Antibiotics

You can thank antibiotics for all the cheap meat

<b>Farmers pump livestock full of drugs to keep them 'healthy' and fatten them up quickly. Unfortunately this could be a global death sentence.</b><p>In her …

Agriculture

Consumer advocates want In-N-Out to change its beef

In-N-Out is known for its simple, straightforward menu that offers burgers, fries and not much else.<p>But consumer and environmental activists say one ingredient on the menu isn’t simple enough.<p>On Thursday, representatives from dozens of public health and consumer advocady groups sent a letter to the …

Lifestyle

Consumers are demanding that In-N-Out stop 'dragging its feet' and make a big change to its beef

From the no-frills menu to the juicy burgers and secret sauce, what's not to love about In-N-Out?<p>Apparently one thing, according to some vocal fans: The company is still using meat from animals that are fed antibiotics.<p>On Thursday, representatives from more than 30 consumer and environmental groups …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Ineffective antibiotics form strong teams against deadly super bacteria

Combinations of three antibiotics -- that are each ineffective against superbugs when used alone -- are capable of eradicating two of the six ESKAPE …

Medicine

Antibiotics for pneumonia failing many

One-in-four patients with pneumonia don't respond to antibiotics, leading to calls for older Australians to get vaccinated against a deadly strain of …

Medicine

G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance

BERLIN (Reuters) - Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018.<p>Germany, which holds the G20 presidency …

G20

Without action on antibiotics, medicine will return to the dark ages

Continued overprescribing and abuse could lead to more people dying of resistant infections than cancer. Only global cooperation can solve the problem<p>When Prof Sally Davies published The Drugs Don’t Work in 2013, it wasn’t some allusion to a Verve number from the 1990s, but a sombre warning of the …

Medicine

What do you tell a 25-year-old patient about to die?

What do you do when you know someone is going to die? I'm not talking about death when it comes at the end of a long protracted illness or a terminal diagnosis. Or the final act at the end of a long life, when the body and mind have ultimately given way. I'm talking about when you realize the …

Medicine

How 450-million-year-old bacteria evolved into a dangerous superbug

A dangerous bacteria found in hospitals might have originated from an ancestor that lived in the guts of the first animals to walk on land, according to a new study.<p>The bacteria, called <i>Enterococcus,</i> is a so-called superbug, meaning it is resistant to antibiotics and cleaning products. In the new …

Evolution

Newly beefed up in antibiotics, Pfizer launches user-friendly access to global resistance database

Antibiotic resistance tracking just got a whole lot easier. Pfizer has launched a new system, dubbed ATLAS, with a new user-friendly website and a …

Pharma

From ancient oceans to modern hospitals: How one superbug became near indestructible

As the old saying goes, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger – and this could very well be the life motto of enterococci, superbug …

Evolution

Feds Halt New Drilling on Rover Pipeline After Massive Spills Destroy Ohio Wetlands

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ) halted new drilling Wednesday on the Rover Pipeline until it addresses its 2 million gallon …

Medicine

Scientists Find Molecular 'Key' to Killing Hearty Bacteria

Even a small scrape or cut could lead to a life-threatening infection before antibiotics, but these compounds have been getting less effective as …

Biology

Deadly 'superbug' resistant to nearly all antibiotics emerged on Earth long before the dinosaurs

Enteroccoci emerged with the first animals that crawled on land some 450 million years ago.<p>Antibiotic-resistant ''superbugs'' emerged on Earth 450 …

Dinosaurs

​Rajasthan Antibiotics to raise Rs 50 crore VC funding

Rajasthan Antibiotics Ltd (RAL), a producer of injectable antibiotics, is planning to raise Rs 50 crore through venture capital (VC) funding by …

Venture Capital

Dangerous Untreatable Superbug on the Rise: Doctors

Global health experts are sounding the alarm on a nightmare superbug that is resistant to nearly all antibiotics. Doctors warn the bacterial …

Medicine

Nearly 1 in 2 Ontario seniors prescribed unnecessary antibiotics: study

Almost half of all seniors in Ontario have been prescribed unnecessary antibiotics for non-bacterial infections, according to a new study by the …

Medicine

Why You Don't Need Antibiotics for Sinus Infections

If you've been knocked out by sinus infection symptoms—stuffiness, face pain or pressure, and nasal discharge—your doctor might recommend you wait it …

Medicine

Fears over farm links to pharma

Overuse of antibiotics in food supply chains poses financial risks<p>Last August, a woman in her seventies was admitted to a Nevada hospital with a …

Medicine

Patients with colds get inappropriate antibiotics in nearly half of visits to doctors, study suggests

Fatigued and busy doctors more likely to write inappropriate prescriptions<p>Nearly half of Canadian seniors who go to a family doctor about a cold or …

Medicine

The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance is Getting Much Worse

Scientists have detected a <b>disturbing form of antibiotic-resistance on U.S. farms in recent months</b>, but it’s not the type they anticipated, and they …

Medicine

Why Bacteria Are More Threatening Than Ever

The stories are harrowing: people with simple cuts who get exposed to bacteria can end up with life-threatening, and sometimes even life-ending, …

Medicine

What You Really Need to Know About the Link Between Antibiotics and Miscarriages

A new study published in the <i>Canadian Medical Association Journal</i> has linked several antibiotics, including some common ones used to treat respiratory infections and UTIs, to an increased likelihood of [miscarriage] …

Pregnancy

PANDAS: Family speaks out on devastating disorder affecting their son

Four years ago, Caleb Fournel had strep throat and was treated with antibiotics for 10 days. His parents, Susie Wiggins-Fournel and Martin Fournel, …

Medicine

Should Hydroponic Farming Be Eligible for Organic Certification?

By Dan NosowitzLast month, the National Organic Standards Board met in Denver, Colorado, to discuss what might be the most hotly-debated subject in …

Agriculture

Tyson Foods will eliminate antibiotics in chicken

Going where some rivals and fast-food chains have already gone, one of the nation's largest poultry producers, Tyson Foods, announced Monday that it …

Agriculture

Germany Breaks Record: 85% of Energy Comes From Renewables Last Weekend

Germany's "Energiewende"—the country's low-carbon energy revolution—turned another successful corner last weekend when renewable energy sources …

Pollution

Yes, You Can Get Pregnant Like That!

Call it nature, call it the biological imperative, call it irony. The truth is that your body generally <i>wants</i> to get pregnant … even if it’s not …

Pregnancy

Researchers Uncover Another Tool to Fight Superbugs

ArticleResearchers have presented how specific bacterial enzymes called kinases, confer resistance to macrolide antibiotics.Staff Author: Kenny …

Medicine

How to Keep the World Safe from Superbugs

Superbugs, or bacteria that have grown immune to the drugs used to treat them, are rapidly becoming a global public health crisis. In the United …

Medicine