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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 10.26.2015 | 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 ...

Can Coffee, Tea Protect You From MRSA Superbug?

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living

More good news for coffee drinkers? Possibly. A government study looked at 5,500 Americans and found those that drank tea or coffee had half the ch...

Gonorrhea Superbug Found: STD Strain Is Resistant To Antibiotics

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists have found the first "superbug" strain of gonorrhea -- a discovery they're calling "both alarming and predictable." Found in Japan, the ...

How CAFOs Take Their Toll On Humans, Too

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When I talk about farming, I usually focus on antibiotic over-use and the way that it stimulates the emergence of drug-resistant organisms. That's par...

Are Seagulls Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs?

BBC News | Michelle Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists fear migratory birds may be spreading hard-to-treat infections after discovering seagulls can carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria....

Superbug Claims First Fatality: Belgian Man Who Visited Pakistan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A superbug outbreak in South Asia has raised health concerns and fears of global implications, fueled by a report by an authoritative British Medica...

MRSA "Superbug" Is Spreading

Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Vance McGaugh was a normal healthy teenager. As his parents stood by his side at Cook Children's Medical Center, they kept expecting him to pull throu...