Antibiotics

The U.S. Can't Really Know If Farmers Are Cutting Back On Antibiotics, GAO Says

When the Food and Drug Administration created controls in January on how farmers can give antibiotics to livestock, scientists concerned about antibiotic resistance and advocates for animal welfare called it a historic shift in how meat animals are raised.<p>But a new federal report, released last …

Public Health

Antibiotics, not dirt, fostered hospital bugs

Features | Natural Health<p>By AFP | 25 January 2017 | 9:53 am<p>Scientists fear new superbugs could erase nearly a century of antibiotic protection …

Public Health

New superbug could be epidemic, scientists find

Expert urges strict regulations on use of antibiotics, further researchChinese scientists have discovered a new drug-resistant strain of bacteria …

Public Health

UK group expanding campaign to curb antibiotics in meat production

| LOS ANGELES<p>A shareholder coalition founded in the U.K. is recruiting investors for a campaign to convince KFC parent Yum Brands Inc and other food companies to protect public health and corporate profits by reducing the use of antibiotics in the meat they serve in the United States and around the …

21st Century

It’s the age of the antibiotic revolution, not apocalypse

Bad news sells papers. Or as Elliot Carver, the media mogul set on world domination in the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies put it: “There’s no news …

Flu

Bill would require chickens raised in Maryland be antibiotic-free

Legislation advancing in both chambers of the General Assembly could make all chicken raised in Maryland free from antibiotics.<p>The Senate and House …

Maryland

This antibiotic will ruin you.

Hi there, we need to talk. I have almost written this post at least 20 times and got too overwhelmed and abandoned it. Well here goes…<p>The antibiotics …

Medicine

Peer Into the Post-Apocalyptic Future of Antimicrobial Resistance

About 4 million years ago, a cave was forming in the Delaware Basin of what is now Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. From that time on, …

Public Health

Asset managers campaign to limit use of antibiotics

Seventeen large investors have joined a $2tn coalition of asset managers campaigning to limit antibiotics in food supply chains over fears the …

Wall Street

We must fight the deadly superbug threat with every tool we've got

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released its first list of the world's most dangerous “superbugs” – raising the alarm about 12 families of bacteria that have developed resistance to even the most powerful antibiotics, and according to the report, making hospital, nursing home stays and …

Public Health

Marijuana Has Been Named 'The Super Antibiotic' Of The Future

<b>Article via Truth Theory by Jess Murray</b><p>Marijuana has the potential to stop MRSA, according to studies. Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director …

Medical Marijuana

Genome Engineering and Modification Toward Synthetic Biology for the Production of Antibiotics.

2017 Mar 15. doi: 10.1002/med.21439. [Epub ahead of print]<p>Zou X1,2, Wang L1, Li Z1, Luo J2, Wang Y2, Deng Z1, Du S2, Chen S1,2.<p>1Zhongnan Hospital, …

Biology

Pfizer launches new antibiotic in the UK

Pfizer’s antibiotic Zavicefta has now been launched in the UK to treat serious aerobic Gram-negative infections caused by resistant …

Medicine

Parents Often Wrong About When Kids Should Take Antibiotics

Coughs, runny noses, sore throats, and earaches are an inevitable part of life with young children. But a new survey suggests that some parents …

Public Health

Overuse of antibiotics brings risks for bees—and for us

According to this study, overuse of antibiotics might increase the likelihood of infections from pathogens.<p>"We aren't suggesting people stop using …

Biodiversity

Superbug drug launched to fight growing threat of antibiotic resistance

A new antibiotic designed to fight drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ has become available to patients in the UK.<p>Doctors are “running out of options” for …

Public Health

Antibiotics do little to ease kids' eczema flare-ups

Antibiotics are a common treatment for eczema flare-ups in children, but new research suggests they don't actually work.

Paratek's Omadacycline Could Be A Game-Changer In Antibiotics

Omadacycline is shown to be non-inferior to linezolid.<p>Linezolid-resistance is a growing threat.<p>Omadacycline has its market in addressing that …

Medicine

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in US

New York (AFP) - Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major US food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit …

Agriculture

UK medicines regulator says it is 'completely impossible' to control illegal online pharmacies

It is “completely impossible” to control the vast numbers of unlicensed pharmacies illegally selling drugs online, the British medical regulatory …

Public Health

What Happens When Antibiotics Don’t Treat Meningitis Anymore?

This isn’t just a major threat to global health – it will become THE major threat.<p>For many years, antibiotics have been used to treat bacterial meningitis, the deadliest form of the disease. But this year, according to a major UK report [1] followed by a World Health Organization (WHO) resolution, …

Flu

Drug tag team clobbers antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Penicillin has been around since 1928, which means the bugs it's meant to fight have had almost 100 years to develop strategies to survive its …

Medicine

When you become immune to antibiotics

Dr. Rontgene Solante of San Lazaro Hospital, DOH spokesperson Dr. Eric Tayag, professor Tony Korman of Monash University Australia, MSD medical …

Medicine

How economics killed the antibiotic dream

<b>On a ramshackle pig farm near Wuxi, in Jiangsu province, China, a foreigner gets out of a taxi.</b><p>The family are surprised. Their little farm is at the end of a bumpy track through rice paddies, and they do not get many foreigners asking to use the toilet.<p>The stranger's name is Philip Lymbery, and he …

Agriculture

One-two punch may floor worst infections

McMaster researchers find combo therapy stops antibiotic drug resistance<p>Hamilton, ON (March 6, 2017) - McMaster University researchers have found a …

Biology

Battling superbugs with Big Data

Antibiotics that once cured ailments across the spectrum are now turning into a potential source of prolonged illness, disability and death. The …

Public Health

Australians are addicted to antibiotics: a modern fetish without a long-term plan

The recent discovery by Australian scientists of a protein responsible for multi-drug resistant bacteria was hailed as a huge step forward in the …

Public Health

How economics killed the antibiotic dream

BBC World Service, 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy<p><b>On a ramshackle pig farm near Wuxi, in Jiangsu province, China, a foreigner gets out of a taxi.</b><p>The family are surprised. Their little farm is at the end of a bumpy track through rice paddies, and they do not get many foreigners asking to use …

Why Asia's Farms Are Contributing To Global Antibiotic Resistance -- And How We Can Stop It

Pervasive abuse of antibiotic consumption is accelerating the rise of antibiotic resistance, and towards a post-antimicrobial era to which we have no answers for. <i>Shutterstock</i><p>The recent spike in bird flu outbreaks beginning October last year in China have made headlines around the region, leading to …

Flu

Mining nature for the next groundbreaking antibiotic

It’s been just shy of 90 years since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in his London lab, but as the World Health Organization recently cautioned, we’re already headed for a “post-antibiotic era.”<p>The problem is antibiotic resistance: Infectious diseases are outpacing the ability of current …

Biology