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2013-03-01 06:53:37 AM  
That's just swell.
 
2013-03-01 06:59:33 AM  
Didn't Fark green the original article several months ago?
 
2013-03-01 08:20:38 AM  
cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?
 
2013-03-01 09:08:22 AM  
The bacteria can cause pneumonia, as well as infection in the urinary tract, intestines and the bloodstream.

Yay!  Great news for my upcoming bilateral hernia operation!

/has a sad
//and an untreatable infection in my willy
 
2013-03-01 09:22:42 AM  

Weaver95: cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?


There's only one way to find out.

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-01 10:16:41 AM  
Great.  Yet another VW with a Porsche engine.  Enough guys, it's been done to death.
 
2013-03-01 11:42:42 AM  

dittybopper: Great.  Yet another VW with a Porsche engine.  Enough guys, it's been done to death.


o_0
 
2013-03-01 11:43:42 AM  
Solution - never go to the hospital
 
2013-03-01 11:46:15 AM  
Why did I think of...
v005o.popscreen.com
7 15 different strains of  smoke virus!
 
2013-03-01 11:47:35 AM  
How all that anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer everyone been using working out?  Yep, just like a few people labeled "alarmist" said it would.

Clearly we need more anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer....
 
2013-03-01 11:48:58 AM  
Someone is playing pandemic on casual mode and devolving symptoms like a madman.
 
2013-03-01 11:49:21 AM  
It's been spotted just outside Providence...

i29.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-01 11:49:26 AM  
Currently, there are no drug therapies for infections, and none are currently expected, given that no new antibiotics are currently in production.

Well that's comforting.
 
2013-03-01 11:51:19 AM  
Research into treatments to protect against nosocomial infections that are resistant to current treatments doesn't seem to be a priority.  I'm hoping this research will become "economically viable" when more people start getting sick or dying from hospital visits.

Here's a scenario:  You go to a hospital for a routine surgery, and have made arrangements for a standard 1-2 night stay.  You acquire an MRSA infection in the hospital that requires you be hospitalized and isolated for an additional week.

Do hospitals have the "chutzpah" to charge people for the costs of treating an infection that the hospital gave them?  Can people sue yet for costs incurred due to illnesses that occur due specifically to the hospital visit?

/pissed that more money doesn't go into researching treatments for this
 
2013-03-01 11:51:32 AM  
www.popsci.com
 
2013-03-01 11:52:19 AM  
Why don't we use phages instead of antibiotics? Or am I missing something?

/like 4 years of university, medical school, residency...
 
2013-03-01 11:53:18 AM  
Cry Havoc, and let lose The Stand memes!
 
2013-03-01 11:56:12 AM  
My dad is currently in the hospital, so I'm not getting a kick...
 
2013-03-01 11:57:33 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse


dittybopper: Great. Yet another VW with a Porsche engine. Enough guys, it's been done to death.

o_0


What a superbug might look like.

image.automotive.com


pic is borrowed
 
2013-03-01 11:57:46 AM  
Why do theses diseases always attack randomly? Now if we could just get them to target specifiuc people they would be great!
 
2013-03-01 11:58:29 AM  
First, do no harm. Second, wash your farking hands.

http://www.ethicsoup.com/2009/01/dont-kill-me-doctor-wash-your-hands .h tml
 
2013-03-01 11:59:55 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: First, do no harm.


Except abortions, gotta do them.
 
2013-03-01 12:02:18 PM  
Well thank God I don't live anywhere near it....

*Reads article*

USA Today reported that species of CRE have infected patients at the National Institute of Health Hospital outside Washington, D.C., killing a 16-year-old boy, as well as at the University of Virginia Hospital, where 7 patients died and thousands of other cases in dozens of hospitals and nursing homes in the U.S. over the last decade. Death rates among CRE-positive patients range from 40 to 50 percent.

I live just outside Washington D.C. in Virginia. I'm as doomed as doomed can be I must say.
 
2013-03-01 12:02:48 PM  

mikaloyd: Why do theses diseases always attack randomly? Now if we could just get them to target specifiuc people they would be great!


The article clearly stated the infection is in Washington DC. What more do you want??
 
2013-03-01 12:03:42 PM  

rocketpants: mikaloyd: Why do theses diseases always attack randomly? Now if we could just get them to target specifiuc people they would be great!

The article clearly stated the infection is in Washington DC. What more do you want??


true
 
2013-03-01 12:03:52 PM  
Weaver95
cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

   Silver. I was the victim of two incompetent doctors a couple summers ago. One prescribed an anti-biotic for a cyst (instead of just cutting the damn thing out) which almost killed me (the anti biotics). My doc cut the cyst out and due to being sloppy and careless removing the stitches left me with a deep raging MRSA infection. After my near death experience with the anti biotics I was unwilling to take another round of that. A doctor friend got me some silver coated gauze for the wound and massive doses of garlic were taken in place of pills. Infection cleared up almost instantly wound healed in 3 days. Full recovery in a week.

  /infections cant build a resistance to silver or garlic (tumeric, tea tree, as well) like they can to modern anti-boitics
//the silver gauze is pricey but is unreal
///don't know the effect of the sticky icky on infections but it kept me from absolutely losing my sh*t through that experience....
//would never wish a staph infection on even my worst enemy
/the nightmares....jesus h.....
 
2013-03-01 12:04:00 PM  
Now seems like a perfect time to cut funding to the NIH.
 
2013-03-01 12:06:12 PM  
I have no idea what bug I caught two months ago, but it caused partial facial paralysis (ala Bells Palsy) that I am still getting over, and I know three other people who have had the exact same thing happen over the last few weeks; get the flu, and a day or two later, bam, nerve inflammation.  I feel fine now but the doctor says it could take months for my face to go back to normal.
 
2013-03-01 12:09:03 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Now seems like a perfect time to cut funding to the NIH.


Sorry it was either that or tax multimillionaires, so the choice was easy for Republicans.
 
2013-03-01 12:10:15 PM  
TheShavingofOccam123

wash your farking hands.


Goddamnit this x 10000000000000000!

   As my friend the dermatology specialist said to me as she washed her hands and gloved up. You have every right to stop that doctor and tell him to wash his f*cking hands before he touches you.
Wish I would have done that. However, I would not have a super rad scar to show off.....
 
2013-03-01 12:13:12 PM  

hdhale: How all that anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer everyone been using working out?  Yep, just like a few people labeled "alarmist" said it would.

Clearly we need more anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer....


I'm vaguely under the impression that those aren't antibiotic. Anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer are free to be capable of killing all bacteria it touches, in ways that resistances can't be developed for. Ingested antibiotics need to not be so lethal to all cells. I may be mistaken.
 
2013-03-01 12:15:38 PM  

Scarrio: I have no idea what bug I caught two months ago, but it caused partial facial paralysis (ala Bells Palsy) that I am still getting over, and I know three other people who have had the exact same thing happen over the last few weeks; get the flu, and a day or two later, bam, nerve inflammation.  I feel fine now but the doctor says it could take months for my face to go back to normal.


Were you making faces at people? Because I've heard it can get stuck that way if you keep doing it.
 
2013-03-01 12:18:11 PM  
Those might all be from me....I'm really sorry about this guys.
 
2013-03-01 12:19:01 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Now seems like a perfect time to cut funding to the NIH.


As someone that has worked for an NIH institution for the past seven years, and is very familiar with how positions are awarded and funding choices made, it'd say burn the entire farking institution to the ground, salt the earth,  and start over from scratch.  The nepotism, the lack of new ideas or research due to entrenched ideologies and dogmatic scientific beliefs, and casual disregard of financial management as a priority are too entrenched to ever fix.

Regardless of its former glory, the NIH exists now primarily to do research that ensures the future financial security of the top administrators of the NIH.
 
2013-03-01 12:19:41 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: dittybopper: Great.  Yet another VW with a Porsche engine.  Enough guys, it's been done to death.

o_0


No no.  Just wait.  I see where he's going with this.
 
2013-03-01 12:23:51 PM  
dittybopper: Great.  Yet another VW with a Porsche engine.  Enough guys, it's been done to death.

Great. Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi It's like as if someone was breaking into the DNC to eavesdrop and there was a coverup, it's been done to death.
 
2013-03-01 12:24:26 PM  

New Age Redneck: Weaver95
cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

   Silver. I was the victim of two incompetent doctors a couple summers ago. One prescribed an anti-biotic for a cyst (instead of just cutting the damn thing out) which almost killed me (the anti biotics). My doc cut the cyst out and due to being sloppy and careless removing the stitches left me with a deep raging MRSA infection. After my near death experience with the anti biotics I was unwilling to take another round of that. A doctor friend got me some silver coated gauze for the wound and massive doses of garlic were taken in place of pills. Infection cleared up almost instantly wound healed in 3 days. Full recovery in a week.

  /infections cant build a resistance to silver or garlic (tumeric, tea tree, as well) like they can to modern anti-boitics
//the silver gauze is pricey but is unreal
///don't know the effect of the sticky icky on infections but it kept me from absolutely losing my sh*t through that experience....
//would never wish a staph infection on even my worst enemy
/the nightmares....jesus h.....


First, be very careful with silver unless you want to end up looking like a Smurf.

Second, I would encourage you to read this article and this article, which raises a lot of questions about whether silver does anything (other than make bandages pricey).

Regarding garlic, there are medical uses for it, but it's the diallyl sulfide that does the damage to bacteria.  And yeah, they could become resistant to it, although they haven't yet to my knowledge.

TL;DR - there are medical risks with silver and mixed scientific evidence supporting it.
 
2013-03-01 12:26:13 PM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Scarrio: I have no idea what bug I caught two months ago, but it caused partial facial paralysis (ala Bells Palsy) that I am still getting over, and I know three other people who have had the exact same thing happen over the last few weeks; get the flu, and a day or two later, bam, nerve inflammation.  I feel fine now but the doctor says it could take months for my face to go back to normal.

Were you making faces at people? Because I've heard it can get stuck that way if you keep doing it.


That would probably be the cause if I were pretending to be Droopy.  My roommate thought I was having a stroke because I was slurring my speech and couldn't move my face.
 
2013-03-01 12:28:10 PM  

Walker: Well thank God I don't live anywhere near it....

*Reads article*

USA Today reported that species of CRE have infected patients at the National Institute of Health Hospital outside Washington, D.C., killing a 16-year-old boy, as well as at the University of Virginia Hospital, where 7 patients died and thousands of other cases in dozens of hospitals and nursing homes in the U.S. over the last decade. Death rates among CRE-positive patients range from 40 to 50 percent.

I live just outside Washington D.C. in Virginia. I'm as doomed as doomed can be I must say.


Me too.
oh well....
 
2013-03-01 12:32:18 PM  

New Age Redneck: Weaver95
cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

Silver. I was the victim of two incompetent doctors a couple summers ago. One prescribed an anti-biotic for a cyst (instead of just cutting the damn thing out) which almost killed me (the anti biotics). My doc cut the cyst out and due to being sloppy and careless removing the stitches left me with a deep raging MRSA infection. After my near death experience with the anti biotics I was unwilling to take another round of that. A doctor friend got me some silver coated gauze for the wound and massive doses of garlic were taken in place of pills. Infection cleared up almost instantly wound healed in 3 days. Full recovery in a week.

/infections cant build a resistance to silver or garlic (tumeric, tea tree, as well) like they can to modern anti-boitics
//the silver gauze is pricey but is unreal
///don't know the effect of the sticky icky on infections but it kept me from absolutely losing my sh*t through that experience....
//would never wish a staph infection on even my worst enemy
/the nightmares....jesus h.....


Honey. If possible, from New Zealand.

I accidentally the tip of my finger with a brand new sausage knife...part of my fingernail and all. Bled like a mutherfarker. A week later, got a nice oozing infection that felt like I had put my finger in the microwave for 30 seconds. Doctor said, liberally coat some gauze in honey every time I change bandages. Worked like a charm -- infection cleared up in about a day and a half, and after about 3 months you couldn't even tell I'd cut the tip of my finger off.

/mmm....blood honey.
 
2013-03-01 12:32:35 PM  

Sgeo: Anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer are free to be capable of killing all bacteria it touches


Exactly the problem. Our bodies are covered in a layer of bacteria which is harmless to us, and protects against harmful bacteria. When you sterilize yourself all the time, you're removing all that helpful bacteria, but you're still going to be exposed to foreign bacteria in your environment, and be lacking that layer of defense. You see the same thing with anti bacterial mouthwash. Our mouths are absolutely rife with bacteria, but it also does no harm to us, and prevents harmful things from entering there. The bacterial witch-hunt is completely crazy and irrational.

Doctors are really the only ones who should be sterilizing themselves frequently because they're digging around in your guts and whatnot, bypassing your defenses.
 
2013-03-01 12:36:34 PM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Scarrio: I have no idea what bug I caught two months ago, but it caused partial facial paralysis (ala Bells Palsy) that I am still getting over, and I know three other people who have had the exact same thing happen over the last few weeks; get the flu, and a day or two later, bam, nerve inflammation.  I feel fine now but the doctor says it could take months for my face to go back to normal.

Were you making faces at people? Because I've heard it can get stuck that way if you keep doing it.


Only if somebody slaps him on the back while he is making faces. It's science.
 
2013-03-01 12:37:32 PM  
I'm moving to Alaska....or Hawaii.

Map of where it's been found.

www.cdc.gov

Link
 
2013-03-01 12:40:56 PM  
So what does the superbug get out of it when it's host dies?  Not sure why God put these here.....
 
2013-03-01 12:43:34 PM  

Stabone33: I accidentally the tip of my finger with a brand new sausage knife...

Accidentally the tip?

Skwrl: TL;DR - there are medical risks with silver and mixed scientific evidence supporting it.


Was going to post something about mercurochrome, then realized he was just a dirty hippy and it wouldn't do any good.
 
2013-03-01 12:47:03 PM  

walkerhound: Stabone33: I accidentally the tip of my finger with a brand new sausage knife...

Accidentally the tip?

Skwrl: TL;DR - there are medical risks with silver and mixed scientific evidence supporting it.

Was going to post something about mercurochrome, then realized he was just a dirty hippy and it wouldn't do any good.


It was needful.
 
2013-03-01 12:54:49 PM  
As I understand it, everyone will die from something... so maybe this is your something.
 
2013-03-01 12:56:55 PM  

Weaver95: cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?


yah, but it is really hard to roll those teeny tiny joints
 
2013-03-01 12:59:06 PM  

Horsebolt McStabledoor: Weaver95: cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

yah, but it is really hard to roll those teeny tiny joints


i139.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-01 12:59:20 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Weaver95: cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?

There's only one way to find out.

[img.photobucket.com image 650x491]


*dramatic music*

The world's supply of Dorito's cannot stand that much ganja, you are taking a huge risk!

*Michael Bay Explosions, five-minute long shot of the a slightly burnt American flag waving defiantly in the sky*
 
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