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(The Raw Story)   Yet another superbug is slowly spreading through US. And by "another", they mean 15 different strains of superbug   (rawstory.com) divider line 23
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2013-03-01 09:22:42 AM  
3 votes:

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


There's only one way to find out.

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2013-03-01 12:19:01 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:47:35 AM  
2 votes:
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 06:22:12 PM  
1 votes:
darth_badger

http://jmm.sgmjournals.org/content/55/1/59.full.pdf

The science of it. Good read, especially encouraging against MRSA. Hope it works for you like it did for me.
2013-03-01 03:47:50 PM  
1 votes:

New Age Redneck: meat0918


That said, there are a lot of hucksters out there causing pain, harm, and death based on pseudo-science and outright lies.

My infection was the direct result of an incompetent doctor and a couple stupid mistakes he made. I was also almost killed by another doctor prescribing anti biotics that were useless on an MRSA infection, he didn't even swab it and  have it tested before he prescribed something that almost killed me. As incompetent as these motherf*kers were I still embrace western medicine, that said,  I have had much success with alternative medicine. If a form of healing works I don't care the label attached to it.

    Do you have a similar study for western medicine? How many mistakes? How many prescription drugs kill people?


Applied properly, the principals of western medicine work well.

However there are allot of doctors who do not deserve their medical license and do not apply those principals to their work.

It requires concern for the quality of your work, not just your paycheck.
2013-03-01 02:27:54 PM  
1 votes:

Carn: Benjamin Orr: Myria: The ultimate irony is that many people who are overly scared about superbugs don't believe in evolution...

God is just finding new ways to punish us. Duh.

God sounds like a dickhead.


Haven't read the Bible much, I see.
2013-03-01 02:24:35 PM  
1 votes:

Benjamin Orr: Myria: The ultimate irony is that many people who are overly scared about superbugs don't believe in evolution...

God is just finding new ways to punish us. Duh.


God sounds like a dickhead.
2013-03-01 02:23:03 PM  
1 votes:
M-O-O-N, that spells untreatable, laws yes...

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2013-03-01 02:08:23 PM  
1 votes:
The ultimate irony is that many people who are overly scared about superbugs don't believe in evolution...
2013-03-01 01:36:27 PM  
1 votes:

Walker: 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.


Remember a couple of weeks ago when those "temporary" Bush tax cuts for the rich were due to finally expire unless the Democrats did something retarded like voting to extend them like they did back in 2010?

But instead of just letting them expire, or extending them again, the Democrats voted to make the Bush tax cuts for the rich a permanent part of our tax system?

So now Billionaires pay less taxes on their primary form of income than a regular Joe who makes 35K a year, and this tax rate will never ever expire?

Remember that?

/OMG! Fiscal Cliff!!!
2013-03-01 12:56:55 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:32:35 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:24:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:09:03 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:04:00 PM  
1 votes:
Now seems like a perfect time to cut funding to the NIH.
2013-03-01 11:58:29 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:57:33 AM  
1 votes:

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.

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pic is borrowed
2013-03-01 11:52:19 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:51:32 AM  
1 votes:
www.popsci.com
2013-03-01 11:51:19 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:43:42 AM  
1 votes:
Solution - never go to the hospital
2013-03-01 11:42:42 AM  
1 votes:

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


o_0
2013-03-01 08:20:38 AM  
1 votes:
cannabis can kill antibiotic resistant MRSA infections...I wonder if it could kill this stuff?
 
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