MRSA Treatment: Manuka Honey?

Researchers from the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff have discovered that a special kind of honey called Manuka honey can control the deadly bacterial infection known as Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or MRSA.

The researchers revealed that they treated MRSA cells with Manuka honey and found out that the number of their cell protein decreased. Fabl, a main protein of MRSA that has a big role in fatty acid biosynthesis, appear to have been totally destroyed after the honey treatment, they said.

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Anti-MRSA Drug to Fight Superbugs: Britain’s XF-73

British scientists have developed a new anti-bacterial drug, currently code-named XF-73, which could kill deadly superbugs in five minutes. The short period that the drug acts on the bugs is very crucial because it prevents the bacteria from developing resistance.

Destiny Pharma, the Sussex pharmaceutical company which introduced XF-73, reveals that the drug can be used to prevent the spread of the deadly bacterial MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus).

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Flesh Eating Deaths in Hongkong

For the second time in the past two months, the death of a Hongkong patient has been linked to ‘necrotizing fasciitis’ or the bacteria which causes the flesh eating disease.

The unnamed 48-year old man was hospitalised after an injury to his calves but he went into shock and eventually died on September 10. Further laboratory tests revealed that the reason for his death could be linked to said bacterial infection.

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Timely Diagnosis for Flesh Eating Bacteria

Most of the flesh-eating bacteria lawsuits are based on allegations that doctors or hospital staff failed to immediately diagnose the disease. Of course, if you’ve been reading this site, you would already know that – to be fair to doctors and other medical staff – the flesh eating disease is kind of hard to diagnose. What makes it so fatal is that if the disease is not diagnosed and treated ASAP, death from the infection can occur very fast within hours.

Anyhoo, here’s a story of a sports journalist named Joe McDonnell who was able to beat the disease because of the timely diagnosis by his doctor. The Press Telegram reports: Continue reading