| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Living by a hog farm or near crop fields fertilized with the animals' manure can raise your risk of getting a drug-resistant infection, a new study finds.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found a link in...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Estimated cases of infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, fell more than 30% in the U.S. between 2005 and 2011, suggesting that heightened efforts to combat the infections in hospitals had made a difference, researchers wrote...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Beware of magical discoveries: They generally require careful use lest the magic wear off. Even the genie's lamp gave only three wishes.
Antibiotics, which at one point were viewed as miracle drugs providing cures for previously fatal illnesses, are...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Nothing gets our attention like pain.
But pain is more than the body’s miniature cattle prod to get us to heed a wound, rest a swollen ankle, or stop eating chili peppers. Pain may be the language between animals and microbes.
Far from being a...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: I recently visited a friend in the hospital. He had internal bleeding. He was put in a private room called "isolation." I asked the nurse if he had an infection. She said, "No, he is colonized with MRSA." What does that mean?
A: All of us are...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 2:07 PM
PHOENIX, AZ. (KTLA) -- A new study on meat and poultry sold in grocery stores has revealed that Staphylococcus aureus is present in much of what is sold, with .
According to the results of the study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Lou Ruth Blake was the family's matriarch who sang in the church choir and organized gospel shows. Lowell Frederick Blake liked to make people laugh. Venessa Marie Blake was the ardent churchgoer with a contagious smile.
All three family members died...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:09 PM
It's nearly spring, temperatures in the 70s, yet the flu waited until now to ramp up in Maryland, killing three members of a Calvert County family.
Usually, flu season strikes earlier. By this time last year, the flu had been widespread and had already...
| Jan 9, 2012
Only 20% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to people who are sick with bacterial infections, such as ear and urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most of the penicillin, tetracycline and other antibiotic drugs used in this country are given...
| Jan 13, 2012
He gets around, that George Washington.
Spit crisp and slick from the ATM, he slides in and out of wallets, waiters' aprons, beggars' coffee cups, deli cash registers, the pockets of teens' jeans.
Countless anonymous fingers have fondled that buck of...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Living near a livestock farm may increase your risk of acquiring an antibiotic-resistant infection, according to a new study led by researchers from Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health.
In reviewing data from the Netherlands, a team of...