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Preventing the pan-drug-resistant superbug

ResearchGate | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
ResearchGate

Surveillance and research is key after the first-time discovery of a bacteria carrying the mcr-1 gene - a gene that makes the last-line antibiotic col...

To Fight Superbugs, Fight Poverty

Jason Silverstein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science
Jason Silverstein

In addition to alleviating the burden of copayments for the poorest patients, what might make a difference in the fight against antimicrobial resistance in low-income countries is the same as what might make a difference in the fight against Zika or Ebola.

Insect Resilience and Climate Change

Tina Cornely | Posted 05.31.2016 | Science
Tina Cornely

A longer season means insects have a higher metabolic rate, quicker gestation and more frequent reproduction.

Most Americans Have No Idea How To Prevent Superbugs

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Many people still do not know which infections can be treated with antibiotics, and doctors may not be warning their patients about...

The Global Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

Medical Discovery News | Posted 03.07.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is reaching epidemic proportions, and if new antibiotics aren't created to combat even common bacterial infections, we may find ourselves without the ability to combat even the common illnesses.

Are Bedbugs Turning Into Superbugs?

TakePart | Jade Walker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

The small, itchy raised bumps that signal bedbugs’ presence in a home are just the start of aggravations to come. Laundering every piece of clothing...

Dirty Medical Instruments Linked To More Than 250 'Superbug' Infections

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living

SEATTLE (AP) -- At least 250 people, mostly in the U.S., were sickened with life-threatening "superbug" infections linked to contaminated medical scop...

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...

This Old Breast Cancer Drug Could One Day Cure Superbug Infections

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living

The "superbug" MRSA has long been the scourge of hospitals. The second-leading cause of infections acquired during a stay, it can result in dangerous ...

Yes, There Is Such A Thing As Too Much Hand Sanitizer

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Scientists and health experts have predicted a bacterial apocalypse as people become resistant to existing antibiotics and superbugs flourish. One way...

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.

Your Backyard Burgers Are Bursting With Gross Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Word to the wise: If you're planning on hosting an end-of-summer barbecue, don't even think about buying conventional ground beef for your burgers. C...

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Found At California Hospital

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- A Los Angeles-area hospital said Wednesday that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that has b...

Superbug Infections Will Keep Rising If We Don't Do Something Now

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 08/05/2015 11:37 AM EDT on LiveScience Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are projected to increase in the Un...

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...

Why Scientists Want To Look Inside Surfers' Butts

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green

Researchers have taken the war on superbugs to a surprising battlefield -- surfers’ butts. Specifically, their rectums. The World Health Organiza...

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.

How Viruses Could Help Us Fight Deadly Superbugs

Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: May 18, 2015 04:58pm ET on LiveScience. Viruses that are harmless to humans might help fight the deadly scourge...

Top 5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

Kevin Mathieu | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Kevin Mathieu

Antibiotic resistance created from these sources contribute to making approximately 2,000,000 sick and lead to at least 23,000 deaths in the United States every year because of ineffective antibiotics. But you can help save future patients' lives with these 5 simple tricks.

The Scary Truth About How We're Handling Superbugs

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global problem. As infectious bacteria evolve, growing stronger than the medications used to fight them, people are...

Cigarette Smoke Can Make Drug-Resistant Superbugs Even Stronger

Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Christopher Wanjek Published: April 06, 2015 04:27pm ET Cigarette smoke apparently isn't deadly for all living creatures. At least one typ...

White House To Take On Growing, Deadly Superbug Problem

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living

* Report tackles antibiotic prescribing, use in livestock * CDC tasked with reducing "superbug" infections by 2020 * Som...

McDonald's Is Removing Human Antibiotics From Its Chicken. Here's Why That's Good News For All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

McDonald's announced on Wednesday that within the next two years, U.S. restaurants will stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics that are used to ...

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...

What 'Superbugs' Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Do To The Body

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Seven patients are infected and almost 200 others were exposed to a potentially fatal group of "superbugs" carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or...