Antibiotics

Weedkiller chemicals linked to antibiotic resistance

The use of weedkillers in gardens could be causing bacteria to become more resistant to antibiotics.<p>New research from Canterbury University has found …

Medicine

How new vaccines can help with our antibiotic dependence

If you live in the UK you may have seen a campaign on the TV, radio, and social media urging patients to stop asking their doctors for antibiotics …

Medicine

Antibiotic abuse is on track to kill more people than cancer and diabetes. Can food help?

England’s Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies recently made headlines around the world when she again warned of an impending “post-antibiotic apocalypse.” Sounding no less disastrous, the World Health Organization has said that we’re “heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which many common …

Big Ideas

Antibiotics use in Malta hospitals tops Europe list

The consumption of antibiotics by the Maltese public outside of hospitals has dropped over the past five years but the island tops the list in Europe …

Medicine

Fight antimicrobial resistance by becoming an Antibiotic Guardian as part of Wales-wide campaign

A NATIONAL public health campaign has been launched to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance and to encourage the responsible use of …

News (Wales)

On The Frontline of Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Thermo Fisher & The B.R.A.H.M.S PCT Blood Test

As an avid health enthusiast, I like to spend the little free time I have to peruse various new studies, or simply, just park myself on either the World Health Organization or Center for Disease Control and Prevention website to see what is happening in the world of health at the time, allowing my …

Medicine

Investor group warns U.S. farm antibiotic policy lagging

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind Europe in the fight to curb the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in meat production and …

U.S. Department of Agriculture

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: 7-8% infections in AIIMS ICUs resistant to all drugs

Around 7-8% of patients admitted in the intensive care units (ICU) are infected with pan-drug resistant bacteria that is difficult to destroy with …

Medicine

Using the evidence-based approach to better antibiotic stewardship

<i>By Chris Bird, MSc Health Policy student at Imperial College and Project Manager in the System Engagement Programme at NICE</i><p>This week marks World …

Medicine

The Scary Reason You Definitely Don’t Want Antibiotics In Your Food

PeterHermesFurian/getty<p>In 1950, a group of scientists made a new discovery that would change the way we produced and sold meat in this country forever: subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics were found to not only keep animals safe from infectious diseases but also to increase their growth rate, thus …

Agriculture

'Antibiotic Apocalypse' as Livestock Is Force-Fed 80% of Prescribed Antibiotics Worldwide

By Sophie Linden<p>A recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) describes the dangers humanity faces from overprescription of critical …

Medicine

Antibiotic resistance: What causes it?

Most of us will have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives. But what if nothing happens the next time you pop one of those little bug-busting …

Medicine

Most UK supermarkets falling short in fight against antibiotics crisis

Overuse of antibiotics on farms is major cause of growing resistance in humans, as campaigners name Lidl as worst performer<p>Most of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains are falling short on measures to reduce the use of antibiotics in the production of the meat and animal products they sell, …

Agriculture

European Commission to look into Ireland's use of antibiotics

The European Commission is going to spend €200 million looking into our use of antibiotics.<p>Growing resistance to the drugs is now contributing to …

News (Ireland)

Bacteria's secret weapons in defeating antibiotics discovered

Bacteria possess even more tools to protect themselves from antibiotics than previously thought, according to our latest research. The ability of …

Microbiology

Please stop asking for antibiotics every time you see a doctor with a cold

The bacteria responsible for the plague spreading in Madagascar can be treated with antibiotics—for now. But that could change. Some are concerned …

Medicine

Three quarters of GPs still wrongly prescribing antibiotics even though fewer patients now ask for drugs

The numbers of GPs wrongly prescribing antibiotics has risen, even though fewer patients are now asking for the drugs, new figures show.<p>Antibiotics do not work against viruses like flu, but doctors have long argued that patients force them to prescribe pills, even when warned they are …

Medicine

Warning: Common infections are developing resistance to antibiotics, health crisis looming

Some common infections are developing resistance to current medicines and a health crisis is looming, New Zealanders are being warned.The NZ College …

Medicine

Presidential Message on Antibiotic Awareness Week, 2017

During Antibiotic Awareness Week, we recognize the often underappreciated threat that resistance to antibiotics poses to our Nation’s health. We …

Microbiology

Newfoundland and Labrador prescribing more antibiotics per capita than anywhere else in Canada

The old saying too much is not enough doesn’t apply when it comes to society’s use of antibiotics.<br>An alarming trend is growing worldwide as …

Canadian News

Too many Americans take unnecessary and potentially harmful antibiotics

<i>Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with any advertisers on this site.</i><p>Americans are taking antibiotics that are unnecessary and potentially harmful, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The report evaluated antibiotic overuse nationwide, using …

Medicine

Greeks Top List of Antibiotics Consumption in the World, OECD Finds

Greeks topped the list for prescription and consumption of antibiotics in an annual Health report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and …

OECD

Fears about antibiotic resistance have opened up a can of germs

Monday November 13 marks the beginning of Antibiotic Awareness Week, an international event endorsed by the World Health Organisation to focus …

Medicine

Time is Running Out: Why Diagnostic Tests Are A Crucial Tool in Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

We are on the cusp of a dire era in human medicine — a time when antibiotics are ineffective against many bacterial infections. It’s hard to imagine a world where we can no longer count on antibiotics to cure even common infections, but that’s where we are headed if we don’t dramatically change our …

Medicine

Canadians receiving more antibiotics than many other OECD residents

Antibiotics are prescribed more frequently in Canada than in many other countries of the OECD -- and many of those medications are offered to …

Canadian News

Women's Wellness: Is it safe to take antibiotics or aspirin during pregnancy?

Here's a sampling of antibiotics generally considered safe during pregnancy:<p>Penicillins, including amoxicillin, ampicillin<br>• Cephalosporins, including …

Pregnancy

Can I Take Antibiotics for the Flu?

If you have been diagnosed with the flu or even just think you might have it, you likely want it to go away as quickly as possible. The flu is worse …

Medicine

Your Next Lifesaving Antibiotic May Not Work. Blame This.

During the next 12 months, the CDC estimates that at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths will be caused by bacterial or fungal infections …

World Health Organization

Superbugs fight has just begun

There are bugs, and then there are superbugs — the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that threaten our health, the health system and potentially the …

Medicine

Public urged to limit use of antibiotics to slow growth of 'superbugs'

A CAMPAIGN to limit the use of antibiotics so they continue to fight infection has been launched in the district.<p>Public Health England's "Keep …

Medicine