Scientists discovered that a medication used to treat parasites in horses can fight deadly staph infections. It's a promising new approach to solving the problem of antibiotic resistance.
Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois think that regional cooperation — and a particular soap — could help them all gain the upper hand against deadly superbugs.
Antibiotic-resistant staph infections don't always start in hospitals, and they aren't always particularly dangerous. But, even after a MRSA-infected wound heals, the bacteria often remain.
Skin lesions are often misdiagnosed as a brown recluse spider bite when they're actually a tick bite or MRSA or even skin cancer. Here's how to tell the difference.
The search for lifesaving antibiotics is on. Scientists have turned up one promising candidate in an unlikely place — the human nose.
Hospitals have pushed staff to wash their hands in an effort to curb the spread of dangerous microbes. But patients' hands are infected, too, a study finds, and can spread bugs to other facilities.
The New York Giants dedicated their Sunday night win over the San Francisco 49ers to Fells, who is in the hospital suffering from a MRSA infection.
People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds.
Over four months of tracking and testing, French researchers mapped the hops that bacteria made from one person to another. Within a month, a third of patients were newly colonized with staph.