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Antibiotics

Scientists Discover A Way To Slow The Aging Process

Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

A new and simple weapon in the ongoing fight against aging has been identified: antibiotics. In a new report in the journal Nature, a team of resea...

Medication Nation

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Patients come into doctors' offices asking for something they've seen on TV. Big pharma's advertising blitz, coupled with its aggressive marketing to physicians (who all too often are readily seduced to prescribe), results in the ever-increasing number of prescriptions offered to patients.

A New Beef With Meat and Eggs? My Gut Reactions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For now, my gut reaction to the news about TMAO is that context matters. It's not really just about meat or eggs in the diet, but about the overall dietary pattern, the kinds of meat, the feed and treatment of the egg-laying hens, and our exposures to chemicals and antibiotics.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Big Ag Washes Its Hands of Any Responsibility

Andrew Gunther | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

The "cook it properly and everything will be ok" spin is just Big Ag's latest attempt to absolve itself of any responsibility for squandering one of the most important medical innovations of our time -- and putting American lives at risk.

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...

Could Antibiotics Treat Your Heart Attack?

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Can we forget the medication for cholesterol and instead reach for the antibiotics to prevent heart attacks? A new study in Nature Medicine poses this interesting question. This novel idea may not be so far-fetched!

Pioneers in Sustainable Food Show We Can Eat Well and Protect Environment

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

People are starting to realize that if we change the way we eat, we can change the way the food system works. We can grow food that is good for our health, good for our communities, and good for the planet. The winners of the Growing Green Awards are showing us how.

French Healthcare and Hygiene: A Personal Analysis

Carrie Dennis | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Carrie Dennis

Under ordinary circumstances strep throat wouldn't be a thing of note, however, I am currently living in France where healthcare works a little differently than in the United States.

Weird Way Lyme Disease Outfoxes Immune System

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/22/2013 12:52 PM EDT on LiveScience The bacterium that causes Lyme Disease substitut...

Antibiotic Sales Data: A Tale of Two Medicines

Richard A. Carnevale, VMD | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Richard A. Carnevale, VMD

While the total volume of antibiotics is higher in animals as might be expected from the sheer size of animal populations, the percentage of the various classes of antibiotics shows marked differences between animals and humans.

Antibiotics Crisis Prompts Rethink On Risks, Rewards

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Ben Hirschler LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease...

Britain's Top Health Official Issues Dire Warning On Antibiotic Resistance

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine and could mean patients having minor sur...

SUPERBUG SCARE

Posted 03.06.2013 | Los Angeles

The term "superbug" conjures images of movies like "Contagion." The name "nightmare bacteria" isn't any better. That's what health care officials a...

Is It Really an Ear Infection?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Fortunately the majority of children recover from ear infections without any intervention. But about 20-30 percent of the time, they need help fighting the infection.

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.

Regulation Within the World of Antibiotics

Richard A. Carnevale, VMD | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Richard A. Carnevale, VMD

For more than 40 years, these medicines have played a critical role in keeping our national's food animals healthy and protecting animal health means protecting human health.

Animal Antibiotic Use Continues Upwards, FDA Keeps Blinders on

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Home
David Wallinga, M.D.

The FDA's report on antibiotics used in food animals asks pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily to reduce the sales of their antibiotic products sold for use in animal feed. If the success of FDA's approach strikes you as unlikely, you're not alone.

Antibiotic Apocalypse Looms, Health Official Says

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Marc Lallanilla, Life's Little Mysteries Assistant Editor Published: 01/25/2013 11:24 AM EST on LiveScience A prominent British health official...

3 Steps the FDA Can Take in 2013 to Show It Is Protecting Americans From Harm

Peter Lehner | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Peter Lehner

For as welcome as the new food safety programs are, the FDA is still plagued with problems. It moves at a glacial pace in the face of pressing health hazards, like its three-decade-long refusal to act on its own findings that the use of antibiotics in livestock feed threatens human health.

Paging Doctor Mommy

Adrian Kulp | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

I'm rapidly approaching my third year as a stay-at-home dad. Before I became a father, I had inherent difficulties with finesse. I moved through life like a bull in the china shop. After I had kids, I became a little more refined. My wife inspired me to raise my standards

A New Year's Resolution: Put Animals on an Antibiotics Diet

Laura Rogers | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

As Americans ring in the new year, many of us will resolve to get healthy. Meat and poultry producers can help -- by making a resolution to put their farm animals on an antibiotics diet.

Antibiotics and the Common Cold: How to Just Say No

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

How do you talk with a patient who honestly believes antibiotics are the only cure for their crud in a way that honors their misery and does not end up giving inappropriate antibiotics?

FDA: Pull Back Big Pharma's Veil on Antibiotics Sold for Animal Feed

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Wallinga, M.D.

So long as no one questions how and where antibiotics get used in food production, Big Pharma keeps profiting from selling more of these precious drugs than they ought to.

NIH and Superbugs: Placing the Blame Where It Belongs

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

The emergence of multi-drug-resistant bacteria is a challenge that will be with us for years to come. The solution demands a strategic, thoughtful and collaborative team approach.

'Hygiene Hypothesis' or 'Old Friends' Theory?

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

Is it the "hygiene hypothesis" or the "old friends" theory that makes the most sense? From a recent report on papers from the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene, it seems like it's just two views from different sides of the same coin.