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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

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...

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...

The Scary Truth About How We're Handling Superbugs

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global problem. As infectious bacteria evolve, growing stronger than the medications used to fight them, people are...

Cigarette Smoke Can Make Drug-Resistant Superbugs Even Stronger

Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Christopher Wanjek Published: April 06, 2015 04:27pm ET Cigarette smoke apparently isn't deadly for all living creatures. At least one typ...

Researchers Discover New Source Of Airborne Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria from cattle feed yards can become airborne, according to a study to be published in Environmental Health Perspectives th...

4 Patients Infected With 'Superbug' At Second Los Angeles Hospital

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medic...

McDonald's Is Removing Human Antibiotics From Its Chicken. Here's Why That's Good News For All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

McDonald's announced on Wednesday that within the next two years, U.S. restaurants will stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics that are used to ...

Everything You Need To Know About 'Superbugs'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

There's little comforting about phrases like "nightmare bacteria" or "fatal superbug". Reports like those surrounding the recent exposure to carbapene...

FDA Knew Fatal 'Superbug' Could Spread, Yet Didn't Recommend Fix

Reuters | Sharon Begley & Toni Clarke | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK, Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators have known since at least 2009 that the medical devices at the center of the "superbug" outbreak a...

2 Dead, 7 Infected After Exposure To Fatal 'Superbug' At UCLA Hospital

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A "superbug" outbreak suspected in the deaths of two Los Angeles hospital patients is raising disturbing questions about the desi...

Bringing Your Own Antibiotics On Vacation Could Do More Harm Than Good

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who travel to exotic locales and take along their own antibiotics are more likely to come b...

Antibiotic Batman Finds His Robin (Part 2)

Ann Reid | Posted 09.15.2014 | Science
Ann Reid

The compound aspergillomarasmine A, or AMA for short, restores the effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria that make a particularly powerful resistance enzyme called NDM-1. NDM-1 resistance has emerged quite recently, and it is especially dangerous because it provides resistance not just to one antibiotic but to an entire class.

Antibiotic Batman Finds His Robin (Part 1)

Ann Reid | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science
Ann Reid

On June 25, 2014, the following scientific study made the cover of the prestigious journal Nature: "Aspergillomarasmine A overcomes metallo-β-lactamase antibiotic resistance." Doesn't exactly sound earth-shattering, does it? But the discovery of a fungal compound that restores the efficacy of one of our antibiotics of last resort is, in fact, huge news.

Anna Almendrala

Disturbing Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found In Squid | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists have found a previously undetected drug-resistant bacterium in the North American food supply. Routine testing of raw squid that was fo...

Study: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In Food For First Time

The Washington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Researchers in Canada have discovered an antibiotic-resistant bacteria for the first time in a food product — raw squid — widening the potential e...

Superbug Threat Is As Grave As Climate Change, Scientists Say

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Superbugs resistant to drugs pose a serious worldwide threat and demand a response on the same scale ...

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Now Spread To Every Part Of The World

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) — Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could k...

Open Heart

Tom Deegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finally put a hard number on the number of persons who die each year as a result of infection from bacteria resistant to antibiotics: 23,000. The hospital setting is where most of these superbugs are born, raised and transmitted.

Scientists To Bacteria: Resistance Is Futile

| Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Wayt Gibbs (Click here for the original article and podcast) If you want to see evolution at work, visit a hospital. Inside a sick patient, a...

WOW: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Kill About Same Number As Flu Each Year

AP | MIKE STOBBE and LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year – more than 23,000, ...

CDC To Issue Guidance On Controlling Superbugs

| Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Dina Fine Maron (Click here for the original article) Flawed prescription practices are fueling the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance,...

Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Are On The Rise, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green

A new analysis of data collected by federal scientists suggests that a shockingly-high percentage of meat sold in U.S. supermarkets is contaminated wi...

More Data, Fewer Antibiotics Are Keys to Fighting Deadly Superbugs

Laura Rogers | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

As our lawmakers in the Senate discuss the fees that companies will pay to help the FDA expedite drug reviews, they should also require those companies to provide information that helps the agency protect people from drug-resistant superbugs.

Are You Eating Antibiotics Without Knowing It? Probably!

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

So far, 2012 is bringing bad news for people who don't want "free antibiotics" in their food. Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions.