Antibiotics

This STD Is Surprisingly Common And Becoming Resistant To Antibiotics - But You've Probably Never Heard Of It

There’s a stealthy, increasingly common, and aggressively-resilient sexually transmitted disease (STD) that's lurking around, yet there's a strong …

Medicine

Russian poultry - high levels of antibiotics, microorganisms

High levels of antibiotics have been found in poultry following an independent investigation of six Russian poultry firms.

Poultry

Antibiotics in meat at fast food restaurants

Some fast food and chain restaurants have boosted their pledge to limit or eliminate antibiotics in the meat they serve.<p>Consumer Reports takes a look …

Restaurants

QQ: Can You Take Antibiotics and Birth Control at the Same Time?

<b>WHY DO ANTIBIOTICS MAKE BIRTH CONTROL INEFFECTIVE?</b><p>"Conjugated estrogen, the main active ingredient in most oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) is …

Medicine

Study Finds an Antibiotic Commonly Prescribed to Pregnant Women May Cause Birth Defects

An alarming new study from the CDC finds pregnant women are often prescribed drugs linked to birth defects.<p>If you've ever had a UTI, you know they are no fun, and you want to get rid of them right away. Some antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections shouldn't be given to women who are …

Medicine

Could supercharged drugs fight the superbugs?

Antibiotic resistance could leave humanity returning to an age when simple infections were fatal and surgery was life threatening, the World Health …

New Zealand News

Should You Give Your Child Two Doses Of Antibiotics If You Miss One? A Pharmacist Explains

Dealing with a sick child is stressful. Whether it's an ear infection or something more serious, there's a lot happening when you're taking care of a …

Medicine

I Almost Lost My Arm Because Of Antibiotic Resistance

If we continue to use antibiotics when they are not needed, then we are playing an active role in creating a future where antibiotics won’t …

Medicine

Lay off the antibiotics for these small infections? - Futurity

"It might make more sense to give antibiotics less often and preserve their effectiveness for when they're really needed."

Aussie flu in the UK: What to do if you think you have it and when to contact your GP

The H3N2 strain of the virus can cause more severe symptoms - here's what you can do to fight it.<p>‘Aussie flu’ has affected hundreds of thousands of …

Flu

Supercharged antibiotics could turn tide against superbugs

An old drug supercharged by University of Queensland researchers has emerged as a new antibiotic that could destroy some of the world’s most …

Medicine

Antibiotics will soon be restricted for Canadian farmers

<b>In an effort to curb growing antimicrobial resistance, Health Canada has tightened the rules around feeding drugs to farm animals.</b><p>Livestock farmers …

Sustainability

What REALLY Happens When You Drink On Antibiotics?

<i>Photo: Shutterstock/Fahroni</i><p>It's common sense to be careful about the interactions of prescription medication, and most people are at least vaguely …

Medicine

Antibiotics Are Money-Losers For Big Pharma. How Can We Incentivize The Development Of New Ones?

<i>What changes should be made to existing drug approval legislation to aid antibiotic development? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Drew Smith, Formerly of NeXstar Pharma, SomaLogic and</b> …

Medicine

Alternative drugs for mild infections could combat superbugs

Antibiotic prescriptions against those smaller ailments account for about 90 percent of antibiotic use, and so are likely to be the major driver of …

Medicine

Three UK supermarkets publish data on antibiotics use

<b>Three UK supermarket chains have published figures on the amount of antibiotics used by their farm suppliers, in an effort to cut use of the medicines.</b><p>Marks and Spencer, Waitrose and Asda have all revealed the quantities of antibiotics in meat and dairy produce.<p>Campaigners have called on all …

Agriculture

'Sleeper cells' may help in superbug fight

Cells that can survive doses of antibiotics and lie resting in a dormant state may hold a key to understanding antibiotic resistance, researchers say.<p>…

Biology

Antibiotic resistance: 'Sleeping' bacteria that can survive drug treatment identified

'Sleeper cells', which can survive doses of antibiotics and lie resting in a dormant state, may hold a key to understanding antibiotic resistance, …

Molecular Biology

Yes we must prescribe fewer antibiotics, but we're ignoring the consequences

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. We risk a future of common infections and minor injuries once again proving …

Medicine

Flu Treatment With Antibiotics

Medicine

Hamburger chain Wendy's to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hamburger chain Wendy's Co (O:WEN) laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine …

Stock Markets

FDA: Antibiotics Sold and Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals Down in 2016

Most of the domestic use of medically important antibiotics is in cattle (43 percent) and swine (37 percent), with lower sales in chicken (6 percent) …

Law

Do You Really Need To Stop Drinking On Antibiotics?

<i>By Emily Abbate; Photograph by Freepik</i><p><b>The truth hurts.</b><p>You’ve snagged yourself a sinus infection or are battling a bout of strep throat… complete with …

Medicine

Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals Drops for the First Time Since 2009

The use of antibiotics in livestock—particularly in healthy animals—has been a major topic of conversation over the past decade.Antibiotics are, for …

Farming

Eat Your Words | Episode 325: Big Chicken: How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

<b>EPISODE 325</b> Big Chicken: How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats<p>Aired: Sunday, December 10th 2017

Agriculture

Farmers Must Stop Using Antibiotics on Livestock, Warns WHO

New warnings from the World Health Organization (WHO) caution that farmers must stop using antibiotics on animals reared for food due to serious …

Agriculture

Nearly half the antibiotics used in farming go to cows

American farmers are starting to cut back on the amount of antibiotics they use on food animals—a critical development as governments and scientists work to curb the threat of drug resistance in humans.<p>A new report (pdf) by the US Food and Drug Administration shows sales of antibiotics to farmers …

Agriculture

Antibiotcs not the answer for common cold

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Coughing, runny noses and sore throats are common this time of year and many people want to begin antibiotics as soon as …

Viral

Is The Tide Of Antibiotic Use On Farms Now Turning?

Something unprecedented happened this week. The Food And Drug Administration released its annual accounting of antibiotics sold in America for use in poultry, pigs and cattle, and for the very first time, it reported that fewer of the drugs were sold. Sales of medically important antibiotics in …

News (U.S.)

Overuse of antibiotics in farming is a major new threat to human health, says UN

Antibiotics that has spilled from farms into the natural environment may be a bigger factor in spreading resistance to life-saving drugs than previously thought, report says<p>The overuse of antibiotics in farming has been highlighted as one of the biggest emerging threats to human health, spreading …

Medicine