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Antibiotics

What You Should Know About Armadillos And Leprosy

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living

By now, you may have heard that armadillos are causing leprosy outbreaks in Florida. Nine cases have been reported in Florida this year, which is clo...

Costco Rejects Chile’s Farmed Salmon Over Record-High Use Of Antibiotics

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living

By Anthony EspositoSANTIAGO, July 23 (Reuters) - Chile's salmon farmers are using record levels of antibiotics to treat a virulent and pervasive bact...

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.

Advance Health Care Planning Part 2: Why Filling Out Your Forms Is Not Enough

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

In part one of this blog (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judith-johnson/advance-healthcare-planni_b_7615354.html), I discussed why every mentally-com...

Lynne Peeples

Can We Wean Our Future Food Off Antibiotics?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Kye's: The Future of Food

Ira Israel | Posted 06.18.2015 | Taste
Ira Israel

I recently watched several documentaries on GMOs and all of the chemicals - pesticides, antibiotics, hormones - that are put into foods in America so when I saw Kye's "Super Foods" restaurant opening on Montana Avenue I decided to try it out.

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.

Could a Microbe Transplant Make You Thinner? (and Other Amazing Things About Bacteria and Antibiotics)

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2015 | Science
Techonomy

We are in the earliest days of understanding the human microbiome -- the communities of microbes that live in and on our bodies -- but already scientists are getting a sense of the incredible complexity of this ecosystem and its interaction with us.

Nurture Your Gut Bacteria -- Improve Your Mood and Health

David Perlmutter, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Perlmutter, M.D.

Like so many, I was led to believe that bacteria were basically to be considered agents of disease. But current science is revealing another side of the story. As it turns out, the bacteria living within your intestines are not just keeping you healthy, they are keeping you alive!

Good News and Bad News for Antibiotics

Lance B. Price | Posted 05.27.2015 | Science
Lance B. Price

We are on the brink of losing antibiotics to fight even the most common infections that, if unsuccessfully treated, could kill.

From Germ Theory to the Microbiome: Why Microbes Still Rule Our Lives

Alanna Collen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Alanna Collen

We now have an opportunity to shift the focus from simply diagnosing and treating ill health to understanding, curing and preventing it. Caring for our microbes gives us a chance to conquer this new wave of illness, and live healthier, happier lives.

Avoiding an Antibiotic Apocalypse

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

Antibiotic overuse merely scratches the surface of the problems posed by factory farms today. Animals are reared in large, windowless warehouses in conditions of extremely close confinement. A broad focus on improvements in animal welfare is urgent and essential. It would result in less antibiotics being needed in the first place.

Top 5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

Kevin Mathieu | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Kevin Mathieu

Antibiotic resistance created from these sources contribute to making approximately 2,000,000 sick and lead to at least 23,000 deaths in the United States every year because of ineffective antibiotics. But you can help save future patients' lives with these 5 simple tricks.

Autism: Maybe It's Not What We've Been Told

John Rodakis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
John Rodakis

I believe we are on the verge of a paradigm shift in autism where the new view is that, while some genetic factors may be important, the underlying condition is more of an acquired syndrome that arises from externally-induced changes in metabolism, immune function, and the microbiome.

Stop Superbugs: (M)eating Antibiotic-Free in Chicagoland

Amanda Hanley | Posted 06.18.2015 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

Health experts are warning that the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production is leading to antibiotic resistance and serious public health risks.

Meatless Monday: World Health Day -- Making All Health Break Loose

Ellen Kanner | Posted 06.06.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Individual food choices are a big wellness factor. If you want to get serious about your health, get a jump on World Heath Day tomorrow by making today meatless.

Lynne Peeples

A Menacing Mix In Antibiotic Resistance: Herbicides, Heavy Metals And Factory Farms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green

Two common Big Agriculture production practices -- feeding antibiotics to livestock and spraying herbicides on conventional crops -- each face condemn...

Hamburger for My Valentine

Jacob Peters | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Jacob Peters

This Valentine's Day, McDonald's should make a concrete commitment to serve meat raised without the routine use of antibiotics. This commitment would go a long way for public health, and might have millennial's saying "I'm lovin' it" again.

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...

A Plague From Last Century Speaks Loudly in the Present

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

My grandmother, who lived well into her 90s, contracted tuberculosis as a young mother. She spent several lonely years in Saranac Lake, New York while...

Lynne Peeples

Superbug Fear Meets Super Bowl With Sexy Ad For Antibiotic-Free Burger

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green

At the end of an ad set to air during Super Bowl XLIX, a scantily-clad supermodel takes a bite out of Carl's Jr.'s new "All-Natural" hamburger. Bold l...

Top 5 Food Trends To Watch In 2015

Peter Lehner | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Peter Lehner

The FDA should recognize the latest science and get dangerous chemicals out of food packaging, and young farmers will embrace a new climate-conscious paradigm in farming that makes healthy soil a priority.

Exciting New Antibiotic Could Be The Answer For Drug-Resistant Infections

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic, teixobactin, ...

Big Ag's Gifts for 2014

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Andrew Gunther

It's a tradition of mine to write a note of gratitude to Big Ag for the many "gifts" they've bestowed upon us all over the past 12 months. Gifts that...

Giving Thanks for Turkey Raised Without Antibiotics

Laura Rogers | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

As we enjoy our Thanksgiving turkey this year, we can be grateful that consumers and food producers are recognizing the importance of antibiotics. Furthermore, we should resolve in 2015 to keep fighting against the overuse of these drugs -- and for all of us whose lives may depend on them.