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  • Planned Parenthood Staph Member of the Year

    02/03/2016 12:24:16 PM PST · by Morgana
    Destiny Herndon-DeLaRosa youtube ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | Destiny Herndon-DeLaRosa New Wave Feminist
    Planned Parenthood Staph Member of the Year (Planned Parenthood undercover tapes parody. "Staph Member") Video only on link.
  • Aborted Baby Parts Buyer: Planned Parenthood Clinics are So Filthy Women Get Staph Infections

    08/26/2015 7:54:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 25, 2015
    Planned Parenthood calls itself the epitome of excellent health care for women, but pro-life advocates over the years have exposed the abortion business as a place that really doesn’t care much about women and their health. As has chronicled, some Planned Parenthood abortion clinics are filthy and disgusting places far removed from the legitimate medical clinics millions of Americans visit every day. Just how bad are the conditions at Planned Parenthood centers? To hear it from StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer, they are so filthy that women get staph infections by going to one. Dyer makes the candida admission in...
  • A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

    04/19/2015 3:50:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4-18-15 | Melody Petersen
    The cardiac surgeon had unknowingly spread a staph infection from the rash on his hand to the hearts of at least five patients by the time Los Angeles County health investigators learned of the outbreak. The doctor had operated on more than 60 others in recent months, and county officials feared those patients could be struck with the same dangerous infection. Investigators didn't ultimately tie any deaths to the 2012 outbreak, but four patients needed additional surgery because of the infection. The only public mention of the case came a year later in a little-noticed appendix to the health department's...
  • Boy Develops Rash, Dies While Visiting SoCal Lake

    07/19/2012 2:25:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 18, 2012 11:27 PM | Stacey Butler
    SAN DIEGO (CBS) – Tevita Alatini, a 7-year-old originally from Texas, died after developing a mysterious rash under his arm while vacationing with family July 9 at Camp Pendleton’s Lake O’Neill Recreational Park near San Diego. Alatini was with his family when he developed a small rash that spread quickly. When he complained of a pain in his side, his family rushed him to the emergency room where he died a short time later. A medical examiner in San Diego is waiting for tests to help determine Alatini’s cause of death. “It sounds like an overwhelming strep or staph infection,”...
  • Drug-Resistant Staph Infections in Europe Could Mark Start of a New Epidemic

    10/18/2011 10:04:33 AM PDT · by FritzG · 3 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 16 Oct 2011 | Robin Lloyd
    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona—A relatively new type of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus could represent the world’s next bacterial epidemic, an environmental health expert said here today at a conference for science writers. The superbug, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain 398, or MRSA ST398, was first identified in an infant in the Netherlands in 1994 and traced back to her family’s pigs. Now, researchers are starting to see more serious infections and some of the cases reveal no direct link to livestock, said Lance B. Price, director of the Center for Microbiomics and Human Health at The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), in Flagstaff. “The rate...
  • Alarming combo: Bedbugs with 'superbug' germ found (Vancouver)

    05/11/2011 1:58:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 5/11/11 | Mike Stobbe
    Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph "superbug." Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood. Bedbugs have not been known to spread disease, and there's no clear evidence that the five bedbugs found on the patients or their belongings had spread the MRSA germ they were carrying or a second less dangerous drug-resistant bacteria. However, bedbugs can cause itching that can lead to excessive scratching. That can cause breaks in the skin that make people more susceptible to these germs, noted Dr....
  • Cholesterol drug strips staph of color, virulence

    02/15/2008 12:35:11 PM PST · by Dysart · 25 replies · 167+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 2-15-08 | Deena Beasley
    Potentially deadly staph bacteria may be easily defeated by the body's own immune system once stripped of their golden hue by a drug developed to lower cholesterol, according to new research.The findings offer a promising new direction in the fight against increasingly drug-resistant staph infections, according to the National Institutes of Health, which supported the research. An international team of researchers found that a "squalene synthase inhibitor," originally developed by Bristol Myers Squibb, blocks infections of Staphylococcus aureus, named for its "golden halo," in mice.Staph contains a carotenoid -- like beta carotene in carrots -- that acts like an antioxidant...
  • Roy Scheider, Actor in ‘Jaws,’ Dies at 75

    02/10/2008 6:00:57 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 186 replies · 1,021+ views ^ | February 11, 2008 | By DAVE KEHR
    Roy Scheider, a stage actor with a background in the classics who became one of the leading figures in the American film renaissance of the 1970s, died on Sunday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark. He was 75 and lived in Sag Harbor, N.Y. Mr. Scheider had suffered from multiple myeloma for several years, and died of complications from a staph infection, his wife, Brenda Seimer, said. Mr. Scheider’s rangy figure, gaunt face and emotional openness made him particularly appealing in everyman roles, most famously as the agonized police chief of “Jaws,” Steven Spielberg’s 1975 breakthrough hit, about a New England...
  • Dangerous staph bacteria all from one group

    01/22/2008 1:45:41 PM PST · by Dysart · 4 replies · 52+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1-22-08
    Most infections outside hospitals are from a single, robust form, study says WASHINGTON - One single strain of bacteria is causing most cases of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus found outside hospitals in the United States, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday.The USA300 strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is extraordinarily contagious and robust, the U.S. government researchers said.
  • Group Blames Staph Infection in Homosexuals on 'Unnatural Behaviors'

    01/16/2008 1:14:33 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 41 replies · 149+ views
    Cybercast News ^ | 01-16-08 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - A drug-resistant strain of a deadly staph infection found in some U.S. hospitals is now spreading among homosexual men, researchers said. A conservative group has characterized the problem as the result of "unnatural behaviors." Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, killed about 19,000 Americans in 2005 -- most of them in hospitals, according a report published in October in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But now the infection is popping up outside hospitals in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles, according to Reuters. "The medical community has known for years that homosexual conduct, especially among...
  • New Bacteria Strain Is Striking Gay Men

    01/15/2008 10:54:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 82 replies · 455+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 15, 2008 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    A new, highly drug-resistant strain of the “flesh-eating” MRSA bacteria is being spread among gay men in San Francisco and Boston, researchers reported on Monday. In a study published online by the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the bacteria seemed to be spread most easily through anal intercourse but also through casual skin-to-skin contact and touching contaminated surfaces. The authors warned that unless microbiology laboratories were able to identify the strain and doctors prescribed the proper antibiotic therapy, the infection could soon spread among other groups and become a wider threat. The new strain seems to have “spread rapidly” in...
  • Give Hospitals The Right To Bare Arms

    11/01/2007 5:47:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 107+ views
    IBD ^ | November 1, 2007 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    When Prime Minister Gordon Brown addressed the Labour Party last month, he promised the cheering crowd that all hospitals would be "deep cleaned" to rid them of superbugs such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which are killing an estimated eight thousand hospital patients yearly. He also ordered doctors in the British National Health Service to replace their long-sleeved lab coats with freshly laundered short-sleeved or sleeveless scrubs to curb the spread of germs from patient to patient. Why aren't politicians in the U.S. pledging to clean up hospitals? New data in the Oct. 17 issue of the Journal of the...
  • Staph Infection Spreads to More Schools

    10/20/2007 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies · 359+ views
    WTOP ^ | 10/19/2007
    WASHINGTON -- School and public health officials are trying to calm the fears of parents who have flooded their phones with questions about an antibiotic-resistant strain of staph infection. D.C. Officials have confirmed at least one case of staph infection in D.C. Public Schools. A teacher from Davis Elementary School in Southeast is the latest person to be diagnosed. The D.C. Department of Health is investigating reports of a staph infection from two teachers at Drew Elementary School in Northeast, but the cases have not been confirmed. Parents of D.C. Public School students received automated phone calls Thursday night informing...
  • The MRSA Scam (snake oil shall protect thee not from zot)

    10/18/2007 11:18:34 AM PDT · by EndWelfareToday · 269 replies · 804+ views
    10/18/2007 | Self
    MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)! What a crock. For decades Americans have been sold a bill of goods by the New Age movement. We have been told that we must be vaccinated, drugged, poked and prodded by snake-oil salesmen with PHDs. Now we have a movement in this country to force those of us who manifest perfect health to pay for those of you who have succumbed to the debauchery of the medical profession and their minions in the secular humanist world. It is my view that MRSA is nothing more than another tool being used by Clintonesk type people to...
  • Drug-Resistant Staph Germ's Toll Is Higher Than Thought

    10/17/2007 6:57:17 AM PDT · by zencat · 42 replies · 45+ views ^ | 10/17/2007 | Rob Stein
    A dangerous germ that has been spreading around the country causes more life-threatening infections than public health authorities had thought and is killing more people in the United States each year than the AIDS virus, federal health officials reported yesterday.
  • Staph fatalities may exceed AIDS deaths

    10/16/2007 9:50:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 28+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | October 16, 2007 | Linsey Tanner
    CHICAGO — More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph "superbug," the government reported Tuesday in its first overall estimate of invasive disease caused by the germ. Deaths tied to these infections may exceed those caused by AIDS, said one public health expert commenting on the new study. The report shows just how far one form of the staph germ has spread beyond its traditional hospital setting. The overall incidence rate was about 32 invasive infections per 100,000 people. That's an "astounding" figure, said an editorial in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association,...
  • Prayers Needed Urgently (MRSA)

    10/10/2007 2:39:07 PM PDT · by Darnright · 233 replies · 1,856+ views
    N/A | 10/10/2007 | Darnright
    Would all who are so inclined please pray for 2 young men at my daughter's high school, who have been stricken with MRSA? One is fighting for his life, and his situation is very serious. The infection is in his bloodstream, and he could lose his life. The other young man may lose his leg. Can you please pray for Ashton and Cody? There are 2 high schools in my area, that have students who've been infected with MRSA.
  • Staph superbug may be infecting patients ___

    06/25/2007 7:26:27 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 15 replies · 682+ views
    Yahoo ^ | June 25, 2007 | AP
    Staph superbug may be infecting patients June 25, 2007 02:04:50 PM PST A dangerous, drug-resistant staph germ may be infecting as many as 5 percent of hospital and nursing home patients, according to a comprehensive study. At least 30,000 U.S. hospital patients may have the superbug at any given time, according to a survey released Monday by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. The estimate is about 10 times the rate that some health officials had previously estimated. Some federal health officials said they had not seen the study and could not comment on its methodology or...
  • Bacteria In Staph Infections Can Cause Necrotizing Pneumonia (MRSA)

    01/28/2007 4:09:37 PM PST · by blam · 105 replies · 3,342+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-28-2007 | Texas A&M
    Source: Texas A&M Health Science Center Date: January 28, 2007 Bacteria In Staph Infections Can Cause Necrotizing Pneumonia Science Daily — Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston have discovered a toxin present in the bacteria responsible for the current nationwide outbreak of staph infections also has a role in an aggressive pneumonia that is often fatal within 72 hours. "The virulence of CA-MRSA (community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) strains that produce the PVL (Panton Valentine leukocidin) toxin presents a nightmare scenario," said M. Gabriela Bowden, Ph.D., research assistant professor at HSC-IBT and...
  • Adults, children across Canada sick from superbug

    06/28/2006 7:42:18 PM PDT · by fanfan · 22 replies · 1,245+ views
    CTV News ^ | Wed. Jun. 28 2006 | News Staff
    A superbug that first targeted vulnerable carriers such as prison inmates and intravenous drug users is now sweeping across Canada, sickening healthy adults and children in a number of Canadian provinces. Researchers at the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported the development Tuesday in a number of articles that were rushed to print in order to raise awareness. Forms of the drug-resistant bug known as community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- or CA-MRSA -- are causing skin and soft-tissue infections which are often difficult to treat, along with weeping wounds that don't heal. "People have flu-like symptoms, but often it won't present...