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Antibiotic Resistance

Let's Give Thanks and Hope We Haven't Lost the War Against Superbugs

Lance B. Price | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

After you've checked the thermometer to make sure that the deepest part of the stuffing and the turkey breast has hit 165° F, join hands with your loved ones and hope that the colistin-resistant bacteria in Chinese livestock don't make their way to the U.S.

Unethical Online Pharmacies Are Fueling The Rise Of 'Superbugs'

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Global growth of unregulated over-the-counter and Internet sales of precious antibiotic medicines is further fueling the rise of deadly, drug-resista...

Scientists Have Found Bacteria Resistant To 'Last Resort' Drug

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.25.2015 | Science

Scientists have discovered a bacteria mutation that they say is resistant to an antibiotic typically considered "the last line of defense" aga...

7 Hard Facts About Antibiotics

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
The Conversation Africa

Far from being someone else's problem, the release of a World Health Organization (WHO) multi-country survey describes public awareness around antibiotic resistance, and highlights common misconceptions that are driving the current crisis. Here are seven of them.

5 Myths About Antibiotic Resistance That Are Putting Us All At Risk

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

People across the world are alarmingly confused about the role of antibiotics and the right way to take them, and this ignorance is fueling the rise ...

Scientists Concerned About Use Of Antibiotics To Treat MRSA Superbug

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

The antibiotic most commonly used to treat MRSA may actually make the infection worse, a new study finds. The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus -- know...

This Disease Could Kill 75 Million People By 2050, And You've Likely Never Heard Of It

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics

Nora Rodriguez could not shake her cough. The 51-year-old Denver teacher had noticed herself slowing down, unable to chase after her grandkids. Climb...

Ending the Overuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals Doesn't Stop With Chicken

Laura Rogers | Posted 09.29.2015 | Science
Laura Rogers

Big players in the food industry (Tyson Foods, Perdue, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, Costco, Wendy's and Subway) have all made announcements, with varying levels of detail, on their plans to produce and/or source chicken raised with limited or no antibiotics.

How Much Bacteria Is in Your Burger?

Chris Hunt | Posted 09.04.2015 | Green
Chris Hunt

Just in time to put a damper on your Labor Day barbecue, the latest edition of Consumer Reports Magazine hit newsstands yesterday with the cover story, "How Safe is Your Ground Beef?" Our two-word summary: Not very.

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Found At California Hospital

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- A Los Angeles-area hospital said Wednesday that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that has ...

Why We Need Better Data On Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production

Lance B. Price | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

Studies from around the world and dating back to the 1960s have drawn links between agricultural use of antibiotics, the development and spread of drug resistance, and resulting human infections.

Why Our Antibiotics Aren't Working and What We Can Do to Fix It

Aspen Institute | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Aspen Institute

The panel agreed that the biggest step that must be taken to reduce the rate at which bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics is to change societal behaviors.

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About UTIs*

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living

When you have a urinary tract infection, something feels very, very wrong down there. There’s a burning or stinging sensation when you pee, dul...

Superbug Infections Will Keep Rising If We Don't Do Something Now | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 08/05/2015 11:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are projected to increase in the U...

Labels on Antibiotic-Fed Meat: Fine Print Is Better Than No Print

Stephen Wells | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Stephen Wells

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is increasingly under the microscope as the global emergency of antibiotic resistant diseases grows more severe. A recent study predicted that if bacteria continue to evolve at current rates, in just 35 years, 10 million people a year will die from currently treatable diseases.

The Superbugs in Our Food Supply Must Be Stopped

Lance B. Price | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

The food safety system in the U.S. has traditionally monitored a few well-known bacteria. We look for bugs such as Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter because they cause millions of food-borne infections every year. Today, my colleagues and I published research suggesting that it is time to add another pathogen to the list of bad bugs in our food.

Bacteria-Eating Viruses Could Be New Ally Against Superbugs In A 'Post-Antibiotic Era'

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2015 | Health News

* Phage therapy uses viruses to destroy bacteria * May offer last-resort option against resistant bugs * Multi-center Eu...

Lynne Peeples

Can We Wean Our Future Food Off Antibiotics? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green

Poultry probiotics may help wean chickens off regular doses of antibiotics. (Getty) Each year, at least 23,000 Americans die from drug-resistant in...

Superbug Silos

Lance B. Price | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

Industry representatives are talking to each other, while lobbying policymakers for the status quo. Public health organizations and non-profits working on this issue would like to bridge the gaps, but the gaps often seem unbridgeable. These silos prevent progress in combatting antibiotic resistance at a time when we desperately need action.

Drs. W. vs. Dr. Pepper for World Environment Day

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

Last week, I attended the annual International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences in Montclair, N.J. Occurring for the first time in the United ...

President Obama Takes An Encouraging First Step In Curbing Antibiotics In Meat

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees. The White House said...

UTIs and Menopause

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to make sense of what's happening to your body during the change? As women transition from their reproductive years into, through and beyond menopause, estrogen levels get lower and the tissues respond. What you may not realize is that you may also be at increased risk for urinary tract infections or UTI's during the change. Here's why.

How Viruses Could Help Us Fight Deadly Superbugs

Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: May 18, 2015 04:58pm ET on LiveScience. Viruses that are harmless to humans might help fight the deadly scourge...

Scientists May Have Just Found A Solution For Deadly Superbugs

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living

A computer program designed by two scientists could one day be a weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Using complex algorith...

Most Countries Have No National Plan To Tackle Growing 'Superbug' Threat

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Only 34 countries have national plans to fight the global threat of antibiotic resistance...