Antibiotics

Drug-resistant 'super gonorrhea' on the rise worldwide: Q-and-A on what to know

<b>Why has gonorrhea become a much-discussed topic?</b><p>Because the infection is becoming harder — in some cases almost impossible — to treat, according to a …

Medicine

Indian chicken farms found to breed drug-resistant superbugs

India’s rapidly expanding poultry industry has become a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant superbugs that pose one of humanity’s most serious …

Agriculture

What to Eat When Taking a Z-Pak

Zithromax (azithromycin) is most familiar to the public as the "Z-Pak," a convenient five-day pill regimen used to treat bacterial infections. …

Eating

GSK puts old antibiotics and UK Horlicks business on the block

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) said it was considering the sale of its cephalosporins antibiotics business and intended to divest its small Horlicks business in Britain, while retaining the much bigger malted drink operation in India.<p>The antibiotics business under strategic review …

World News

5 interesting facts about Health the man should know

To date, the population is chronically overloaded contradictory medical health info. We constantly read various magazines and books, and then suffer …

Healthy Eating

A Search for the Flavor of a Beloved Childhood Medicine

My quest to identify where amoxicillin’s taste came from—and why it inspires such nostalgia<p>Until about middle school, I got an annual ear infection, as well as a bout of strep throat about once every two years. For these ailments, I would inevitably be prescribed what was referred to in my home as …

Long-form Journalism

The sad ballad of Pio the chicken and the long arm of the FDA

.<p>The long arm of the federal government killed Pio the chicken last month.<p>Bear with me. This is a real thing, and it might inflict some pain on urban …

Texas

Super-superbugs on the rise

More than a thousand cases of unstoppable "super-superbug" bacteria have been found in Australia in the past year, with experts warning more are on …

Medicine

The Crazy-Surprising Thing That Made Me Binge Eat—and the Diet That Helped Me Stop

I’ve been a member of the Clean-Plate Club for as long as I can remember. When it comes to eating, my perspective is the opposite of less is more. I live for seconds, thrive on thirds, and associate feeling stuffed with pure happiness. If it isn’t obvious, I love food.<p>Over the years, I’ve also …

Nutrition

How common are superbugs in Australia, and what do we do when the antibiotics don't work?

Hospitals in Australia are increasingly seeing patients with infections that are resistant to all but a handful of antibiotics. Last year an …

Medicine

Gonorrhea — AKA The Clap — Is Excellent At Resisting Antibiotics

Support the news<p>People like to make jokes about gonorrhea.<p>Maybe it's because this sexually transmitted disease is known as "the clap" (perhaps a …

Medicine

The meat industry refuses to track drugs on America's farms—and it's making superbugs worse

clintscholz/Getty/iStock<p><i>This story was originally published by</i> Food and Environment Reporting Network<i>.</i><p>Since the FDA began moving three years ago to …

Agriculture

How we change the organisms that infect us

<i>This is part of our four-part package looking at infectious diseases and how they’ve influenced our culture and evolution. Read the other articles</i> …

Microbiology

Rate of Dangerous Recurring Diarrhea Infection Skyrocketing by Almost 200%

Killing more than 29,000 people each year, infection with <i>Clostridium difficile</i> (<i>C. diff</i> or CDI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection in …

Medicine

Are you buying a lie? Searching for the truth down on the farm

There's a picture on a tray of meat, of a cow in a paddock eating grass. From the image you might assume the animal led a life on a farm. But there …

Agriculture

Antibiotic overuse in Australia: GPs face heat for over-prescription; Study quantifies actual extent of misuse

A Bond University study has for the first time pointed out, or rather quantified, the real extent of antibiotic over-prescription in Australia. The …

Medicine

Super-STD has no cure - and it's spreading

Data from 77 countries shows that antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is becoming more common, the World Health Organization reported last week.<p>In a press …

Medicine

Antibiotics overuse

Australian GPs are overprescribing antibiotics for respiratory infections, even when their use is not recommended, research shows.<p>Antibiotics are …

Medicine

Australians overloaded with antibiotics: research

GPs are prescribing antibiotics at a rate up to nine times higher than the current guidelines, according to research published in the Medical Journal …

Medicine

Hong Kong doctors asked to report antibiotics use amid global superbug crisis

Hong Kong’s private doctors will be asked to report the use of antibiotics under a comprehensive government action plan to tackle overprescription …

Hong Kong

Australian GPs prescribing antibiotics at up to nine times recommended rates: study

Australian GPs are prescribing antibiotics at up to nine times recommended rates, a new study has found, in a trend that could see the emergence of …

Medicine

This STD is becoming 'smarter' and harder to treat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said.<p>"The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart. Every time we use a new class of antibiotics to treat the infection, the bacteria evolve to resist them," said …

Medicine

WHO: Untreatable Gonorrhea ‘Superbug’ Spreading Globally

In at least three known cases, strains of a gonorrhea “superbug” have developed a resistance to all antibiotics, the World Health Organization reports. The U.N. health agency estimates 78 million people per year contract the sexually transmitted disease, and it’s “only a matter of time” before …

Medicine

Some Cases of Gonorrhea Are Now Untreatable

Some cases of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea are now untreatable due to resistance to antibiotics, according to the World Health …

Medicine

Common conditions you might not need antibiotics for, but could get a prescription anyway

Go to the doctor with a sore throat and you should come away with a prescription for antibiotics, right? Not necessarily, say experts. Research has …

Medicine

The rise of antibiotic-resistant infections threaten economies

Each day an estimated 1,900 people around the world die from infections that are resistant to antibiotics: that is 700,000 people every year. …

UN General Assembly

Your Burger is Contributing to Our Superbug Problem

"As far as imminent threats to human health go, I'd put antibiotic resistance second only to global warming. For 23,000 people, this apocalypse is already here."<p>Since the time of the Egyptians, humans have understood that certain molds and other natural substances can stop the spread of infection. …

Microbiology

Untreatable Antibiotic-Resistant Strains of Gonorrhoea Are Going Global

This isn't good.<p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning over the rise of resistant strains of the infectious bacteria responsible …

Medicine

Here's What's Causing India's 'Superbug' Problem

It's not as simple as reducing the nation's massive antibiotic consumption.<p>Last August, a Nevada woman in her 70s was hospitalized after returning from an extended trip to India. She was infected with multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae — what doctors call a “nightmare superbug” — that showed …

Medicine

Pink eye needs 'to run its course,' say ophthalmologists advising against antibiotics

Majority of people with conjunctivitis have viral form that does not respond to antibiotics<p>People with red, itchy eyes and light sensitivity from …

Medicine