Drug-resistant bacteria increasingly common in US hospitals
(NewsTarget) A new study appearing in today's New England Journal of Medicine has found that drug-resistant bacteria are now the most common cause of skin and soft-tissue infections treated in a number of hospitals across America.
A team of researchers from UCLA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that at 11 hospitals across the United States, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was the culprit in 59 percent of overall skin infections. At a hospital in Kansas City, Mo., MRSA accounted for 74 percent of skin infections, while at a New York hospital it accounted for 15 percent...
..."This is all the result of two things," says Mike Adams, a consumer health advocate. "First, there's the mass over-prescribing of antibiotics, directly encouraging the success of resistant bacteria strains. Secondly, there's the stubbornness of conventional medicine to embrace the use of colloidal silver as a natural, broad-spectrum antibiotics that kills even resistant strains."
"Silver is arrogantly ignored by conventional medicine," says Adams, "because it cannot be patented. So doctors, hospitals and drug companies keep pushing patented chemicals to treat infections when a safe, natural silver solution would do the job."