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Immunity boosting vitamin can fight superbugs


August 28th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A common vitamin may potentially provide a powerful tool to fight 'superbugs', antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus infections that health experts view as a threat to public health.The research ... Read more...

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Why H1N1 increased mortality in healthy kids?


November 7th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) During the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009, healthy children became critically ill, developing severe pneumonia and respiratory failure, sometimes fatal. A nationwide investigation in the US ... Read more...

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Sharing musical instruments can spread infection: Study


May 16th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Commonly shared wind musical instruments harbour germs which can be a source of infection, a recent study has indicated.Germs survive for several days in wind instruments ... Read more...

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Now, ‘artificial nose’ to sniff out bacterial infections!


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed an artificial 'nose' that can diagnose bacterial infections in only a few hours.The artificial nose is an array of 36 cross-reactive pigment dots that change ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honey can help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics


April 13th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A study has found that Manuka honey could help in clearing chronically infected wounds, and even in reversing bacterial resistance to antibiotics.Professor Rose Cooper from the University of ... Read more...

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New superbug behind fatal colon infections


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Syndey, April 3 (IANS) Australia is in the grip of a new superbug that can cause potentially fatal colon infections, researchers said. The first case of an epidemic strain of ... Read more...

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Occurrence of MRSA infection increases in summer, autumn months


March 25th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): Scientists have found a significant increase in the occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in the summer and autumn months.The increase was more pronounced in the pediatric ... Read more...

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MRSA danger in gyms may be exaggerated


March 4th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): A new study has found that community gym surfaces do not appear to be reservoirs for MRSA transmission.MRSA is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can lead to severe ... Read more...

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Australian honey highly potent against resistant bugs


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 2 (IANS) Honey from an Australian myrtle tree has shown the most potent effect against highly resistant bugs, scientists say.It could be used to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections ... Read more...

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Chemical compounds in trees can fight deadly MRSA


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found an antibiotic in the Eastern Red Cedar tree that is effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-a 'superbug' that is resistant to ... Read more...

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Proper care, not type on antibiotic, key to healing kids’ skin wounds


February 21st, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has indicated that when it comes to curing skin infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), timely and proper wound cleaning and draining ... Read more...

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Athletes ‘prone to skin infections’


February 6th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 06 (ANI): Dermatologists are urging athletes and coaches to be aware of the most common skin conditions caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi that occur in teammates and educating them ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to developing vaccine for MRSA


January 17th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one step closer to developing a vaccine for life threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint ... Read more...

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New MRSA strain found on Isle of Man


December 25th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): A new strain of the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that predominately affects young, fit and healthy people has been detected on the Isle of Man.The island's Department ... Read more...

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Immune system’s strong response to toxins can makes us ill


November 29th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Super-antigens, the toxins produced by some bugs, can trigger a spate of illnesses in humans due to their immune system's strong response to bacteria. "Super-antigens have a real ... Read more...

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New fluorescent light surface may kill MRSA


October 20th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Scientists at the University of New Mexico are working on a new type of antimicrobial surface which, equipped with fluorescent lights, would be able to fight off prevalence ... Read more...

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30 Year Old Mother Has Gastric Bypass Surgery and Dies


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A young thirty year old, overweight mother has died after opting to undergo gastric bypass surgery because she was afraid her three year old daughter might be teased ... Read more...

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New drugs that disarm MRSA discovered


September 17th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): A new study has identified anti-pathogenic drugs that, without killing the bacteria, render Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) harmless by preventing the production of toxins that cause disease.Currently, ... Read more...

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Blocking bacteria’s ‘death signal’ could treat severe bone disease


September 7th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a surface molecule on bacteria which instructs bone cells to die could be the target for new treatments for bone disease.Blocking the death signal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cranberry juice can block Staph infections


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): Making a surprising discovery, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have found that cranberry juice cocktail blocked a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) from beginning the process ... Read more...

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Antibiotics from frog skin may help fight superbugs


August 27th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Powerful new antibiotics developed from the skin of frogs could take the fight against superbugs to a higher level. Frog skin is known to have plenty of potent ... Read more...

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‘Natural’ coating for surgical equipment that kills MRSA on contact


August 17th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces, which safely eradicates methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).The coating is ... Read more...

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Now, computer program that can predict bacteria’s moves


July 20th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Scientists are using computers to find how one strain of dangerous bacteria might mutate in the same way a master chess player tries to foresee an opponent's strategies. ... Read more...

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New compound found effective against resistant microbes


May 28th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) An active compound, plectasin, from fungi and lower animals may well be suitable as an effective weapon against dangerous bacteria. Plectasin is a small protein molecule that can ... Read more...

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Indian scientists show how silver nanoparticles ‘have a blast’ killing bacteria


May 25th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists at Mangalore University, India, have explained how blasting a silver nitrate solution with an electron beam can generate nanoparticles that are more effective at killing all kinds ... Read more...

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Lifeline for ‘antibiotic of last resort’ unveiled


April 12th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, have uncovered how bacteria recognize and develop resistance to a powerful antibiotic used to ... Read more...

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Antibiotics combo may help fight deadly staph infections


January 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): An international team of researchers has found that a combination of two antibiotics is effective in fighting pathogenic bacteria.Individually, lankacidin and lankamycin, two antibiotics produced naturally by the ... Read more...

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Norway Combats The Super Bug Infection With Great Ease


January 4th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) There has been a great deal of concern regarding the rise of super bugs as antibiotics are overtly used and prescribed in the medical sphere. The ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles can heal abscesses


December 26th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) Researchers are relying on nanoparticles to heal skin abscesses caused by strains of bacteria that resist other medicines. Abscesses are deep skin infections that often resist antibiotics and ... Read more...

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New plasma prototype devices may help destroy MRSA


November 27th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 27 (ANI): Two new devices have shown tremendous promise in fighting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), as well as other drug-resistant bacteria.The two instruments are low-temperature plasma prototypes, which have ... Read more...

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MRSA strain linked to high mortality rates


November 1st, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital study has shown that a strain of MRSA that causes bloodstream infections is five times more lethal than other ... Read more...

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Cat owners’ homes ‘at increased MRSA risk’


September 24th, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): Cat owners are at an increased risk of having the potentially lethal superbug MRSA in their homes, says a new study.Scientists believe that pet dogs, birds, rabbits and ... Read more...

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Secret behind how manuka honey fights infection revealed


September 7th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 7 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, have uncovered how manuka honey can help fight infection-by destroying key bacterial proteins.Led by Dr. Rowena Jenkins, the research team ... Read more...

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Now, bandage with honey and maggots to prevent bacterial infection


July 8th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Staff at a Brit hospital are using natural healing products like honey and maggot larvae to clean wounds, and tackle bacteria like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).Nurses at Royal ... Read more...

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Bleach baths may help treat kids’ eczema


April 27th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): The simple household bleach is not only useful in whitening a load of laundry, but it can also turn out to be an effective treatment for kids' chronic ... Read more...

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