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Drug resistance not a risk in acne treatment: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who are prescribed certain antibiotics for acne - even those who take them for months at a time - are unlikely to develop bacteria resistant to those drugs, according to a new study. Full story

Rise of the superbugs: When drugs don't work

David Livermore is in a race against evolution. In his north London lab, he holds up an evil-smelling culture plate smeared with bacteria. This creamy-yellow growth is the enemy: a new strain of germs resistant to the most powerful antibiotics yet devised by humankind. Full story

NY child had strep, not MRSA

School officials have determined that a Long Island student had strep throat, not a case of the bacterial infection MRSA (MUR'-suh). Full story

NY child being treated for suspected case of MRSA

School officials say a Long Island student is being treated for a suspected case of the bacterial infection MRSA (MUR'-suh). Full story

MRSA much more common in U.S. than UK

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The antibiotic-mocking MRSA bacteria seem to be thriving better in the US than in the UK, according to new government data. Full story

Superbug's latest target: Maine lobstermen

A strain of a drug-resistant skin disease that has afflicted sports teams, prisons and military units is now proving a persistent pest among lobstermen and their families on a Maine island. Full story

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Mom survives 5-year battle with flesh-eating germ

Gene sleuthing tracks spread of superbug

Killer superbug solution discovered in Norway

Concerns growing over superbugs in our food

Super acne? Drug-resistant zits on the rise

Zoo elephant, caretakers swap staph infections

Hospitals see big drop in staph superbugs

Doctors report 'alarming' rise of MRSA in kids

Nasty intestinal bug spikes in U.S. hospitals


  Newborn lives with MRSA

May 21: An Illinois woman who lost her first child to MRSA, now learns her newborn is also infected with the potentially deadly disease. WMAQ's Rob Stafford reports.