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Antibiotic Resistance

These 3 Superbugs Pose The Greatest Risk To Human Health

Live Science | Meredith Melnick | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living

The World Health Organization is issuing a warning about a group of deadly bacteria: Recently, the WHO released its first-ever list of “priority pat...

WHO Says New Drugs Urgently Needed To Fight 12 'Priority Pathogens'

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.27.2017 | Healthy Living

New antibiotics need to be developed urgently to combat 12 families of bacteria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, describing these “pri...

No Antibiotic In The U.S. Could Save This Woman. We Should All Be Worried.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living

The recent death of a woman in Reno, Nevada, from an infection resistant to every available kind of antibiotic in the U.S. highlights how serious the ...

Ensuring Research for Health in a New Administration

Mary Woolley | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Mary Woolley

Co-authored by The Honorable John Edward Porter, U.S. Representative (1980 - 2001) and Research!America Board Chair As President-elect Donald Trum...

Why Investors Have a Beef With the Meat Industry

Lauren Compere | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Lauren Compere

Protein is one of the building blocks of life, helping the systems of the human body to make and repair everything from hair to hormones. Quite simply it is essential to life. However if we don't start to rethink how we consume protein, we could face financial, social and environmental crisis.

Do You Know Who Used Your Hospital Bed Before You?

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - If the previous occupant of a hospital bed received antibiotics, the next patient who uses that bed may be at higher risk for a sev...

Cheap Drugs May Have Turned This Indian Lake Into A 'Superbug Hotspot'

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Centuries ago, Indian princes would bathe in the cool Kazhipally lake in Medak. Now, even the poorest villagers here in India’s baking south point t...

Antibiotic Use in Livestock Is a Growing Threat

Peter Lehner | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Lehner

If you've ever had kids in preschool or daycare, you know they're going to get sick. In those early years, kids are still learning about personal hygi...

The Age Of The Superbug Is Already Here, Scientists Warn

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.20.2016 | Healthy Living

When the United Nations General Assembly convenes a high-level meeting about a health issue, it’s clear there’s a crisis that requires our immedia...

As UN Meets, Fight Superbugs at the Dinner Table.

Sudhvir Singh | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Sudhvir Singh

By Darian Woods and Dr Sudhvir Singh Microorganisms are becoming increasingly untroubled by the drugs we depend on to treat infections, like antibiot...

A Closer Scientific Look at Antibacterial Soap Unearths Some Problems

Quora | Posted 08.05.2016 | Science
Quora

Do antibacterial soaps do more harm than good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered b...

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Is A Looming Threat

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living

The World Health Organization released new guidelines for treating gonorrhea Tuesday, and recommended a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins for...

Preventing the pan-drug-resistant superbug

ResearchGate | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
ResearchGate

Surveillance and research is key after the first-time discovery of a bacteria carrying the mcr-1 gene - a gene that makes the last-line antibiotic col...

A Cow's Life: It Isn't All Clover

John J. Berger | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
John J. Berger

Review: Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment, by Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Ha...

Is Antimicrobial Resistance On Your Radar Yet?

Michael Møller | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Møller

Antibiotics revolutionized medicine. Professor Alexander Fleming's accidental discovery of Penicillin granted him a Nobel Prize and unleashed the era ...

Making Peace with Bacteria--for Good Health

Lauren Walker | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Lauren Walker

With the recent confirmation of the first U.S. case of truly antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, public health officials' concerns regarding ove...

What The New Superbug Means For The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 06/02/2016 10:51 AM EDT on LiveScience Experts say a Pennsylvania woman's recent case of an antibiotic-re...

To Fight Superbugs, Fight Poverty

Jason Silverstein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science
Jason Silverstein

In addition to alleviating the burden of copayments for the poorest patients, what might make a difference in the fight against antimicrobial resistance in low-income countries is the same as what might make a difference in the fight against Zika or Ebola.

Most Americans Have No Idea How To Prevent Superbugs

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Many people still do not know which infections can be treated with antibiotics, and doctors may not be warning their patients about...

Taking Antibiotics off the Menu

Lauren Compere | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Lauren Compere

Antibiotics have revolutionized modern medicine and saved millions of lives around the world. Unfortunately less than 100 years on, we are on the verge of what the World Health Organization has called a "post-antibiotic era" due to the overuse of these important drugs.

Tyson Foods CEO Does The Right Thing For No Good Scientific Reason

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business

A much-noted move by the nation’s largest poultry provider to drastically reduce its use of human antibiotics in chickens apparently has little to d...

The Antibacterial Resistance Threat: Are We Heading Toward a Post-Antibiotic Era?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 04.08.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

Source: PEW Charitable Trusts The above graphic, from the Antibiotic Resistance Project by the PEW charitable trusts, summarizes how alarming the eme...

The Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

Medical Discovery News | Posted 03.08.2017 | Science
Medical Discovery News

The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is reaching epidemic proportions, and if new antibiotics aren't created to combat even common bacterial infections, we may find ourselves without the ability to combat even the common illnesses.

The Meat You Eat Is More Likely To Be Antibiotic-Free This Year

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business

The movement to stop overuse of antibiotics in farm animals is having a good two weeks. Four household names in food sales have announced steps toward...

Will Yum! Brands Commit to Better Antibiotic Stewardship Policies?

Laura Rogers | Posted 01.29.2017 | Business
Laura Rogers

Market pressure from large companies is undoubtedly an important step to reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture and ultimately slow antibiotic resistance.