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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 | Food
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...

Death Toll From Powerful Superbug Rises

AP | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living

BETHESDA, Md. -- A deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics has killed a seventh person at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Mar...

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 u...

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 ...

Bedbugs With 'Superbug' Germ Found

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home

ATLANTA -- Hate insects? Afraid of germs? Researchers are reporting an alarming combination: bedbugs carrying a staph "superbug." Canadian scientists ...

How CAFOs Take Their Toll On Humans, Too

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

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...

New Superbug Gene Could Spread Worldwide, Doctors Warn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — People traveling to India for medical procedures have brought back to Britain a new gene that allows any bacteria to become a superbug,...

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...