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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...

Do You Know Who Used Your Hospital Bed Before You?

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - If the previous occupant of a hospital bed received antibiotics, the next patient who uses that bed may be at higher risk for a sev...

Cheap Drugs May Have Turned This Indian Lake Into A 'Superbug Hotspot'

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Centuries ago, Indian princes would bathe in the cool Kazhipally lake in Medak. Now, even the poorest villagers here in India’s baking south point t...

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...

We Have No Idea How Many People Die From Superbug Infections

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living

By Ryan McNeill, Deborah J. Nelson and Yasmeen Abutaleb RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Josiah Cooper-Pope, born 15 weeks premature, did fine in the neonata...

Experts Anticipate More Superbug Cases In Coming Months

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living

After two confirmed U.S. cases of a superbug that thwarts a last-resort antibiotic, infectious disease experts say they expect more cases in coming mo...

Researchers Find Second U.S. Patient Infected With 'Superbug' Gene

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.27.2016 | Science

Scientists have identified a second patient in the United States infected with bacteria carrying the mcr-1 "superbug" gene, which makes bacteria highl...

What The New Superbug Means For The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 06/02/2016 10:51 AM EDT on LiveScience Experts say a Pennsylvania woman's recent case of an antibiotic-re...

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...

Oh Gee, Another Terrible Consequence Of Antibiotics In Farm Animals

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green

In case you weren’t already convinced that overuse of antibiotics in livestock is a bad, bad, bad idea — a recent study offers a new reason to sca...

Unethical Online Pharmacies Are Fueling The Rise Of 'Superbugs'

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Global growth of unregulated over-the-counter and Internet sales of precious antibiotic medicines is further fueling the rise of deadly, drug-resistan...

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...

Video Surveillance Can Save Lives

Adam Aronson | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Adam Aronson

Commonplace in other industries, but new for health care, is the latest installment of third-party remote video auditing (RVA) technology.

Most Countries Have No National Plan To Tackle Growing 'Superbug' Threat

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) - Only 34 countries have national plans to fight the global threat of antibiotic resistance...

FDA Updates Safety Alert For Scopes Linked To 'Superbug' Infections

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living

(Adds detail, background) WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators issued an updated safety alert on Wednesday for endos...

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...

Is This The Face Of A Public Health Crisis?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

We tend to think of antibiotics as the pills our doctors prescribe to clear up a sinus infection or a case of strep throat. But the vast majority of t...

"Superbug" Health Crisis Demonstrates Need for Food Labeling

Stephen Wells | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Stephen Wells

"Superbugs" have the capacity to turn simple ailments into life-threatening conditions and may pose the largest potential health crisis in America.

'Superbugs' Increase Pressure To Create New Antibiotics

The New York Times | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living

Government officials, drug companies and medical experts, faced with outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” are pushing to speed up the ap...

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...

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...

FDA Should Share Data About Livestock on Drugs

Robert Lawrence | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Robert Lawrence

To my mind, the most urgent argument for making the data public is that this syndrome of drug misuse in food animals is one cause of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that infect humans.

Cara Santa Maria

Superbug STD May Soon Be Incurable

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

It really is as scary as it sounds. Gonorrhea is the newest superbug. Could it become the next AIDS? If you've never heard of a superbug before, yo...

Salmonella 'Superbug' Emerges

Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists have identified an emerging "superbug" strain of salmonella that is highly resistant to the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, or Cipro, often used ...