Category Archives: MRSA

FDA Bans Some Drugs in Foods


The FDA last week has banned some drugs in foods such as chicken, turkey, cattle and swine as ensuring the antibiotic drugs remain effective in people. The ban takes effect April 5, 2012. Since 2001 the American Medical Association went on record opposing the routine feeding … Continue reading

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Can Copper Door Handles Reduce the Spread of Infections?


According to research conducted in the United State by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, as reported by the BBC, Door Handles LTD has learned that by changing from stainless steel to copper fittings could reduce the spread of infections … Continue reading

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Cancer Drugs May Fight Antibiotic Resistance Too


A new study published in Chemistry and Biology has revealed that cancer drugs may also fight antibiotic resistance.  The new study revealed that certain proteins that cause antibiotic resistance are structurally related to proteins vital in cancer. The pharmaceutical sector has … Continue reading

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New Disease Fighting Cell Found to Help Fight Infections


Researchers in Australia found a new type of cell that increases the body’s own self defense mechanism to fight infections and other deadly diseases. It was published in the journals Nature Immunology and Immunity. The cell was named as natural killer T follicular helper … Continue reading

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MRSA and Over the Counter Ointments


Do you use over the counter anti-bacterial ointments? These ointments may be leading to a new, antimicrobial resistant strain of MRSA according to  a study published Wednesday in Emerging Infectious Diseases. (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s monthly peer-reviewed journal.) According to Japanese researchers resistance … Continue reading

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Kids Who Carry MRSA at Risk for Infections


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Kids who carry the MRSA germ but show no infections are at a great risk for developing a full blown infection. The study, by the John Hopkins Children Center, involved 3,140 children admitted to the … Continue reading

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Can Coffee and Tea Protect Against MRSA?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Can Coffee and Tea Protect Against MRSA? Could it be that easy to drink a  cup of coffee or tea and protect yourself against the deadly MRSA strain? According to a  study done at the … Continue reading

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