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Antibiotics

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...

What Happens When Antibiotics Don’t Treat Meningitis Anymore?

Vinny Smith | Posted 03.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Vinny Smith

For many years, antibiotics have been used to treat bacterial meningitis, the deadliest form of the disease. But this year, according to a major UK re...

Tips If You're Visiting Greece

Chris Semertzidis | Posted 02.15.2017 | Travel
Chris Semertzidis

1. Learning to Love a Malaka.

Our research in China's estuaries offers glimpses of a dire future: a world without effective antibiotics

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.02.2017 | Science
The Conversation Global

Estuaries are natural filtering points between freshwater and the ocean where pollutants tend to accumulate. Stephane Mahe/Reuters Michael Gillings, ...

Cat Scratch Disease

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Cat scratch disease is an infection transmitted by cat scratches and bites. The lesion is usually small and less than 1 cm in length. It is normally a...

Is it Harmful to Not Finish Antibiotics?

Quora | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Quora

Is it harmful to not finish antibiotics? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peopl...

Sales Of Livestock Antibiotics Are Still Growing

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.23.2016 | Green

Even as scientists sound the alarm that overusing antibiotics on farms is contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, sales continue...

Doctors Repeatedly Overprescribe Antibiotics And Narcotics

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Antibiotics and narcotics are often prescribed when they aren’t the best option for patients and may do more harm than good, a survey of U.S. physic...

One Good Reason to Stop Your Pet from Licking You

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Many pets enjoy licking lotions and other types of topical products off their human's skin. In fact, one of my dogs tends to wait by the bathroom door...

Patients' Diarrhea Risk Is Linked To The Person Who Had Their Bed First

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - If the previous occupant of a hospital bed received antibiotics, the next patient who uses that bed may be at high...

Managing Risk in an Era of Chronic Unpredictability

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

It was not so long ago that managing political risk had a primarily developing world connotation, referring to those 'other' countries half a world aw...

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...

Birth in a Time of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Dr. Anthony Costello | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Dr. Anthony Costello

Maternal and infant mortality is not confined to the past, much less to fiction.

CDC Says Fewer Suffer After Lyme Disease. Doesn't Say, If Treated Early.

Mary Beth Pfeiffer | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Pfeiffer

But quietly, without peer review or formal announcement, the agency has decided that the actual percentage is much smaller -- half or a quarter as much. The decision was made, officials told me, based on a study that showed less than 5 percent of Lyme patients exhibit ongoing symptoms after treatment.

Babies Given Antibiotics Are More Likely To Develop Eczema

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Babies given antibiotics in the first two years of life are more likely to develop allergies as adults, according to an extensive analysis of past cli...

The Answer to Antibiotic Resistance Might Reside Within Us

Daniela Quaglia | Posted 08.29.2016 | Science
Daniela Quaglia

At the beginning of my career I was involved in a study that aimed at the discovery of potential new antibiotics, and since then I have always had an interest in the subject.

The Power Of The Gut

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two de...

The Hidden Costs Of Food

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.15.2016 | Green
Peter Lehner

Americans consume an average of three burgers and more than three liters of soda a week. Many of us realize this isn't healthy, but it certainly is ch...

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...

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 ...

Studies Show Early-Life Antibiotics Trigger Obesity In Pets

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Most researchers agree that microbiota, much like all the organ systems of the body, is hugely important in terms of its impact on human and animal he...

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...

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.

It's Here: A Mutant Superbug Has Been Discovered In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living

A mutant strain of E. coli, resistant to even the toughest antibiotics, has been found in the United States, federal health officials said Thursday. T...

Is Organic Food REALLY Better for You?

Peter Weintraub | Posted 04.28.2017 | Healthy Living
Peter Weintraub

There's a reason that both myself and 45 percent of Americans actively seek out organic foods: We want to minimize our exposure to environmental toxins, and the best way to do that is to control what foods go into our bodies.