Antibiotics

Scientists Are Creating a Genetic Chainsaw to Hack Superbug DNA to Bits

When folks talk about the gene-editing tool CRISPR, they’re usually talking about CRISPR-Cas9, a combination of DNA and enzymes that together act …

Genetics

Technion researchers’ ‘breakthrough’ discovery could lead to new antibiotic types

Researchers at Haifa’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have accomplished a “breakthrough” that could lead to the development of effective new …

Bojangles' to phase out using chickens raised on antibiotics

Bojangles' has announced it will be phasing out chicken raised on antibiotics following protests from activists.<p>The Charlotte Observer reports …

Tyson Speeds Up Plans to Go Antibiotic Free

Tyson, the chicken giant, is removing human antibiotics from their poultry products.<p>The world's second largest chicken manufacturer, Tyson, has …

Tyson Foods Accelerates Shift Away from Antibiotics in Chicken

CHICAGO – Tyson Foods Inc in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, a top executive said on Tuesday, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.<p>The change will make Tyson, which is the largest U.S. chicken …

Tyson Seeks Lead in No-Antibiotics Poultry

Tyson Foods Inc. plans to eliminate antibiotics used on poultry in its flagship chicken products, as the largest U.S. meat company by revenue mounts a new push to burnish its brands.<p>Executives expect the move, which will end use of antibiotics on the chickens used to make Tyson-branded breasts, …

Agriculture

7 things pediatricians want parents to stop doing

DENVER -- Taking care of a newborn can be tough. “It’s scary to be a new mom,” said Zoe Widder as she played with her little girl at Washington Park …

Denver

The top US chicken company says it’s going to stop using antibiotics on its birds

The second-largest poultry company in the world announced today (Feb. 21) it would stop using antibiotics on its chickens by June 2017.<p>Tyson Foods, which slaughters more than 2.3 billion birds each year, made the announcement at a recent Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, …

Popeyes’ New Owner Could Mean Fewer Antibiotics in Fried Chicken

899001]<p>If fried chicken chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen follows the lead of its new owner, it could become the next restaurant chain to commit to …

Fried Chicken

Antibiotics, not surgery, could treat appendicitis in children, study suggests

Appendix removal is the most common emergency surgery in children, but researchers say that antibiotics might offer a less-invasive alternative<p>Antibiotics could be an effective alternative to surgery for treating children with appendicitis, research suggests.<p>According to the NHS, appendicitis …

Medicine

There's a test that shows doctors if antibiotics will work or not – so why isn't it being used?

ShutterstockIt is estimated that antibiotics add an average of 20 years to all of our lives. However, their overuse, misuse and inappropriate use has …

Medicine

Having Your Appendix Out Could Be Replaced With A Simple Course Of Antibiotics

It's too late for some of you, sorry.<p>For anyone who has already had their appendix removed, we apologise that this news comes a little bit too late to save your precious organ.<p>But for the rest of us you’ll be happy to learn that in the future, appendicitis could be treated with a simple course of …

Medicine

Is Grass-Fed Beef Worth the Money?

In my recent post about best and worst protein supplements, a reader asked me whether I thought grass-fed whey was worth the money, and I…Continue …

Nutrition

Online pharmacies illegally handing out antibiotics are fuelling rise of superbugs

Online pharmacies are fuelling the rise of drug-resistant superbugs by handing out antibiotics without asking for a prescription, an investigation has found.<p>A study by Imperial College London found evidence suggesting that nearly half of online-only pharmacies are selling the drugs illegally, with …

Medicine

Doctors prescribe more antibiotics when expectations are high, study says

New experimental evidence finds link between expectations and prescribing<p>Experimental evidence confirms what surveys have long suggested: Physicians …

Psychology

Do You Really Need to Finish All Your Antibiotics?

​A new report questions the tried-and-true advice<p>It’s a health guideline as ingrained as covering your mouth when you cough or washing your hands after going to the bathroom: When you’re taking antibiotics, you need to finish the whole pack—even if you don't have symptoms any longer.<p>Doctors give …

Public Health

New Antibiotic from Bacteria found on Kenyan Ant could help Beat MRSA - Science, Astronomy, Medical News & Updates

African Acacia Vachellia drepanolobium tree houses Tetraponera ant colonies inside hollow domatia. Formicamycins, antibacterial polyketides produced …

Should You Take All Your Antibiotics Once You Feel Better? Doctors Are Saying No

How often has a doctor advised you to “take every pill in the bottle” when you’re on a course of antibiotics. It seems like common sense, right? And, until recently, it was largely seen as solid advice. But new concerns about antibiotic-resistant superbugs have some questioning what turns out to be …

Public Health

Treat Ear Infections Without Antibiotics

Treat Ear Infections Without Antibiotics<p>(The Best Years in Life) Few things are worse than the crying in the night signaling an ear infection. …

Health Information

When travel goes wrong: What happens when you get ill in a foreign country

Feeling substantially better after three hours on a drip in a private clinic in Sihanoukville.<p>"Just because you are 23, it doesn't mean you haven't …

Health

Can We Engage Private Pharmacies To Help Control Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?

Antibiotic resistance and infectious diseases have long been high on my list of things to worry about, with multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis vying for top honors.<p>In 2015, 10.4 <i>million</i> people became ill with tuberculosis, and 1.8 <i>million</i> died, making TB one of the top causes of death globally.<p>Six …

Health Care

Pharmacist gives 9-year-old class A drug instead of antibiotics

<b>A nine-year-old girl was accidentally given methadone by a pharmacist instead of antibiotics for an infection.</b><p>Ruby-Mai Bell, from Nottingham, was …

UK News

These 16 Restaurants Have The MOST Antibiotics In Their Meat! Avoid Them!

It’s no secret that obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. Too many people are consuming an overabundance of calories, along with …

Fast Food

The high street restaurants being called out for serving antibiotic-reared meat

A sweeping survey of food retailers has revealed that major restaurant and pub chains are still serving meat from animals routinely treated with …

Lifestyle

Be empowered: Partner with your doctor to make smart choices together

<b>*The content is brought to you in partnership with Discovery Health</b><b>By Dr Roshini Moodley-Naidoo*</b>Commonly in South Africa, mention of being resistant …

Health Care

Why your doctor’s advice to take all your antibiotics may be wrong

You’ve heard it many times before from your doctor: If you’re taking antibiotics, don’t stop taking them until the pill vial is empty, even if you …

Medicine

Sanderson Farms shareholder proposal on antibiotics fails

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Sanderson Farms Inc shareholder proposal requesting the third-largest U.S. poultry producer phase out the use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention failed to pass on Thursday, the company said.<p>Sanderson is the only large U.S. …

21st Century

In Bacteria, Persistence Leads to Resistance

No, this is not a metaphor.<p>The threat of drug-resistant bacteria grows more pressing with every year. These microbes can shrug off the most potent antibiotics, including some drugs of last resort. Some bacteria have become resistant to <i>all of our available drugs</i>. Scary stuff, but bacteria don’t have …

Biology

Starbucks Commits to Antibiotics Policy by 2020

Starbucks announced a commitment to serve only poultry raised without the routine use of medically important antibiotics in U.S. stores by 2020 after …

Starbucks

Prescription drugs being sold illegally in some Denver grocery stores

Several Denver area grocery stores are under the microscope, after a FOX31 Problem Solvers investigation captures clerks illegally selling …

Addiction