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Drug-resistant bacteria a growing health problem

September 17, 2013
  • By Lori Wiviott Tischler, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Lori Wiviott Tischler, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Lori Tishler, MD, MPH is a general internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. In addition to caring for a large panel of patients, Dr. Tishler is the medical director … See Full Bio
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October 24, 2013

Drug resistant bacteria may present in the blood.But is it present in all human body?I am also taking medicines but i am getting well day by day.
October 7, 2013

Very resourceful information.Antibiotic resistance is a form of drug resistance whereby some (or, less commonly, all) sub-populations of a microorganism, usually a bacterial species, are able to survive after exposure to one or more antibiotics; pathogens resistant to multiple antibiotics are considered multidrug resistant (MDR) or, more colloquially, superbugs. Microbes, rather than people, develop resistance to antibiotics.(Source:wiki)
October 4, 2013

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September 30, 2013

I like your steps of decreasing infection. Thank you for this.

Cinnamon Vogue
September 27, 2013

If you are going for surgery, take a bottle of Ceylon Cinnamon Oil (either Cinnamon Leaf or Bark Oil or mix a combination) which has been proven effective against Clostridium difficile and Enterobacteriaceae. Use this to disinfect everything during your hospital stay,

For internal consumption drink some Ceylon Cinnamon Black Tea infused with Cinnamon bark Oil, That should mitigate the dangers of Enterobacteriaceae.

Dr. Gibson
September 23, 2013

It is odd that the protocol for pre-dental work prophylaxis for heart valve defects has remained the same for a couple decades.

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September 20, 2013

Forget aliens attacking from outer space. Superbugs are already here, defeating our best weapons.

“Superbug” is an unscientific term for bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. One example is Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA, infects 102,000 people a year and is responsible for about 19,000 deaths per year. In comparison, AIDS kills about 9,000 per year.

Ian Welch
September 18, 2013

In 2011, drugmakers sold nearly 30 million pounds of antibiotics for livestock — the largest amount yet recorded and about 80 percent of all reported antibiotic sales that year. The rest was for human health care.

No matter how the food industry spins it, you can’t get away from the deluge of news regarding the horrendous quality of meat in the U.S. The sources are not bloggers and hippies. The studies are peer-reviewed with massive study groups. Our own government, the last place you go for unbiased opinions, has recently made overt moves towards a diet less reliant on animals. No amount of lobbying can hold back the stream of research confirming the obvious. Meat is a “killing industry” for everyone involved.

Ian Welch

Delilah L. Veronese
September 17, 2013

Sadly hospitals are finding excuses and reasons to blame patients for getting these strains.

I’m still wondering how it’s my mother’s fault she got MRSA after an emergency surgery.

Yes everyone has bacteria on their skin but the antibiotic resistant strain known as MRSA doesn’t just appear in one’s blood.

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September 17, 2013

I usually don’t take antibiotics when get ill, but rather choose natural medicine or alternative remedy like drink lemon with ginger or take much tomatoes and others fruits with vit c inside at the first feel cold. Herbal medicines also can be my intake when feel worse.
However, I don’t know there are some foods which is treated with antibiotic. How to notice them?
This is good to read this article.

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