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Drug Resistance

How a gene test can solve side effects linked to ARV drugs in Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.31.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Collen Masimirembwa, University of Cape Town Antiretrovirals have significantly improved the lives of people living with HIV. Today there are more th...

The Lack Of HIV Treatment Resources In Poor Countries Threatens Everyone

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Global health agencies are succeeding in getting more people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy, a combination of drugs that suppress the virus to und...

Drug-Resistant Outbreak Linked To Livestock Used In 4-H Projects

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living

A salmonella Heidelberg outbreak sickened 21 people this year, landing eight of them in the hospital, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro...

A Superbug That Threatens People With Cystic Fibrosis Is Spreading Globally

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Reuters) - A multidrug-resistant superbug infection that can cause life-threatening illness in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) has spread glo...

The First Cases Of Drug-Resistant Fungus Candida Auris Found In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living

A drug-resistant fungus that first emerged in the U.S. only a few years ago has been linked to four deaths, and health officials are on guard about it...

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Strain In Hawaii A First For U.S.

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living

A drug-resistant cluster of gonorrhea infections in Hawaii have health officials worried that the sexually transmitted disease could soon prove untrea...

The Antibacterial Resistance Threat: Are We Heading Toward a Post-Antibiotic Era?

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 04.08.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

Source: PEW Charitable Trusts The above graphic, from the Antibiotic Resistance Project by the PEW charitable trusts, summarizes how alarming the eme...

Drug Resistance To Popular HIV Treatment Could Spell Trouble

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Resistance to a key HIV drug is common worldwide and could mean trouble for treating and preventing the virus that causes AIDS, acc...

Waiting for the White House Plan on Tuberculosis

Lee Reichman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Lee Reichman

18 cases of XDR-TB have occurred in the U..S since 2008. However, much more common is multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), a strain very nearly as bad as XDR-TB, with an average global treatment success rate of just 48 percent and requiring a similarly toxic regimen.

Scientists May Have Just Found A Solution For Deadly Superbugs

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living

A computer program designed by two scientists could one day be a weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Using complex algorith...

Everything You Need To Know About 'Superbugs'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living

There's little comforting about phrases like "nightmare bacteria" or "fatal superbug". Reports like those surrounding the recent exposure to carbapene...

Flu & Drug Resistance Are Next Pandemic Threats After Ebola

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living

By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The worst-ever Ebola epidemic is waning, but after ravaging three West African...

Decades-old Tools No Match for Today's Drug-resistant TB

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Humanity has lived with, and died from, tuberculosis since recorded history began. The last century brought the hope of ending that tragedy, but success has remained elusive. It's time to make it a reality.

World Antibiotic Market In Dire Need Of Changes

Reuters | Ben Hirschler and Kate Kelland | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - The drugs don't work - and neither does the market, when it comes to antibiotics. When sophisticated bugs t...

Drug-Resistant TB Officially a 'Crisis' - Now What?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

TB anywhere is TB everywhere. As an airborne disease that can be spread through the simple of act of coughing, our decision makers have an obligation to heed the evidence and ramp up our slowing fight against an ancient disease, before its control spins out of our grasp.

This STD Could Become Immune To Antibiotics

Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

Sexually transmitted diseases are always dangerous, but strains of the infections that can mutate and become resistant to drugs are making treatment m...