CDC warns “we will soon be in a post-antibiotic era”

For some patients and for some microbes, we are already in the post-antibiotic era.

The Centers for Disease Control, in a highly unusual new report, warned that America is threatened by a wave of new antibiotic-proof germs that could threaten public health, and that overuse of antibiotics in health care and industrial agriculture bears much of the blame.

 

 

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What creatures are living on your smartphone?

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A graph charts the relative proportions of different types of bacteria on shoes (odd-numbered columns) and cell phones (even-numbered columns).

There are whole communities of microbes living on your cell phone and your shoes.  The microbes are as distinctive as the germs on your fingers and in your mouth.

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Arizona mom inspects and records filthy conditions at fast-food playlands

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Developmental psychologist and mother, Erin Carr-Jordan, has made a shocking discovery of what is really lurking in children’s playlands. There is a lack of state/local regulation that is resulting in potentially deadly conditions for our children.

 

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How your pillow is an ideal breeding ground for undesirable pests and diseases

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Pillows are ideal breeding grounds for undesirables ranging from the superbugs MRSA and C.diff to flu, chicken pox and even leprosy.

a study has found that up to a third of the weight of your pillow could be made up of bugs, dead skin, dust mites and their feces.

 

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Hands-Free Faucets More Contaminated with Bacteria Than Conventional Faucets

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Hands-free faucets germier than manual ones.

One of the main justifications for hands-free faucets may have just been taken through the wringer by a recent Johns Hopkins School of Medicine report. While one might reasonably expect manual faucets to be germier than those of the hands-free variety on account of all sorts of grubby hands coming into contact with the handle, the team in fact concluded that the opposite may be the case.

 

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Touch-Screen Devices Can Harbor Flu Germs

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Text n Tweet n Sneeze n Cough

A squeeze, a flick, a touch – but keep those grimy, germ-infested hands off that iPhone. Who knows where those fingers have been? Personal touch-screen devices – iPads, BlackBerrys and Droids – are now seemingly everywhere, potentially harboring the germs and viruses that turn voices raspy and send noses running.

Want to peek at a digital snapshot, a friend’s Facebook status or to show off the latest YouTube video? Best to just look, not touch – or risk going viral yourself. British researchers provide some stomach-churning data…

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Voice and Motion Activated Telephone – Completely Handsfree Telephone System

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Telephones including cellphones, are one of the biggest collectors and spreaders of germs.

Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase:  The Handsfree Sani-PhoneTM is a completely handsfree telephone system that operates through motion sensor(s) and voice activated features and is adaptable to a variety of different environments. Features include voice activated dialing, voice activated volume control, connected call duration, a camera and screen, microphones, and dual speakers.

 

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