Erika Castaneda

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CDC Alert: Drug-Resistant Foodborne Illness Spreads in US

Figuring out how to talk about antibiotic resistance—which you’ll be seeing discussed here a lot, since it’s the topic of my last book, an important part of my next book, and a central topic in my past blogging—is a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, antibiotic resistance is a true global …

Public Health

Potential New Flu Treatment Would Starve the Virus, Limiting Resistance

Most drugs now used to treat the flu have a straightforward strategy: attack the virus. But a new study out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison proposes that it might be possible to take another approach.<p>Most drugs now used to treat the flu have a straightforward strategy: attack the virus. But …

Antibiotic Resistance Is Everyone's Problem

How can doctors, drug companies, and governments prevent a future where people die of minor infections?<p>The problem with antibiotic resistance is a lot like the problem with climate change: It’s one of collective responsibility. At the individual level, what does it matter that one person drives a …

The frightening spread of antibiotic resistance around the world, visualized

It’s an all-too-familiar problem for humans and animals in rich countries: Overuse of antibiotics, now as accessible and affordable as band-aids, is increasing the risk of bacteria becoming dangerously resistant to the drugs.<p>Now it’s moving into the developing world. New data suggest antibiotic …

Medicine

Antibiotic resistance puts patients at risk

A new report says that patients who are undergo surgery are becoming resistance to antibiotics. This is of concern because resisting antibiotics can greatly affect a person’s ability to fight off infections. Did you know that more than two million people a year acquire a serious infection due to …

Microbiology

FDA aims to halt antibiotic resistance at the source: your food

On Nutrition<p>In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued guidelines designed to reduce use of antibiotics in livestock animals, one …