24 May '11, 5pm

Sweet Dreams: Bedbugs# May Transmit MRSA Super Germs

Photos via the Armed Forces Pest Management Board Good night, sleep tight, don't let the Super-Germ-Carrying Bedbugs bite. That just destroys the rhyme, and could mess up your travel plans, too. Or at least keep you from sleeping well. A Canadian study has found that bedbugs can carry the dreaded MRSA , a bacteria resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Scary, but not the end of the world just yet, Harold Camping. The study was small, involving five of the blood-feeding bugs from three St. Paul's Hospital patients in Vancouver. But it's been published in the June edition of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases , by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so it's more than just an interesting anecdote. The paper, "Bedbugs as Vectors for Drug-Resistant Bacteria ," is by C.F. Lowe of the University of Toronto and M.G. Romney from the University of British Col...

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Bedbug Bites May Transmit MRSA Super Germs

treehugger.com 24 May '11, 5pm

Photos via the Armed Forces Pest Management Board Good night, sleep tight, don't let the Super-Germ-Carrying Bedbugs bite....

100-Year-Old House Becomes Green Super Home

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conversion of a Victorian home to PassivHaus standards , he noted that it was almost like building a house within a house....

100-Year-Old House Becomes Green Super Home (Vi...

treehugger.com 24 May '11, 3pm

conversion of a Victorian home to PassivHaus standards , he noted that it was almost like building a house within a house....

The best animal photos of May

mnn.com 28 May '11, 4pm

We've created a photo album of the best animal images from the month of May. Enjoy.