Researchers study coconut oil as a natural treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, severe burns

Antibiotic resistance is a genuine health threat. It is considered one of the major health issues of this age. Severe burn victims are particularly susceptible to antibiotic-resistant infection because their body tissues create a niche environment for pathogens. Antibiotic ointments used to be an effective treatment but the rising threat of antibiotic resistance leaves many burn patients vulnerable. Fortunately, … Continue reading Researchers study coconut oil as a natural treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, severe burns

Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections continue to rise: Just how inept is the conventional medical industry?

A storm of epic proportions is brewing. No, not your typical rain storm, but a bacterial storm in which antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” threaten to take over hospitals, critical care facilities, and various other elements of the healthcare system where sick patients traditionally go to get better. According to a new study by the U.S. Centers for … Continue reading Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections continue to rise: Just how inept is the conventional medical industry?

Deadly new strain of antibiotic-resistant yeast infection set to invade U.S.

The latest in a growing line of deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections is set to invade the United States, as health planners scramble to figure out a way to battle it. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are planning a major strategy session later in August, AMI Newswire reports, to figure out how to kill Candida auris, … Continue reading Deadly new strain of antibiotic-resistant yeast infection set to invade U.S.

Factory-farmed meat more likely to be contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria – study

A recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that factory-farmed meat is more likely to be contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria than organic meat. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after studying data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), a joint program between the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NARMS collected chicken breast, ground beef, ground turkey … Continue reading Factory-farmed meat more likely to be contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria – study

Toxic ingredient in disinfectants can give rise to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, birth defects and more

Experts are raising the alarm about a certain family of chemicals that are found in several commercial cleaning products. Quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats, are charged chemicals that can kill bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. But though they are effective disinfectants, researchers found that quats can give rise to serious health and environmental problems, including antibiotic resistance, … Continue reading Toxic ingredient in disinfectants can give rise to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, birth defects and more

Turmeric may be the key to preventing diseases caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria

British and German researchers may have found the key to defeating antibiotic-resistant bacteria and preventing the diseases they cause. In their study, which appeared in the journal ACS Applied Bio Materials, the researchers said that their newly developed tiny capsules loaded with curcumin — the active compound in turmeric — can treat infections caused by antibiotic-resistant strains of Helicobacter pylori. … Continue reading Turmeric may be the key to preventing diseases caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be hiding in some leafy greens, warn researchers

A study presented at the American Society for Microbiology conference has warned that plant foods can carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or superbugs. In particular, hard-to-wash vegetables such as lettuce may be hiding these microorganisms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 20 percent of the two million annual superbug infections are linked to agriculture. However, this estimate only accounts for … Continue reading Antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be hiding in some leafy greens, warn researchers

Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Herbs and plants make for potent medicines and holistic treatments for a range of ailments, from muscle pain to bacterial infections. These natural remedies also do not cause harmful side effects like drugs and are cost-efficient to boot. In one of his recent articles published online, prepper and natural medicine proponent Claude Davis shared three of … Continue reading Survival medicine 101: Three natural remedies for pain relief, infections and for improving heart health

Non Pharmaceutical Infection Control

Infectious control in the 21st century certainly is not going to be anything like that of the 20th century. The age of antibiotics is about over as great harm has been done to the world’s populations with them. We have come close to compromising our biological existence with the reckless overuse of antibiotics. Now we … Continue reading Non Pharmaceutical Infection Control

Study: Light and nanotech can prevent bacterial infections caused by medical implant surgeries

Spanish researchers combined nanotechnology and photonics to improve the effectiveness of medical meshes in surgical implants. Powered by light, nanoparticles killed any disease-causing bacteria that might cause a dangerous infection in the mesh. Medical meshes help a surgery patient recover faster after an operation that removed, repaired or replaced damaged tissue in his body. A mesh holds … Continue reading Study: Light and nanotech can prevent bacterial infections caused by medical implant surgeries