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Antibiotic Resistance

Looking Deeply Into Your Plate

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Eating can take on many different forms, depending on how much attention is paid and where that attention is placed. Through the practice of mindful eating, we strive to avoid these types of autopilot mealtime scenarios by reserving a time to focus only on our food.

Industrial Farms Need a Prescription to Fight Superbugs

Laura Rogers | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Laura Rogers

It's hardly any wonder that nearly 30 million pounds of antibiotics are sold for U.S. livestock every year, while only 7.7 million pounds are used to treat sick people. And if superbugs can spread from India to America, they can also make the much shorter trip from industrial farms into our kitchens and hospitals.

Antibiotic Research and Development in the Age of Superbugs (Part 2)

Tim Fothergill, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Fothergill, Ph.D.

Certainly more weapons in the form of antibiotics will be needed. At the same time, perhaps greater efforts should be made in diplomacy by taking advantage of our knowledge of the human microbiome, that has evolved to have as much interest in our continued survival as we do.

Antibiotic Research and Development in the Age of Superbugs (Part 1)

Tim Fothergill, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Fothergill, Ph.D.

The scale of what we stumbled into has since become increasingly apparent. Bacteria have been engaged in a microscopic chemical war for a lot longer than we have been walking the Earth.

Why I Joined The Food Movement

Madeleine Daepp | Posted 03.10.2014 | Taste
Madeleine Daepp

The farmer was a weathered, small-town sort of man, and I believed him when he told me that he treated his animals well. And then he took out his syringe of penicillin.

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...

FDA Underwhelms With Response to Super-Resistant Infections Rise

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2014 | Food
David Wallinga, M.D.

We're in deep doo-doo from the global threat of superbugs. The December announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) puts that threat back in the news. But I'm underwhelmed by FDA's response, and here's why.

Lynne Peeples

Superbugs Permeate The Poultry Aisle, Consumer Reports Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Rick Schiller describes himself as a "super-healthy dude," who practices taekwondo and rarely misses work. The thought that he could be leveled by...

CDC's Top 10: Five for 2013, Five for 2014

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Despite the cuts, we continue to protect and improve the health of individuals, families, our communities, our country and of people across the globe. It's our passion and what makes us feel so fortunate to do the work we do.

FDA Moves To Phase Out Widespread Use Of Antibiotics In Meat

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.10.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some an...

Cows Are The Root Of All Evil, And We're Too Hungry To Care

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green

When put into perspective, it all makes sense: The rapid depletion of our resources, the assault on our bodily health, the bombardment of our olfactor...

The Medicine Man and the Microchip

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWhen the milk we drink and the food we eat are laced with antibiotics, it is time to address this threat both to us and to future generations.

Antibiotics Have Gone From Wonder Drugs to Wonder-If-They'll-Work Drugs

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

In some senses, we have killed the goose that laid the golden egg. We have overused antibiotics to the point where many don't work anymore.

Antibiotic Resistance: How Industrial Agriculture Lies With Statistics

Robert Lawrence | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Lawrence

There is some uncertainty in these data, but not enough to escape the fact that the vast majority of antibiotics in this country are used in food animals, not to treat sick people.

We Need to End Antibiotics Use in Meat Production Now

Richard Schiffman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Most antibiotics currently used on farms are not for the treatment of sick animals, or even the prevention of disease, but to promote the growth and weight of livestock. Until recently scientists didn't know how antibiotics stimulated growth.

'Green News Report' - September 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Could Antibiotics Actually Be Killing You?

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

"Antimicrobial resistance is one of our most serious health threats." So begins a comprehensive report released by the Centers For Disease Control ...

'Green News Report' - September 17, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

The Obesity Plague and Antibiotics

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Can the growing obesity epidemic be linked to over-prescribed antibiotics? The Epidemic You don't have to look far to get a sense that many Americans ...

"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.

Agricultural Abuse of Antibiotics: Looming Crisis Warrants Big Changes

Steve Heilig | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Steve Heilig

The battle to reduce agricultural use of antibiotics continues. The stakes are high -- and may be even higher than before.

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...

Superbugs, Humans and the G8: A Global Reckoning

Jean-Christophe Nothias | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Jean-Christophe Nothias

There have been no successful discoveries of new classes of antibiotics since 1987. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently warned the public of a four-fold increase in one group of "nightmare bacteria."

'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...

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.