Children are increasingly at risk of contracting the methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection (MRSA) from hospitals, according to latest US studies. ...
Possibly the single greatest advance of modern medicine was a discovery made around 1850. Doctors were spreading disease because they weren't washing their hands between seeing patients.
Mounting concern over the MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) crisis in UK hospitals hit a frenzied note recently after news of the superbug’s latest victim hit the headlines. Baby Luke, born a healthy 7lb 7oz with no apparent...
We all know that our hospitals are no place to be if you're sick. Overworked staff who are deprived of sleep are so error-prone that a hospital is one of the most dangerous places to be. And if staff ineptitude doesn't get you, MRSA might.
This superbug has been doing the rounds of our hospitals for some time. But is it a problem caused only by poor hygiene, and why does it seem to affect hospitals in the UK more than anywhere else?
Health professionals who are at a loss as to how to reduce killer bugs such as MRSA rampaging through British hospitals might find a trip to Karachi worthwhile.
For years now we've been saying that hospitals are a dangerous place to be, especially if you're ill. The latest figures from the British government - which show a doubling of deaths from the MRSA superbug over the past four years - confirm this...
MRSA: Now wash your hands
Newspapers have recently been full of reports about MRSA [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus], the so-called ‘superbug’, which is affecting more and more people in our hospitals.