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Antibiotic Resistant

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is a superbug with a mortality rate of almost 50%, and enough cases have surfaced in the last year that the CDC is reminding doctors of the guidelines for handling CRE in an effort to contain it (treating doctors, nearby patients, etc. are all at risk of catching it). CRE is resistant […]

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Gonorrhea: Curable No More

January 10, 2013

Antibiotic resistant Gonorrhea has now been found in North America. In Europe, it accounts for 1 in 10 STD infections. American doctors are down to one antibiotic that can be officially prescribed for Gonorrhea—an injection known as ceftriaxone—but it may not last long, as Gonorrhea continues to develop antibiotic resistance. It’s already estimated that there […]

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C. Difficile Infection Tracked

December 11, 2012

Clostridium difficile has become one of the scarier hospital acquired infections as the bacteria has been developing antibiotic resistance since it appeared. New research using different samples and evaluating the genetic changes has tracked how the infection spread. One strain started in the US and quickly spread to Europe, another (the harder to treat one) […]

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You may have seen headlines proclaiming organic foods aren’t that much better than regular foods—except, you know, in all the ways people care about. Researchers combed through studies to examine the difference between organic and non-organic food, expecting, apparently, that nutritional content would be vastly different. It wasn’t. Organic food does, however, have lower amounts […]

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No one wants to be the person with a sprained ankle that leaves the hospital with MRSA. While the EPA and several others debate about the safety of using nano silver for humans, animals and the environment, the medical community is already seeing the benefits of using nano silver in hospitals. For over a year, […]

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