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Old Fri Aug 31, 2012, 06:45 PM
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Study on B3 and staph

Here's an interesting article on the use of vitamin B3 for staph infections.

http://www.lef.org/newsletter/2012/0...-2&l=0#article
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Old Sat Sep 1, 2012, 12:27 AM
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This is major, Marlene. Thanks for posting.
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Catherine, wife of Bruce age 75; diagnosed 6/10/11 with macrocytic anemia, neutropenia and mild thrombocytopenia; BMB suggesting emerging MDS. Copper deficient. Currently receiving procrit and neuopogen injections weekly, B12 dermal cream and injections, Transfusions ~ 5 weeks.
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Old Sun Sep 2, 2012, 08:39 PM
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I heard a program this past week on NPR about the superbug that hit NIH last year. They're saying it will take a decade to develop new antibiotics. This is pretty scary stuff. Since so many with bone marrow failure go to the NIH for treatment, you'll find this article interesting. The good thing is that they've been able to take care of it and have instituted some new protocols. Sadly, six people died from the anti-biotic resistant bug.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...e9c_story.html
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Old Tue Sep 4, 2012, 01:10 PM
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I found this article interesting, it's about how another bacteria plus our own immune system combines to fight S. aureus:

http://schaechter.asmblog.org/schaec...nce-staph.html

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Old Wed Sep 5, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Interesting article Deb. It's such a delicate balance.
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Old Wed Sep 5, 2012, 12:44 PM
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They had another article about abx resistant bugs in hospitals. They found for one of them, the "wild type" bugs without the resistance were genetically dominant. So adding those to the mix in hospitals would reduce the resistance. I find microbiology so interesting. Not so interesting being sick!!!

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Old Fri Sep 7, 2012, 05:50 PM
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I've been reading about copper and its ability to kill germs. Changing out door handles, sinks, etc with copper can go a long way to stop the spread of infections.

Here's a recent article on it:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0907131538.htm
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Old Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:05 PM
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Good one. I use copper sulfate on my horse's feet to treat thrush (a fungus).
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Old Sat Sep 8, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Really....I wonder why there are not more topical creams with copper for humans.
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Old Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:35 PM
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Well, if I was to guess, the horse copper stuff is green and stains everything, and it smells horrible. If you get it on your hands it takes awhile (days) to get it off. But I would think copper handrails and stuff would be a great idea.
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