creates superbugs,...|
|4/10/2012 - Sir Alexander Fleming discovered the antibacterial power of the mold Penicillium notatum in 1928. Even though it was a natural healing agent effective in destroying Staphylococcus aureus and other noxious bacteria, the pharmaceutical industry got hold of nature's bounty and it became -- along with multiple...|
|2/8/2012 - More than 90 years ago doctors and health practitioners discovered the life-saving, disinfectant and germicidal properties in colloidal silver. Anecdotal evidence has confirmed its efficacy as a natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent. The FDA, however, doesn't agree and ruled in 1999 that...|
|11/15/2011 - We now know the real reason why children hospitalized with swine flu have been at risk for dying. It is not because of the swine flu virus itself! Most of them contracted methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections that they passively harbored in their nasal passages before contracting...|
|11/7/2011 - Remember two years ago when every news show featured hysterical reports about the so-called H1N1 pandemic and how the supposed killer flu was striking down healthy kids? True, many previously healthy children became critically ill, developing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure. And some tragically...|
|3/26/2011 - It is often considered to be a "trash tree" by farmers who fight to eliminate it in order to protect the viability of their land. But the Eastern Red Cedar contains certain powerful compounds that fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the deadly hospital "superbug" that is resistant...|
|3/31/2010 - A recent study published in the journal Science has concluded that the emergence of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, also known as methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), was caused by the widespread use of synthetic antibiotic drugs which began in the 1960s.
Scientists analyzed 63 samples...|
|2/11/2010 - MRSA is often described as a contagious, potentially lethal bacterial infection that's difficult to eliminate because it's resistant to antibiotics. But the problem is that doctors are trying to use antibiotics to fight the disease - and antibiotics are immune destroying drugs that pathogens are known...|
|2/8/2010 - Patients who carry drug-resistant bacteria home after hospital discharge can transmit the infection to their home caretakers, according to a study conducted by researchers from Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, and published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.
|1/14/2010 - Public beaches may provide a home for and mechanism for the spread of the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and presented to the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
|12/13/2009 - The Journal of Hospital Infection is set to publish three papers in its January issue that discuss new research about the antimicrobial properties of copper. Studies are showing that copper is highly resistant to bacteria and that it may be a viable biocide to use in hospitals where superbugs like methicillin-resistant...|
|11/30/2009 - A recent Henry Ford Hospital study revealed that a new strain of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the deadly bacterial "superbug" that becomes resistant to many antibiotics, is five times more deadly than other previously-seen strains. Fifty percent of patients who become infected...|
|8/17/2009 - The combination of H1N1 swine flu and antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria could lead to a deadly form of pneumonia that kills half the people it infects within three days, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Researchers analyzed two patients who had experienced bacterial...|
|7/18/2009 - While the talking heads on TV have recently reported that thousands of people in the U.S. are now infected with the new "swine flu", or H1N1, there's another infectious disease problem brewing that has received little attention. The over-use and abuse of antibiotics has produced antibiotic-resistant...|
|5/14/2009 - The cellular phones that hospital doctors and nurses bring to work are widely contaminated with dangerous pathogens, even when the health workers wash their hands regularly, a new study has found.
"Our results suggest cross-contamination of bacteria between the hands of health care workers and their...|
|5/1/2009 - A simple swim at the beach may expose people to the potentially deadly bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami and presented at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of...|
|3/18/2009 - You've probably heard some horror stories about bacterial infections, including the "flesh eating" kind, that are resistant to broad-spectrum antibiotics. In fact, MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections have been on the rise over the last decade, occurring primarily in hospitals,...|
|1/30/2009 - In October, 2008, an investigation by KOMO-TV in Seattle, in partnership with Fisher Broadcasting stations across the region, found the super bug, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), in 3 packages of ground pork bought at grocery stores in California, Oregon and Idaho. They purchased...|
|9/1/2008 - Eighty percent of all surgical-site infections that occur after face lifts are caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the Lennox Hill-Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital and published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
|7/30/2008 - Numerous researchers in other countries have been reporting results on the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pigs and the risk of human contraction. But no U.S. agency or institution has tested MRSA patients to identify whether they carry the strain, according to the...|
|7/28/2008 - Infection with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is 16 times higher than the national average among Texas high school football players, according to three studies conducted by the Texas Department of Health Services.
MRSA is an antibiotic resistant version of the same bacteria that...|
|6/6/2008 - Extracts from two Eurasian wildflowers are highly effective at killing the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a study conducted by researchers at the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Ireland.
Researchers found that extracts from Inula helenium (commonly...|
|6/3/2008 - The antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is widespread among both pigs and pig farmers in Canada, suggesting the livestock industry as a possible source of the disease, according to a study published in the journal "Veterinary Microbiology."
|5/2/2008 - Schools in at least eight states have reported confirmed cases of students being infected with the "superbug" known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) following the death of a 17-year old Virginia student late last year, and the deaths of a New Hampshire preschooler and an 11-year-old...|
|4/18/2008 - Nearly 5 percent of patients in U.S. hospitals may have acquired a particular antibiotic resistant staph infection, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Researchers surveyed a total of 1,200 hospitals and other...|
|4/15/2008 - Researchers have discovered that a clay made from volcanic ash in France has powerful antibiotic properties and is capable of killing even antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
"It's fascinating," said researcher Shelley Haydel, a microbiologist...|
|3/10/2008 - An antibiotic-resistant strain of the common staph bacteria is now responsible for more deaths in the United States than AIDS, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "This is a significant...|
|1/15/2008 - Nearly five percent of patients in U.S. hospitals may have acquired a particular antibiotic resistant staph infection, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
Researchers surveyed a total of 1,200 hospitals and...|
|1/27/2007 - A new, dangerous superbug that kills within 24 hours has begun to spread across the industrialized world.
The bacteria is called PVL-producing MRSA, and it is a highly-virulent strain of Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as the staph infection. This strain of staph infection is resistant to...|
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|8/21/2006 - Infectious disease experts from across the United States recently suggested that MRSA -- an antibiotic-resistant infection often acquired in hospital settings -- is a more immediate threat to public health than bird flu or SARS.
A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed...|
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