Antibiotics

Healthy Friday: 10 natural antibiotics waging war against superbugs

As we developed ways of fighting harmful bacteria in our bodies, the bacteria were simultaneously developing ways to fight back.<p>Ways to deal with the …

Bacteria

It's time we all pledged to stop over-using antibiotics

It’s not just doctors who are responsible for fighting the deadly growth in antimicrobial resistance, you can play a part in tackling it<p>The stark impact of antimicrobial resistance is all around us. Just a few weeks ago, a woman in the US who could not be treated with any available antibiotics (26 …

Microbiology

Canadian researchers find new compound to potentially fight antibiotic-resistant infections

Antibiotic PEG-2S targets an infection's energy source, ignores healthy gut bacteria<p>Two scientists at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg have …

Microbiology

Rise of the Veggan: Why Some Vegans Still Choose to Eat Eggs

We live in the age of the dietary neologism, from the flexitarian to the freegan. So it was only a matter of time before the world was introduced to …

Veganism

The nuns are right: Where’s the antibiotic-free beef?

Follow @csteditorialsWe’re with the nuns on this one.A group of nuns in Texas is pushing McDonald’s to create a comprehensive plan and a timetable to …

Microbiology

Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which erroneously …

Medicine

McDonald's, fast-food chains find antibiotic-free beef, pork hard to deliver

Consumers are demanding more antibiotic-free meat. At McDonald's, so is a group of nuns.<p>The world's largest burger chain and its fast-food brethren have made commitments to remove antibiotics from chicken, but plans to curb the use of antibiotics in beef and pork have been far less common. It's a …

Fast Food

‘Still quite a long way to go before this replaces our current antibiotics’

A NEW take on a revolutionary gene-editing technology called CRISPR-Cas9 could help combat the spread of drug resistant superbugs, scientists …

Genetics

Common illness could be deadly in 'post-antibiotic era', expert warns

Australian health authorities are warning the world faces a post-antibiotic era where simple childhood illnesses could again become deadly.Key …

Flu

The hospital workers who aren't washing their hands

Thousands of patients are being exposed to potentially fatal superbugs because their doctors and other hospital staff are not washing their hands, …

Public Health

Why Investors Are Bullish On Nabriva

Two phase 3 clinical trials in community-acquired bacterial pneumonia expected to yield top-line data in 3Q 2017 and 1Q 2018.<p>Recent dilution provides …

Investing

Editorials from around Oregon

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:<p>The (Albany) Democrat-Herald, April 17, on limiting education reform:<p>Rep. Sherrie Sprenger isn't harboring …

Government

A Cautionary Tale About Antibiotics

Antibiotics are prescribed to treat infections from head to toe—from bronchitis to urinary tract infections (UTIs). But doctors and patients are …

Medicine

Livestock Antibiotic Use Increases Threat of Resistant Microbes to Humans

Antibiotics used to prevent diseases in livestock are creating a world of hurt for humans and the soil we depend on for food. Bacterial resistance to …

Microbiology

To Treat Eczema in Kids, Skip the Antibiotics

As spring gets into full swing, more children will be scratching from the unbearable itch of eczema, and many pediatricians will be writing …

Consumer Reports

Motif Bio: Way Too Risky

Motif Bio has a compelling drug that is likely to get approved.<p>A growing list of competitors makes its "go it alone" strategy risky.<p>Its financial …

Stocks

Researchers studying how to disrupt bacteria to better treat infections

Bacteria are everywhere. And despite widespread belief, not all bacteria are "bad." However, to combat those that can cause health issues for humans, …

Chemistry

Here Are The 11 Best Natural Antibiotics and How to Use Them!

Since 1928 when penicillin was discovered, antibiotics have become widely used in medicine to treat bacterial infections. However, not all of the …

What Those 'No Antibiotic' Claims Really Mean

Labels on Shady Brook Farm turkey say “no growth promoting antibiotics.” Progresso advertises that its soups contain chicken with “no added …

Consumer Reports

Scientists just worked out how superbugs become resistant to antibiotics in huge breakthrough

The threat posed by superbugs has been described as the “antibiotic apocalypse” – but scientists fighting drug-resistant bacteria claim to have made …

Microbiology

These Fast Food Chains Still Haven’t Ditched Antibiotics - Tonic

KFC recently announced that its suppliers will stop giving chickens antibiotics that are<br>important to human health by the end of 2018. This is thanks to concerns about antibiotic resistance—but probably also because of industry pressure and lobbying from groups including the Natural Resources …

Fast Food

Behavioral Changes in Mice Given Antibiotics in Early Life

Mice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed …

Biology

KFC to Phase Out Medically Important Antibiotics Within the Year

KFC has announced its intention to remove all chicken raised with medically important antibiotics from its American supply chains by the end of 2018. …

Black Market

KFC to eliminate some antibiotics from its chickens

Kentucky Fried Chicken wants a bite of the healthy-eating market.<p>The fast-food giant announced Friday that it plans to eliminate harmful antibiotics …

Black Market

Evidence Suggests Early Exposure to Antibiotics Might Lead to Long-Term Behavioural Changes

The mice showed increased anxiety and aggression.<p>Researchers have found that giving low doses of a common antibiotic to pregnant mice and their …

Biology

KFC Pledges To Stop Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics That Are Medically Important To Humans

KFC is making a big change to its menu, one that investors, customers, and public health advocates have been calling for. This morning, the chicken …

Black Market

KFC to nix antibiotics from chicken by 2018

Foods from fruit to farmed fish are treated with antibiotics. But poultry and livestock are the ones keeping health experts awake at night. Time<p>KFC plans to stop using chicken that contains antibiotics in the U.S. by the end of 2018, becoming the latest fast-food chain to move toward a more natural …

Black Market

KFC goes antibiotic-free

The parent company of KFC announced it will stop buying chicken that is raised using antibiotics that are important to human medicine.<p>The move by the …

Fast Food

KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics in U.S. stores

KFC said Friday that it will stop serving chickens raised with certain antibiotics.<p>The fried chicken chain said the change will be completed by the …

Fast Food

It’s Official: KFC Goes Drug-Free to Fight Superbug Crisis

By Lena BrookWhat can America's most iconic fast-food chicken chain do to fight the growing epidemic of drug-resistant infections? Set a strong …

Environment