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O'Neill 'superbug' review promotes wider use of vaccines

Financial Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Vaccines should be used more widely in healthcare and agriculture as an alternative to antibiotics, according to a UK-led review into the problem of drug-resistant “superbugs”. Lord Jim O'Neill, the Treasury minister and former Goldman Sachs economist ...

Peptide gel harnesses nature's building blocks to fight superbug infections

Medical News Today - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Our peptide gels show promising activity against all superbugs tested and have the potential to revolutionize the treatment of such infections.

Chemistry team is developing superbug-killing disinfectants

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Chemistry team is developing superbug-killing disinfectants. February 9, 2016. Chemistry team is developing superbug-killing disinfectants. More than 100,000 people a year die from hospital-acquired infections, and a Villanova team led by Associate ...

Superbug cases in North East Hospitals on the rise new figures show

ChronicleLive - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Potential deadly superbug cases in North East hospitals have increased in numbers - putting more lives at risk. Figures released from Public Health England have revealed the rise in statistics.
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E-Cigarettes Linked To Decreased Immune System Function, Boost In Superbug Virulence, Study Finds

Headlines & Global News - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Smoking e-cigarettes can lead to toxic damage to human airway cells, suppress the immune system and alter inflammation, all the while boosting superbug virulence, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

Ancient Medicinal Clay Combats 'Superbug' Infections

Newsmax - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
A naturally occurring clay long used by natural healers in British Columbia, Canada, has been shown to have strong antibacterial properties that may make it particularly useful against multidrug-resistant “superbug” infectious pathogens. The findings ...

To Fight Superbugs, Scientists Are Turning Toward Antibodies

Newsweek - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Last November, researchers in China announced they'd made an alarming discovery: a new bacterial superbug lurking in the food chain.
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New antibiotic rules are key in superbug fight

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Over-prescribing antibiotics is hardly a benign activity. Liberal use of antibiotics kills off all but the hardiest bugs, which go on to multiply and give rise to a new class of superbugs - including clostridium difficile and carbapenem-resistant ...
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E-Cigarettes Weaken Immune System, Boosts Superbug Virulence: Study

Latinos Health - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 23: (CHINA OUT) Workers of the exhibition smoke electronic cigarettes during Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo at China International Exhibition Center on July 23, 2015 in Beijing, China.

The Issue Of Superbug Has To Be Addressed With The Same Effect As That Of Climate Change! - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The scientific community has warned that the issue superbug attack i.e., infection causing microbes which were once lost from the face of Earth and have reappeared, has to be tackled with the same degree of seriousness as that of climate change.

Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug Spreads in Southern California

The Voice Observer (blog) - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
An antibiotic-resistant superbug once thought to be rare is spreading through health-care facilities in Southern California, health officials say.

Speargun-toting superbugs end up shooting each other

New Scientist - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
GUN owners are more likely to get shot than people who don't own weapons - and something similar seems to be true for bacteria.

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs may be closer to home than we think

Mountain Xpress - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
Could a “superbug” bacteria outbreak in China threaten Western North Carolina sooner than you can say “zombie apocalypse”?

Recce has efficacy without toxicity - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Previously Recce has said the antibiotic performed equally or better in efficacy (surviving mice) than a commercial antibiotic, chosen for its efficacy against sepsis caused by the superbug, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) but ...

Why it took years for the FDA to warn about infections tied to medical scopes

Allentown Morning Call - ‎16 hours ago‎
A file photo of Olympus Corp. of the Americas' headquarters in Center Valley, where the company has about 900 employees. A file photo of Olympus Corp.
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Industry Experts, Veterinarians, and Sanderson Farms Weigh-In on Antibiotics in Poultry Production

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
And bacterial resistance touches on another concern regarding the use of antibiotics in poultry production and the rise of "superbugs." This alarming informal term is usually associated with human-borne, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but recently it ...

Hospitals, CMS rail against update to FDA device safety reports amid duodenoscope pushback

FierceMedicalDevices (press release) (registration) - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Last month, senators pointed to problems with duodenoscopes linked to superbug outbreaks and partly blamed an outdated FDA reporting system for not adequately monitoring the devices' safety.

Ocean's plastics offer a floating fortress to a mess of microbes

Science News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Duhaime wonders whether some kind of microbe superbug could populate ocean plastics. In an extreme and entirely hypothetical scenario, such a microbe could embark on a trans-oceanic, transcontinental journey by traveling via ocean currents to different ...
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Banned in America, soaring use in Britain: The poultry farm drugs that put human lives at risk

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
... year by 2050 - has mainly been fuelled by the overuse of antibiotics in human healthcare, resistant forms of certain food poisoning illnesses, including campylobacter, and some variations of the superbug MRSA, are directly linked to antibiotic use ...
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Your beard doesn't contain poop, but it could help develop new antibiotics

Washington Post - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
[Superbug known as 'phantom menace' on the rise in U.S.]. This is important, Roberts said in a phone interview Wednesday, because the overuse and misuse of antibiotics has spurred disease-causing bacteria, such as Staphylococcus and E. coli, to evolve ...