NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria

NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria NIH study finds probiotic Bacillus eliminates Staphylococcus bacteria A new study from National Institutes of Health scientists and their Thai colleagues shows that a “good” bacterium commonly found in probiotic digestive supplements helps eliminate Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that can cause serious antibiotic-resistant infections. Pipat…

‘We’ve reached the end of antibiotics’: Top CDC expert declares that ‘miracle drugs’ that have saved millions are no match against ‘superbugs’ because people have overmedicated themselves

By  Snejana Farberov PUBLISHED: 00:30 EST, 26  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 01:17 EST, 26 October 2013     Health crisis: Dr Arjun Srinivasan, the associate  director of the CDC, told PBS’ Frontline that misuse and overuse of antibiotics  over the years have rendered them powerless to fight infections   A high-ranking official with the Centers…

Superbug MRSA Identified in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

The School of Public Health News November 5, 2012 NEWS RELEASE Contact: Kelly Blake, kellyb@umd.edu, 301-405-9418   University of Maryland-led study is first to document environmental source of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States   College Park, Md.–A team led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health has found that…

Whiter laundry and a surprising new treatment for kids’ eczema

Contact: Marla Paul Marla-Paul@northwestern.edu 312-503-8928 Northwestern University Bleach baths clear the rash and banish flare-ups of miserable skin disease CHICAGO— It’s best known for whitening a load of laundry. But now simple household bleach has a surprising new role: an effective treatment for kids’ chronic eczema. Chronic, severe eczema can mar a childhood. The skin…

Inula helenium ( elecampane ) 100% Effective against MRSA in vitro, 200 Strains

Br J Biomed Sci. 2009;66(4):186-9. In vitro activity of Inula helenium against clinical Staphylococcus aureus strains including MRSA. O’Shea S, Lucey B, Cotter L. Source Department of Biological Sciences, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland. Abstract The present study aims to investigate the bactericidal activity (specifically antistaphylococcal) of Inula helenium. The antimicrobial activity of the…