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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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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 Research Shows Probiotics Can Reduce Infections


New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Critical Care shows that including probiotics with nutrients, supplied via the patient’s feeding tube, increased interferon levels. Probiotics reduced the number of infections, and even reduced the amount of time patients spent in … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Use Being Tracked in Hospitals by CDC


The CDC is now tracking antibiotic use in hospitals. Previously they could only track the usage in doctors offices. Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2011 (November 14-21) spotlights the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Millions of Americans take antibiotics to … Continue reading

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Are Chickens to Blame for Infections Caused by Multi Drug Resistance?


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com  In recent years there have been an alarming worldwide rise in the incidence of infections caused by a multiple drug-resistant gram-negative bacteria that produce extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs).  Now, researchers in the Netherlands have used molecular … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Calls for Action on Superbugs


By Ken Buben, President – FancyScrubs.com The superbug may be spreading globally and the WHO agency warned about it yesterday.  This one is called New Delhi metallobeta-lactamase, or NDM-1 for short, the enzyme destroys carbapenems, an important group of antibiotics … Continue reading

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Superbugs in New Delhi Drinking Water


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Scientists have found superbugs in New Delhi drinking water used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking. The NDM 1 gene was found in two of the drinking-water samples and 51 of seepage samples, … Continue reading

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