Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mrsa | Do Tea, Coffee Drinkers Have Lower "superbug" Risk?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who regularly drink tea or coffee may be less likely to carry the antibiotic-resistant “superbug” MRSA in their nostrils , a new study suggests.Researchers found that of more than 5,500 Americans in a government study, those who drank hot tea or coffee were about half as likely as non-drinkers to harbor MRSA bacteria in their nostrils.Exactly what it all means,    .. more …

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Mrsa | Drinking Tea And Coffee Can Protect Against MRSA Virus

By Daily Mail Reporter Last People who regularly drink tea or coffee may be less likely to be carriers of the ‘superbug’ MRSA, according to a U.S. study. Out of more than 5,500 Americans who took part in a government study published in the Annals of Family Medicine, those who drank hot tea or coffee were about half as likely as non-drinkers to contract methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus    .. more …

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Mrsa | MRSA Less Likely For Coffee And Tea Drinkers

Coffee and tea drinkers are less likely to carry Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nose than non-drinkers of the beverages. That is interesting information, and just another reason to keep on drinking the tasty drinks. There is especially good news for coffee and tea drinkers because they were 67 percent less likely to have MRSA . Those who drank one or the other ended up    .. more …

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Staph Infection | 'Prince Of Pot' Marc Emery Treated For 'superbug' Staph Infection: Wife

VANCOUVER – Jailed marijuana activist Marc Emery has suffered a “superbug” infection called MRSA, leaving his wife seriously concerned for his health as he serves at least three more years in a Mississippi prison.Jodie Emery said he was diagnosed in April after a boil above his buttock tested positive for the infection.While his initial outbreak has been treated, methicillin-resistant    .. more …

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Mrsa | Mother Told Daughter Got MRSA At Pool

MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) is a bacterial infection that is highly resistant to some antibiotics.The bacteria can cause infection when they enter the body, generally through a cut or sore, and can be minor and local, such as a pimple, or more serious and involve the heart, lungs or blood. Serious staph infections may lead to sepsis (blood poisoning), pneumonia and toxic    .. more …

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Staph Infection | 'Just Kids Being Kids'

BRUNSWICK ” Nick Johnson, diagnosed with leukemia at age 3, has been in remission for more than two years. For him, though, his ordeal seems like yesterday.The 8-year-old from Elyria vividly remembers the staph infection that swelled his bottom lip, being diagnosed with cancer, the therapy he received at Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital in Cleveland and the chemo treatments he still refers to    .. more …

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Staph Infection | Karate Students Feel Better Through Helping Others

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) – Bobby “Mike” McGee has always been self-sufficient. Now, after a surgery and subsequent staph infection left him struggling to walk, he’s relying on others and vowing to pay it forward.Earlier this month, a group of children from Sidekick Karate in China Grove heard about McGee through Main Street Mission and went to his house to do a little landscaping. The children and    .. more …

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Mrsa | Guidelines Issued For Drug-Resistant Staph Infections

THURSDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) — An infectious disease association has released the first national guidelines for the treatment of potentially deadly methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)infections.Initially found in health- care facilities, MRSA infections have become an increasing issue for healthy people outside hospitals. They now represent 60 percent of all skin infections    .. more …

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