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  • Escherichia Coli

    Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Increasing Among American Children

    Drug-resistant bacteria, largely the result of the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, are at the forefront of public health concerns in the United States. Now a new alarming report published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society indicates that an antibiotic-resistant type of Gram-negative bacteria is infecting an increasing number of children in […] More

  • Premature Baby in Hospital

    Link Implicated Between Bacteria and Premature Birth

    According to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, bacteria may cause premature preterm rupture of membranes (PPROM) in pregnant women, often leading to the premature birth of the baby. Researchers in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and at the Duke University Medical […] More

  • Orange, Green, and Yellow Plastic Baby Toys

    Toys, Books, and Cribs Harbor Some Bacteria for Long Periods

    Two common bacteria that cause many infections in children and the elderly can live outside the human body on objects such as toys, books, and cribs for longer periods of time than previously thought, says a new study from researchers at the University at Buffalo in New York. Previous studies suggested that bacteria die quickly […] More