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Antibiotics

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.

How Antibiotics Could Be Changing Your Kids' Gut Bacteria For The Worse

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe  Published: 01/28/2016 09:39 AM EST on LiveScience Children who take certain antibiotics called macrolides to treat an ...

Tiny Quantum Dots May Spell Doom For Deadly Superbug Infections

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.20.2016 | Science

Does nanotechnology hold the key to stopping antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the deadly infections they cause? Scientists in Colorado think it just...

Doctors Learn New Tricks To Avoid Overprescribing Antibiotics

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in, seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or a cough that has ...

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 per...

Eat Well and Don't Wreck the Planet: Choose Organic

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

To be the best we can be, we should eat the best food we can--starting with cleaner ingredients that don't wreck the planet on which our food is grown--or the people growing it.

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.

Grandma's Winter Health Advice: When Was She Right?

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Before there was "Dr. Google," there was "Dr. Grandma". Even though these women didn't typically go to medical school, they often had good advice -- such as "eat your vegetables," and "go out and play." But when it came to health advice during the winter months, it's a mixed bag.

Thinking Outside the Box

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Daily life offers many opportunities to think outside the box. On board a jet plane, the flight attendant instructs, "Look for the nearest exit and ...

My Open Letter to Lyme Disease

Tyler Sinclair Kendall | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Sinclair Kendall

Why me? I had spent countless summers wearing high socks and soaked in tick repellent. I underestimated your tenacity.

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...

No Z-Pak for You!*

Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS

Don't get me wrong. Antibiotics are great. But our use of antibiotics -- often overuse, misuse or unnecessary use -- has contributed to antibiotic resistance. It is a global public health emergency.

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...

3 Things You Must Know About Antibiotics And Meat

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 10.14.2015 | OWN

Our reliance on antibiotics has caught up with us: By using them so much, we've created potentially deadly bacteria (a.k.a. superbugs) that...

What Happens When You Take Antibiotics With Alcohol?

Thrillist | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Lee Breslouer Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist You know how your doctor's all, "Don't drink while you're on this medication I just p...

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.

Antibiotics, Obesity and You

Jeffrey Taekman, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Taekman, M.D.

The discovery of antibiotics is celebrated for the profound impact they have had on modern medicine and is a reminder of the role luck plays in science. There is no argument that antibiotics have saved millions of lives over the past 87 years, but there is a downside, too.

Starbucks, Subway And Domino's Rated 'F' For Antibiotic Usage

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Most large U.S. fast-food chains still serve meat from farm animals that have been routinely fed antibiotics, consumer groups said in a new report, w...

Starbucks, Subway And Domino's Rated 'F' For Antibiotic Usage

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Most large U.S. fast-food chains still serve meat from farm animals that have been routinely fed antibiotics, consumer groups said in a new report, w...

Busy Woman's Guide: Why Clean Eating Isn't So Clean

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

So, what's a person to do, short of get her Ph.D. in chemistry? (I know that you readers are massively smart and accomplished, and some of you may take that challenge seriously). You don't need to -- consider this your cheat-sheet.

Appendicitis: Why Antibiotics May Replace Surgery for Some Patients

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

While the new study shows that antibiotic therapy can successfully treat most cases of acute appendicitis, only further research will help settle whether it should replace surgery as the "gold standard" for initial treatment in the majority of cases.