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Super bug researcher calls for global action

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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 04:19 AM
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Super bug researcher calls for global action


www.uq.edu.au

A snapshot of the situation in Australia reveals a war that’s not being won. In recent years, bacteria or ‘superbugs’ have adapted to resist multiple antibiotics including the ‘last-line’ drugs.

Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as Golden Staph because of its colour on a laboratory plate, is normally harmless. Carried on our skin it can, sometimes, cause minor infections in wounds or create boils.

Image: MRSA

Multi resistant Staphylococcus
aureus (MRSA)

Golden Staph, though, is becoming
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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 04:19 AM
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The reality is..Medicine should not be dictated by money!
Pharmaceutical companies do whatever is profitable..This can cause problems from not releasing potentially life saving drugs because they’re not too profitable, to the rapidly increasing rate of antibiotics sold..
It’s no secret that antibiotics are prescribed for everything, and that’s just a reflection of our society’s wasteful and complaining society...
We genetically modify so many cells, species and bacteria’s today that its being passed down to other cells, species and bacteria’s the next generation..
Which means the antibiotic to fight one small problem could give antibiotic immunity to a terrible disease which makes it almost impossible to stop..

Now you may think that with modern medicine where it is today this isn’t a problem..But your wrong
The fact is pharmaceutical companies act for short term gain, rarely looking at long term effects and side effects!

With most of the world in poverty having no access to medicine easily...

We could see a lot of the world’s population wiped out very soon if pharmaceutical companies and governments do not put long term human health and security in front of profit!

Don’t underestimate this problem..The world and life on it is constantly adapting and changing and it will take advantage of any genetic advantage, that’s simply the way of evolution and cell mutation!

Watch out people, and be weary of your medicine and pharmaceuticals because profit is always above your safety..As I’m sure you already know


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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 04:35 AM
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If BIG PHARMA looked toward Long Term Health - We would all clearly live a lot longer and the Over Population Police wouldn't like that - The NWO Brigade are already planning to reduce it.

If BIG PHARMA - provided a cure for the Big Killers - (which they already have) Then we would all get healthy and if we all got healthy they wouldn't make any money.

So we would all be healthy and living long lives on a highly populated planet -------- Do you really think they would allow that?????

The whole system is based on Mr. Pharma and they aint gonna give that up any time soon.



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 06:31 AM
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We need to re arrange our priorities and decide what is truely in the goverment arena and what is private.
Medicine should be nationalized in all its forms....All medical facilities be they labs or phorma corps, as well as the medical profession, should be under very strict goverment controls.
The health of everyone shouldnt be relegated to any private business....ever!



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 06:36 AM
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These bugs are a part of nature, and nature is letting us know that we're being targeted for depopulation. Dysgenics is well along at this point, plus we're terribly overpopulating the earth, so let nature do her thing. The weak will perish, and the strong will evolve.

If you're wise, and have a weak immune system, purchase some essential oils to wipe these superbugs out. Oregano oil seems to be the most effective against a wide range of pathogens.

Good luck, everyone.



posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 07:04 AM
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There may be hope, in the form of Phage Therapy. This treatment was used with relative success before the advent of effective antibiotics, which were cheaper, and at the time, very effective. With the decreasing effectiveness due to inreasing resistance, treatment of infections with bacteriophage viruses again becomes competitive. More research should go into this IMHO.


Phage therapy is the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to treat pathogenic bacterial infections. Although extensively used and developed mainly in former Soviet Union countries for about 90 years, this method of therapy is still being tested elsewhere for treatment of a variety of bacterial and poly-microbial biofilm infections, and has not yet been approved in countries other than Georgia. Phage therapy has many potential applications in human medicine as well as dentistry, veterinary science, and agriculture.[1] If the target host of a phage therapy treatment is not an animal the term "biocontrol" (as in phage-mediated biocontrol of bacteria) is usually employed, rather than "phage therapy".



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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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The reality is..Medicine should not be dictated by money!


The reality is that health is a very important thing to people. It is also a rather difficult thing to develop treatments to help people once they become ill.

The reality is that no one has the time or resources to spare to give out treatments for things without something to offer in exchange. Society takes care of their doctors - always has. Money is the universal standard to measure one's ability to contribute to society - and therefor money will be the standard exchange for health services.


Pharmaceutical companies do whatever is profitable..This can cause problems from not releasing potentially life saving drugs because they’re not too profitable, to the rapidly increasing rate of antibiotics sold..


I will agree to the point that a cure is quite a bit less profitable than a treatment. However - there is no such thing as a "cure" in medicine. All you have are treatments - which may work excellent one time, and not so great the next.


It’s no secret that antibiotics are prescribed for everything, and that’s just a reflection of our society’s wasteful and complaining society...


We are a microwave society. We want to spend thirty seconds, solve the problem, and get on with things. We want a pill to solve our problems. When people come into doctors and pretty much demand a prescription - they will get a prescription or take their business to a doctor who will write one.


We genetically modify so many cells, species and bacteria’s today that its being passed down to other cells, species and bacteria’s the next generation..
Which means the antibiotic to fight one small problem could give antibiotic immunity to a terrible disease which makes it almost impossible to stop..


Has nothing to do with genetic modification and everything to do with genetic mutations. Mutations occur naturally and are strengthened by selective factors.


Now you may think that with modern medicine where it is today this isn’t a problem..But your wrong
The fact is pharmaceutical companies act for short term gain, rarely looking at long term effects and side effects!


There is a difference between not looking to the long term and being incapable of testing into eternity. They rigorously test many of these drugs for as long as a decade, trying to identify side-effects both long and short term.


With most of the world in poverty having no access to medicine easily...


Kind of what being impoverished entails. Perhaps you could go volunteer your career time to help them out. What's that? You have bills to pay? You have ambitions and goals of retirement? Hmm...


We could see a lot of the world’s population wiped out very soon if pharmaceutical companies and governments do not put long term human health and security in front of profit!


You have a thing called an immune system. It's pretty damned impressive and adaptive. Staph infections are nothing new - and quite rare these days. Though they are often very destructive when they get under your skin - Penicillin resistant strains have been around for quite some time - and the problem has been exacerbated by antibiotic body and hand soaps that select for ranges of antibiotic-resistant staph.

It is especially bad in the case of hand soaps and body washes because the population is not eliminated. In most infections - no antibiotic is 100% effective and kills all bacteria. It may only kill 75-80% of those it comes into contact with - but that is all your body needs to allow its immune system to finish the job and kill any antibiotic-immune strains. When you are just trying to make yourself smell pretty for the guys/ladies, or using antibiotic hand soap like some kind of neurotic mess - you kill all bacteria but the ones that are resistant/immune... and then they become the only/dominant strains to exist on your body.

Then they get into places they aren't supposed to be and cause a hell of a lot more problems than necessary.


Don’t underestimate this problem..The world and life on it is constantly adapting and changing and it will take advantage of any genetic advantage, that’s simply the way of evolution and cell mutation!


There's really not a whole lot we can do about it. Life evolves - on both ends of the spectrum. Our immune system even has a process by which it self-evolves using bits and pieces of the pathogens that infect it. I agree - we should not rely on antibiotics as much as we do - in all forms; it's just not all the fault of pharmaceuticals.



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