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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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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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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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New Strain of MRSA Found in Humans and Cows


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com New Strain of MRSA Found The study, led by Dr Mark Holmes at the University of Cambridge, identified the new strain in milk from dairy cows while researching mastitis (a bacterial infection which occurs in the … Continue reading

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Staph Infection Outbreak in Newborn ICU


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Staph Infection There has been an outbreak of a staph infection at a newborn ICU unit in Anchorage, Alaska reported these past few days that is drug resistant. Since March 14 babies in this unit have contracted … Continue reading

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