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State of Michigan
Residents Reminded to Consider Health and Safety Risks When Getting Body Art
LANSING, Mich. Body art modification has become increasingly popular with one out of four persons ages 18-25 in the United States now having tattoo or body piercing.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Study finds alarming global rise in use of antibiotics
This scanning electron micrograph depicts numerous clumps of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that have become resistant to the antibiotic methicillin.
Pharma's Poor Reputation Doesn't Help In The Fight Against Superbugs
There has been a spate of recent articles on the rise of antibiotic resistance. From a New York Times editorial to Lisa Jarvis' excellent summary of the challenges facing researchers , the themes are the same: there is a major threat to the world's health and not enough research is being done to discover new drugs to combat the rise of these ... (more)
Reports from Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital Add...
Photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy , based on oxidative damage to subcellular structures, has the advantage of circumventing multidrug resistance, and is becoming a potential therapeutic modality for methicillin-resistant bacteria."
Wed Jul 09, 2014
The Arizona Republic
New technology helps hospital fight infections
The Maricopa Integrated Health System has a new weapon in the fight against emerging pathogens like C. difficile and MRSA that are resistant to routine cleaning methods.
Good news and bad news for travelers to Ireland
It's good news and bad news for international travelers when it comes to disease transmission.
New Hampshire Public Radio -
Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally
The total doses of antibiotics sold in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose 36 percent from 2000 to 2010, scientists report Wednesday.
NIH launches Phase I clinical trial of novel drug to treat Clostridium difficile infection
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched an early-stage clinical trial of CRS3123, an investigational oral antibiotic intended to treat Clostridium difficile infection.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Cellceutix Brilacidin ABSSSI Trial Gets Positive Review by Data...
In the Company's phase 2b study on patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections , an independent Data Safety Monitoring Board gave a positive review of interim safety data, collected after approximately 50% of the subjects were enrolled.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
What specific infections can you get from a cat bite?
Cat bites are dangerous for a few reasons. They tend to be deep puncture wounds, which are almost always dangerous, because deep puncture wounds put bacteria deep into tissue.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
GeneWeave Attracts $12 Million to Provide Same-Shift...
"We are very excited to have the continued support of our investors as we develop diagnostic solutions to make patient care safer and more affordable," said , GeneWeave's Chief Executive Officer.
Super bug in Scotland's hospitals hits record low
There were 270 cases where patients aged 65 or older were reported as having the bug between January and March this year, the lowest number since monitoring began.
Nurse 'haunted' by patient treatment
A nurse was left "haunted" at the treatment of patients by staff at the Princess of Wales hospital in Bridgend, an employment tribunal heard.
Seven deadly illnesses reaching dangerous levels of resistance to antibiotics
The drug chloroquine was supposed to rid the world of malaria, but resistance grew and by the late 1970s it was useless.
UK's Cameron calls for global action on superbug threat
Prime Minister David Cameron called on Wednesday for global action to tackle the threat of drug-resistant superbugs and said Britain planned to take a leading role in finding ways to spur the development of new antibiotics.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Aspiring model becomes online sensation after revealing colostomy bags in bikini selfie
Posting a bikini selfie on social media is hardly groundbreaking- but for Bethany Townsend, one such photo might just change her life.
Sea of blue spotted off one of Sussex's busiest roads
The purple patch, visible from Ditchling Road, is thought to be flax flowers - a plant first used by pre-historic man 30,000 years ago to help fight infections.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
John Radcliffe Hospital chief hits back over Government's - dirty' claim
HOSPITAL boss Sir Jonathan Michael has hit back at a Government claim that Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital is among England's worst for cleanliness.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Cidara Therapeutics raises $32 million
Cidara Therapeutics has raised $32 million in venture financing, the San Diego startup said Monday.
SteriWeb Medical Receives Fda Otc Clearance for Resistance Free Antimicrobial Gel
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SteriWeb Medical has announced FDA over the counter clearance for Omnicide Antimicrobial Gel , a long-lasting, non-antibiotic, petrolatum based topical gel with proven effectiveness against even the most resistant, virulent bacteria, such as MRSA, VRE, and CRE.