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Are we entering the post-antibiotic era? Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise, with millions of infections reported every year and thousands of deaths. How does antibiotic resistance work? How did we get here? And what can we do in the future to make sure that papercuts don't spell a death sentence?
Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future - Maryn McKenna: https://medium.com/editors-picks/892b57499e77
Antibiotic-Resistant Germs, Lying in Wait Everywhere - Carl Zimmer: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/science/antibiotic-resistant-germs-lying-in-wait.html?_r=2
The story of Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/flemingpenicillin.html
Ramanan Laxminarayan at TEDMED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWHq2m_Hwhw
FDA statement on Triclosan (in antibacterial soap): http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm205999.htm
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Mrsa can be cured with colloidal silver this also cures other super bugs partly because super bugs or bacteria eat the special antibiotics that are suppose to be killing the bacteria but can not eat silver for lunch. Also colloidal silver is antiviral antibacterial anti fungus it's the most antimicrobial substance known to man. If you don't want the flu this helps but so does getting enough vitamin D zinc and whole food vitamin C. Eating an organic diet and being healthy. But as far as super bugs they don't have a chance against silver. The burning centres in America also use sulfasilverdiasine because it's the best substance for healing and for preventing infection from the burn. Just a little bit of facts for all of you. God bless and good health to you all.
Guys look up phages it can kill superbug. It a virus that can target only certain bacteria. Phages therapy had been used in soviet union for 90 years and work wonder. The fda do not approve it, which is crazy.
I think we should start using bacteriophanges with anti-biotics, because then if a superbug starts to get immune to the bacteriophanges, it will weaken its immunity to antibiotics, meaning that it can be killed again with antibiotics it was originally immune to, meaning it can’t be resistant to both bacteriophanges and antibiotics.
The biggest reason for over prescription of antibiotics is ignorant patients who demand them. If they don't get a z-pak for their cold, they complain and say the doctors are bad or that they didn't get what they paid for. If the doctors get bad reviews, they lose their jobs. It's really a bad system we've got going in the US.
Not a single word about the meat industry's horrible effect on antibiotic resistance! This is much much much more impactful than overprescription. Look it up, people, stop eating meat, stop paying for people using our antibiotics to fund their horrid money-making machines. Your demand for rotting carcasses fuels this! JUST STOP EATING MEAT!
The idea that not finishing antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance just isn't proven. There have been studies that suggest that this isn't the case: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/26/rule-patients-must-finish-antibiotics-course-wrong-study-says
No they really aren't. The 80/20 rule is that 80% of effort would be expended on getting the hardest 20% of work correct. When it comes to 80% of drugs that bacteria comes into contact with, it's 80% of the problem! It's the contact that causes the ones that don't die to reproduce, and gain immunity. Basic evolution, watch any of this guys videos and he basically says this.
I don't know if it was known back in 2015 when this video was released but the main cause for the rise of the super bugs as you call it is actually the overuse of antibiotics in animal farms. Either you didnt know about it you you decided that this little detail was not worthy to be mentioned in this video...
Then we repeat this process like a million time and choose the best mold every time ....
but i guess scientists are not stupid they must have already done it ,
the problem is we have new drugs but pharmaceutical companies are not responding to that change ; because some king of loss ,i guess....
but if we can't treat any bug with even from latest research then i must say we are screwed ..
I am a Scientist currently working on creating a brand new Antibiotic, for a new form of bacteria that likes to hide in your immune system Cells.
The research we are doing has currently gotten us new species of Bacteria that is forming a new kind of Antibiotic.
I hope when we finish our research, this new Antibiotic won't be abused.
If the policeman has disseminated sporotrichosis, PCN would not be expected to be effective. Fortunately it's better treated today. But best to wear good gloves when working around roses, or anything with thorns.
The bugs WILL win. It's just a matter of time.
The drug industry is much less interested in drugs that cure the patient, like antibiotics, than in drugs that are continuing revenue sources because they only ameliorate a chronic disease. It's all about money.
Phage therapy us used very effectively in other parts of the world. But, as far as I know, the inability for the drug makers to patent phages prevents this very useful modality from being offered to Americans. People who might be cured of their infections are thus allowed to die.
Patients taking Viagra are less likely to suffer a heart attack, new research claims.
Men taking the impotence drug were found to have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart failure than those not on the medication.
The findings mean Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks, scientists say.
Experts from the University of Manchester studied 6,000 diabetic patients who had been given Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction.
The drug relaxes muscle cells in the blood vessels supplying the penis, allowing more blood to flow there.
This increased blood flow increases the likelihood of getting an erection.
Given the increasing reports of deaths in which the use of Viagra may be implicated, clinicians need to exercise caution when advising their patients with heart
Experts believe a key ingredient in Viagra called PDE5i, which relaxes blood vessels, also prevents damage to heart cells.
Heart failure is caused by the heart failing to pump enough blood around the body at the right pressure.
It most often occurs because the heart muscle has become too weak or stiff to work properly and is usually treated with medication which supports the heart.
Despite diabetics being prone to heart problems, the study participants did not suffer as many incidents as similar patients not on the drug.