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Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Is A Looming Threat

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that Neisseria gonorrhoeae ― that is, the bacteria that causes gonorrhea ― could ...

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 04.12.2016 | 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 03.07.2016 | 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 01.29.2016 | 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.

It’s The Beginning Of The End For Meat Raised With Antibiotics

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.19.2016 | Taste

Repeat after me: Antibiotic-free. On the heels of news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that sales of antibiotics for livestock rose 23 perc...

Reduced Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture to increase growth and as a prophylactic measure to prevent disease in crowded conditions also contributes to antibiotic resistance. In fact, about 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States are used in meat and poultry farms.

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-resistan...

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" against vir...

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 o...

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 -- known...

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

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 12.10.2015 | 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. Climbi...

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.