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  • 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...
  • (Staph) Infection Is Growing in Scope, Resistance

    02/27/2006 10:35:33 PM PST · by cgk · 12 replies · 825+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 2-26-06 | Jia-Rui Chong
    A virulent staph germ once largely confined to hospitals is emerging in jails, gyms and schools. It all began with what looked like a spider bite on Eileen Moore's left thigh. Nothing to worry about, she figured. Within 24 hours, the "bite" became a 6-inch welt with a bubble of pus that eventually ripened into a black wound. Over the next few months, scabs dotted her face. A hangnail caused her middle finger to bloat like a sausage. Her pierced ears oozed pus. The cause of Moore's ordeal was a bacterium known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which in its most...
  • Virulent staph germ once confined to hospitals emerging in jails, gyms and schools

    02/27/2006 4:54:12 PM PST · by summer · 100 replies · 2,192+ views
    LA Times via Sun Sentinel, Ft Lauderdale, FL ^ | Feb 26, 2006 | Jia-Rui Chong
    It all began with what looked like a spider bite on Eileen Moore's left thigh. ...Within 24 hours, the "bite" became a 6-inch welt with a bubble of pus that eventually ripened into a black wound. Over the next few months, scabs dotted her face. A hangnail caused her middle finger to bloat like a sausage. Her pierced ears oozed pus. The cause of Moore's ordeal was a bacterium known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, which in its most severe form can turn into a fatal flesh-destroying scourge. For decades, the infections were found only in hospitals, where the constant use...
  • Prayer needed for friend with recurrent cancer

    08/18/2005 10:17:27 AM PDT · by tutstar · 102 replies · 1,135+ views
    friend ^ | 08/19/05 | self
    My friend Jackie has been fighting cancer for about 3 yrs. It has returned soon after she finishes chemo. This time she has had fluid build up and they would drain it, then they put in a tube so she could drain it herself but she has developed a staph infection and has been on antibiotics for that about one week now. She had to stop chemo because of the infection. There are cancer tumors growing again and she is in pain. She is a fighter and such a sweet spirit. She teaches Sunday School at church and has rarely...
  • Study Finds Spread of Resistant Staph

    04/07/2005 8:50:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 1,814+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 7, 2005 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Dangerous drug-resistant staphylococcus infections are showing up at an alarming rate outside hospitals and nursing homes in the United States, researchers are reporting today. Until recently, these hard-to-treat cases were seen only in hospitals and other health-care settings, where they can spread to patients with open wounds or tubes and cause serious complications. Now doctors are seeing resistant strains among inmates, children and athletes. In a study of patients in Baltimore, the Atlanta area and Minnesota, researchers at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 17 percent of the drug-resistant staph infections had no apparent links to health-care...
  • Staph infections linked to 'manscaping' (body shaving) [The latest homosexual disease]

    11/19/2004 6:32:42 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 95 replies · 7,676+ views
    Southern Voice Online ^ | November 19, 2004 | Ryan Lee
    ...Medical experts are observing the emergence of a relatively new strain [of Staph infections], known as community-acquired MRSA, among gay and bisexual men, athletes, prisoners and Native Americans. Since a staph outbreak among gay men in Los Angeles in early 2003, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention identified five major factors that facilitate the transmission of the infection: close contact, crowding, cleanliness, contaminated items and surfaces, and compromised skin integrity, said Nicole Coffin, a CDC spokesperson. The compromised skin integrity category includes tiny abrasions that may occur during "manscaping" -- the cosmetic shaving of body parts popular with some...
  • MRSA outbreak

    11/13/2004 9:15:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies · 2,110+ views
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | 11/12/04 | Helen Fields
    Infection spreads among Connecticut college football team Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections were once a worry only for people in hospitals. But in recent years, there have been more and more reports of MRSA being transmitted in the community. S. aureus, or staph, is a common bacterium, and many healthy people carry it around without ever knowing about it. It can cause skin infections, though, and MRSA is resistant to many of the antibiotics commonly used to treat staph infections. Researchers report an MRSA outbreak in a Connecticut college football team in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. 11/12/04: Birth asphyxia: Most...
  • Drug-resistant staph striking the healthy

    09/30/2004 3:06:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies · 1,545+ views
    The News & Observer (NC) ^ | Sep 30, 2004 | LINDA A. JOHNSON
    The Associated Press Flesh-eating bacteria cases, fatal pneumonia and life-threatening heart infections suddenly are popping up around the country, striking healthy people and stunning their doctors. The cause? Staph, a bacteria better known for causing skin boils easily treated with standard antibiotic pills. No more, say infectious disease experts, who increasingly are seeing these "super bugs" -- strains of Staphylococcus aureus unfazed by the entire penicillin family and other first-line drugs. Until a few years ago, these drug-resistant infections were unheard of except in hospital patients, prison inmates and the chronically ill. Now, resistant strains are infecting healthy children, athletes...
  • Staph Strain Infects More Healthy People (Flesh Eating Bacteria)

    09/29/2004 1:29:11 PM PDT · by foolscap · 30 replies · 5,145+ views ^ | Sep 29, 2004 | LINDA A. JOHNSON
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Flesh-eating bacteria cases, fatal pneumonia and life-threatening heart infections suddenly are popping up around the country, striking healthy people and stunning their doctors. The cause? Staph, a bacteria better known for causing skin boils easily treated with standard antibiotic pills. No more, say infectious disease experts, who increasingly are seeing these "super bugs" - strains of Staphylococcus aureus unfazed by the entire penicillin family and other first-line drugs. Until a few years ago, these drug-resistant infections were unheard of except in hospital patients, prison inmates and the chronically ill. Now, resistant strains are infecting healthy children,...
  • 'Superbug' Kin Infects Athletes, Kids

    07/17/2004 11:53:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Washington Post | July 15, 2004 | NA
    Reuters A drug-resistant "superbug" found in hospitals has a close cousin that is affecting athletes, prisoners and small children in growing numbers across the United States, disease experts said yesterday. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA can become fatal if not treated with the right antibiotics, said Daniel B. Jernigan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "MRSA is showing up in places it had never been seen before -- as a predominant cause of skin disease among children in some regions of the country, as clusters of abscesses among sports participants, as the most common cause of skin infections...
  • CDC To Monitor Children's Flu Complications: Drug-Resistant Staph A New Wrinkle

    12/08/2003 6:49:21 PM PST · by blam · 184 replies · 370+ views
    SFgate ^ | 12-8-2003 | Daniel Yee
    <p>The nation's health agency plans to closely watch flu complications among children, who have swamped hospitals in some states and surprised doctors with the severity of their illnesses.</p> <p>A new concern is the rise of a common drug-resistant staph infection that is complicating efforts to treat children with the flu, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.</p>
  • From savior to assassin - How killer germs have defeated our last antibiotic

    12/07/2003 12:52:39 PM PST · by Incorrigible · 100 replies · 1,591+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 12/7/03 | AMY ELLIS NUTT
    <p>The only thing Robert Thompson knows for certain is that his patient died. Almost everything else about Ryan Donahoe's illness remains a mystery -- and a warning. Now, five months later, the Seattle physician still asks the same question.</p> <p>How could a strong, athletic 19-year-old walk into a hospital emergency room complaining only of fever and lower back pain and seven days later end up dead?</p>
  • Antibiotic-resistant superbug causes deadly skin boils

    02/10/2003 8:27:12 AM PST · by tort_feasor · 42 replies · 2,876+ views
    San Mateo County Times ^ | 2/10/2003 | Suzanne Bohan
    Antibiotic-resistant superbug causes deadly skin boils Reports of mystery infection prompts S.F. watch on gay men By Suzanne Bohan , STAFF WRITER A bacterial infection that overpowers most antibiotics has escaped the confines of hospitals and is showing up in alarming numbers among the general public in California, according to health officials. Scattered clusters of the infection have been reported throughout the nation. While no cases have yet been reported outside hospitals in Alameda County, a rise in the infections -- particularly among gay men -- in San Francisco prompted the city's public health department to launch a surveillance program...
  • S.F. on alert for staph outbreaks

    01/29/2003 9:05:23 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 6 replies · 254+ views
    San Francisco Examiner | 1/29/03 | Noel Wilson
    S.F. on alert for staph outbreaks BY NOEL WILSON Of The Examiner Staff The City's public health officials said Tuesday they are alerting local labs to be on the lookout for a particular aggressive strain of drug-resistant staph that has shown up in gay men in Los Angeles. "Any lab work that gets done, they'll look and see if it is there" and report it to city officials, said Department of Public Health spokeswoman Eileen Shields. Although Shields said there have been no cases reported here, people in The City's gay community say they have friends who have it. In...