The Los Angeles Police Department revealed that a potential MRSA outbreak may have occurred at its West Valley station in Reseda. Three of its police officers developed skin infections after coming into contact with a homeless person.
Public Health May 8, 2019
Researchers in Michigan have detected superbug antibiotic-resistant bacteria among hospital patients' hands and nostrils. The findings of the study emphasize the importance of following a strict hand-washing practice.
Public Health April 16, 2019
The microbes found in fish slime could lead to the development of new antibiotics to treat infections caused by superbugs. Researchers already found strains of bacteria that have the potential to fight methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Medicine April 2, 2019
Antibiotic-resistant genes first detected in India in 2008 have spread to the Arctic, one of the most pristine environments on Earth. How did the superbug genes get there?
Feature | Health January 28, 2019
12-year-old Deja Smith is fighting for her life from a deadly staph infection. She was just a typical pre-teen weeks ago until she fell ill and was rushed to the hospital a day later.
Medicine December 30, 2018
Inmate Harold Millican contracted a flesh-eating infection while in a Texas jail. He spent a week in the prison infirmary with a rotting wound because no one was available to transport him to the hospital.
Feature | Health December 18, 2018
Therapy dogs are there to help the patients, but evidently, they can inadvertently pass them superbugs as well. A simple antibiotic wash can help prevent the therapy dogs from spreading MRSA to young patients.
Public Health October 7, 2018
Researchers have discovered a new a potentially new antibiotic that's very powerful. This could help against drug-resistant bacteria that the health sector is struggling against.
Medicine February 13, 2018
Experts have warned about the dangers of using the cellphone inside the bathroom. Here's why it is not a good idea to browse through your Facebook News Feed while sitting on the toilet.
Public Health October 9, 2017
Ten newborn babies at the UC Irvine Medical Center in California's neonatal intensive care unit have been infected with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is resistant to antibiotics and is difficult to treat.
Public Health April 17, 2017
The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree, a noxious weed in Florida, contain compounds that can disarm potentially deadly bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. What makes the plant a good tool for fighting superbugs?
Public Health February 10, 2017
New study showed that the rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus have steadily and significantly dropped. The results were recorded after the implementation of a Prevention Initiative.
Public Health January 8, 2017
Compounds found in the milk of Australia's Tasmanian devil were found effective at killing disease-causing pathogens such as the drug-resistant bacteria MRSA. Findings could pave way for development of arsenal against superbugs.
Animals October 19, 2016
Bacteria in the human nose can create the new generation antibiotic that could kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. Findings could lead to new treatments or preventive medicine.
Medicine July 28, 2016
A new water-based coating could be added to the production process of metals, ceramics or glass. This will prevent the spread of the deadly supergbugs and could also kill disease-causing pathogens.
Biotech April 24, 2016
Researchers in the UK developed the Mykrobe Predictor, a software that can analyze drug-resistant bacteria and predict antibiotic effectivity. Tests showed it can produce accurate results similar to conventional drug susceptibility testing but at a much faster rate.
Life December 23, 2015
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA was thought to be static. For the first time, however, researchers were able to videotape the superbug colony's movement, which may lead to the development of new vaccines that can target the superbug's motility.
Life December 21, 2015
Cats and dogs can transmit drug-resistant infections to anyone, officials from Public Health England warned. Experts urge pet owners to be cautious in handling antibiotic doses for pets.
Life November 18, 2015
An Australian nonprofit group warned against the dangerous notion that antibiotics can effectively cure colds and coughs. This is believed to fuel growing antibiotic resistance worldwide, which leads to at least 23,000 deaths every year in the U.S. alone.
Life November 16, 2015
Researchers in the United States reveal the findings of their study on mice that superbugs or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) become stronger if exposed to inappropriate antibiotic treatment. Beta-lactam antibiotics, the most common line of drugs used in bacterial infections, can make MRSA-induced infections worse.
Life November 12, 2015
Researchers from Roche-Genentech have found an antibiotic-antibody conjugate that could effectively combat MRSA infections. The technique is similar to treatments using chemotherapy drugs, experts said.
Life November 5, 2015
When it comes to survival, even bacteria communicate with each other to endure chemicals and antibiotics. Scientists found bacterial cells in colonies 'talk' like neurons in the human brain.
Life October 22, 2015
NFL Giant's Daniel Fells is on his way to recovering from his MRSA infection. Not only are doctors positive that they can save the football player's foot, they are hopeful that Fells can be discharged within the week.
Life October 20, 2015
Researchers reporting in JAMA Pediatrics found that regular staph was as dangerous as superbugs such as MRSA in infants. Hand hygiene was recommended as a cost-effective and easy to perform intervention to prevent spread of infection.
Life October 19, 2015
Tamoxifen was found in a recent study to power up white blood cells and make them better in killing bacteria. Treating mice with the breast cancer drug also led to enhanced clearance of MRSA and reduced death.
Life October 14, 2015
Study found new type of antibiotic that kills bacteria effectively and prevents MRSA-related deaths.
Life September 16, 2015
Hospital-acquired infections pose a major problem to patients, but a new light can kill bacteria. How could this change health care?
Life June 27, 2015
Gold-standard antibiotics used to treat drug-resistant infections are among those in short supply, report says. Ongoing shortages could have 'big impacts on health care,' researchers say.
Life April 23, 2015
The antibiotic-resistant superbug MRSA becomes more resistant to immune defenses after exposure to cigarette smoke, according to a new study.
Life April 6, 2015
Researchers have found that an ancient Anglo-Saxon 'eye salve' is astonishingly effective against the modern MRSA 'superbug.'
March 31, 2015
Superbugs are resistant to a wide range of antibiotics, but they may have just met their match in Teixobactin.
Life January 8, 2015
Staphefekt, a new drug, can fight superbugs in humans. The drug is currently available in a cream version and scientists are hoping to develop a pill or an injectable version of the drug soon.
Life November 7, 2014
The superbug MRSA spreads more quickly among players of contact sports than other athletes, a new study reveals.
Life October 9, 2014
White House pushes federal agency to greater efforts in combating rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Experts warn of a "post-antibiotic" world unless action is taken.
Life September 19, 2014
Sharklet Technologies tested its shark skin-like surface material that was developed to fight against the spread of bacteria and infection in hospitals.
Internet Culture September 18, 2014
Infection rates in New Hampshire hospitals are down, according to a new report - but what does that mean for patients?
Life August 5, 2014
A new drug, Sivextro, created to treat forms of acute skin infections like MRSA, was approved by the FDA through an expedited review process and will be sold for five years without generic competition.
Life June 21, 2014
A team of scientists identified a way to penetrate the protective outer wall that protects superbugs and make them difficult to kill. The findings could lead to drugs that bacteria cannot build resistance from.
Life June 20, 2014
Disease causing bacteria such as the MRSA, which causes about 19,000 deaths in the U.S. per year, and E.coli, known to cause bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome, can survive in airplane cabins for days posing possible risks for transmission.
Life May 21, 2014
As more and more bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, global health will suffer, U.N. report says. Call is for immediate action.
Life May 5, 2014
The stethoscope should be disinfected after each patient visit, researchers have warned.
Life March 3, 2014
The stethoscope may help doctors diagnose and cure illnesses but it can also be a cesspool of germs that could spread bacteria from one patient to another.
Life February 28, 2014