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Antibiotics

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...

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 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...

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 are resist...

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, wh...

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, wh...

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

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.24.2016 | 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 08.24.2016 | 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.

Why We Need Better Data On Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production

Lance B. Price | Posted 08.18.2016 | Science
Lance B. Price

Studies from around the world and dating back to the 1960s have drawn links between agricultural use of antibiotics, the development and spread of drug resistance, and resulting human infections.

Why Our Antibiotics Aren't Working and What We Can Do to Fix It

Aspen Institute | Posted 08.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Aspen Institute

The panel agreed that the biggest step that must be taken to reduce the rate at which bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics is to change societal behaviors.

Labels on Antibiotic-Fed Meat: Fine Print Is Better Than No Print

Stephen Wells | Posted 07.31.2016 | Green
Stephen Wells

Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is increasingly under the microscope as the global emergency of antibiotic resistant diseases grows more severe. A recent study predicted that if bacteria continue to evolve at current rates, in just 35 years, 10 million people a year will die from currently treatable diseases.

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 clos...

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 bacte...

The Superbugs in Our Food Supply Must Be Stopped

Lance B. Price | Posted 07.23.2016 | 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 07.06.2016 | 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-compe...

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: Restaurant Review

Ira Israel | Posted 08.20.2016 | 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 06.17.2016 | 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 06.04.2016 | 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 05.31.2016 | 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!