Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mrsa | MRSA Wiped Out At Midland Hospitals

Jul 17 2011 by Ben Goldby, Sunday Mercury MIDLAND hospitals have won the war against the killer superbug MRSA – with some NHS trusts completely eradicating the disease.The infection was hitting more than a thousand vulnerable patients in the region every year at its peak in 2004 and 2005, leading to many deaths.Now cases of the dreaded superbug have fallen to just over 100 in the last 12    .. more …

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Mrsa | Do Tea, Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk Of MRSA Superbug?

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – 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 harbor methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus    .. more …

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Staph Infection | Prevention Is Key To Stopping Spread Of Mrsa And Other Staph ...

An infection commonly mistaken as a spider bite, ingrown hair or pimple, and previously found almost exclusively in hospitals, is now becoming a problem in communities nationwide, spreading among teammates, students, family and friends. A type of staph infection, it’s commonly known as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), and it’s growing at an alarming rate. “MRSA germs are    .. more …

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Mrsa | Coffee And Tea Consumption Can Reduce MRSA Risk By 67 Percent, Study Says

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of bacterial infection that is resistant to traditional antibiotics. A new study found that coffee and tea consumption can reduce a person’s risk of contracting MRSA by as much as 67 percent, according to ABC News.The study was conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and included 5,555 participants.    .. more …

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Mrsa Symptoms | Mrsa Symptoms

What are the symptoms if you think you have MRSA? MRSA, or to give it is full name, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a form of the bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus (SA). This is a common type of bacteria that is found in the nose or on the skin of around a quarter of the population. Most of the time it causes absolutely no problems and is quite harmless. However, for anyone that has a    .. more …

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Staph Infection | Ohio Appeals Court OKs Staph Suit Against Browns

Ohio appeals court OKs staph suit against BrownsCLEVELAND (AP) An Ohio appeals court has ruled in favor of former Cleveland Browns center LeCharles Bentley, saying the team can’t force NFL arbitration to halt a lawsuit on the career-ending staph infection he says he contracted at the team’s training facility.The Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals in Cleveland on Thursday upheld a Cuyahoga County    .. more …

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Mrsa | Coffee And Tea Consumption Reduce MRSA Risk

While an apple a day may keep the doctor away, new research published in the Annals of Family Medicine say that hot tea or coffee may keep the methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus, or MRSA, bug away, or at least out of your nose. The study, led by Eric Matheson from the University of South Carolina, looked at 5,500 Americans and their coffee and hot tea consumption in association with the    .. more …

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Mrsa | Can Hot Coffee Or Tea Cut MRSA Risk?

Coffee and Tea Drinkers Less Likely to Have Evidence of MRSA Inside Their Noses, Researchers Say By Denise Mann WebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD July 11, 2011 — Can drinking a steaming hot cup of coffee or tea reduce the likelihood of having MRSA bacteria lurking inside your nose? New research in the Annals of Family Medicine says these beverages have antimicrobial properties    .. more …

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