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Study Finds Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Now Airborne

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>American farmers routinely use antibiotics to make their livestock grow bigger and faster (in addition to preventing disease caused by …

Superbugs May Be Deadlier Than Cancer By 2050 -- And We're Currently Unprepared

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global problem. As infectious bacteria evolve, growing stronger than the medications used to fight them, people are now vulnerable to infections that haven't been a threat to human health since the advent of antibiotics.<p>In 2012, there were 450,000 cases of …

Tyson stops use of antibiotics in hatcheries

October 3, 2014<p>Tyson stops use of antibiotics in hatcheries<p><b>Tyson Foods Inc. says it has stopped using</b> antibiotics <b>in all its 35 hatcheries since</b> …

Crying fowl: McDonald's ditching antibiotic-stuffed chicken

McDonald’s has announced it will stop buying chickens raised on human antibiotics within the next two years. The company will also start offering …

Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken

A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics.<p>Chick-fil-A Inc. announced plans Tuesday to use chicken raised without antibiotics in all of its restaurants within five years.<p>National and regional poultry suppliers are partnering with the company to stock …

2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report

This 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report is the fourth in an annual series that provides a comprehensive overview of major food policy developments …

30 Images Of Life Under A Microscope

Part of the front foot of a giant diving beetle at 100x magnification.<br>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>1 of 30<p>Some of the world's most stunning beauties can't be …

Understanding Antibiotic Resistance, And How To Prevent It: Everything You Need To Know About Superbugs

Ebola found its way to the United States. Shigella is currently circulating domestically. And these two are neither the first nor last superbugs …

$5 million in USDA food-safety grants to target bacteria

UC Davis scientists are leading three new research projects, recently funded with more than $5 million in grants from the U.S. Department of …

Making a microbe subway map

It was summer in the city. During the long, hot afternoons, high school scientists darted in and out of New York City’s subway stations. At each one, …

7 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs (and How to Use Them)

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

SUPERBUGS: The Empire Strikes Bacteria! So today saw the release of a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but despite its Lucasian title, this week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart isn’t about Luke and Leia. Sorry! This video is about a completely different Phantom Menace: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Not all bacteria are bad, but dangerous superbugs are popping up faster than we can develop ways to fight them, some thanks to the overuse of antibiotics, and others just because plain ol’ evolution. You’ll learn how antibiotic resistance works, the interesting history of antibiotic research, and why we’re in an evolutionary arms race with a few bad bugs. I hope I don’t scare anyone with this video, just keep washing your hands, don’t take antibiotics for things like colds and flu, and maybe consider studying microbiology so you can develop the next great antibiotic or next generation technology (phage therapy, anyone?) to fight these infections. What do you think, will medicine give us a New Hope when it comes to deadly bacteria? Bonus: Read Maryn McKenna’s amazing (and slightly terrifying) article about a possible post-antibiotic future, where paper cuts and Oregon Trail diseases mightbecome deadly, over at Medium. It’s microbially marvelous.

So today saw the release of a new trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, but despite its Lucasian title, this week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart isn’t …

A New Tool for Antibiotic-Resistant Killer Bacteria: Essential Oils

What should you stock to protect yourself?<p>Recently we reported that, while many across the country were concerned about measles, which occurs in a …

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Were Around a Long Time Before Our Antibiotics

But antibiotic overuse isn't off the hook.<p>​Long before techno-humans had whipped up their first batches of penicillin, antibiotic resistance was already under development within the human gut. This is the implication, anyway, of recently discovered antibiotic resistance genes within the bacterial …

Bacteria bonanza found in remote Amazon village

An isolated American Indian group in the Venezuelan Amazon hosts the most-diverse constellation of microbes ever discovered in humans, researchers …

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