Antibiotics

Scientists just discovered organisms that are distinct from any life forms known to science

New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with one thing in common: a backbone. This single shared …

Biology

Bacteria Shapeshifts in Space to Defend Itself From Antibiotics—and That’s Bad News for Future Astronauts

Experiments on the International Space Station have shown how bacteria can effectively defend itself.

Biology

Antibiotics can goad 'superbugs' into ganging up on us - Futurity

Researchers say it's time to think about certain bacteria as members of an antibiotic-resistant ecosystem—not as single species.

Health

10 Israeli innovations that will outsmart superbugs

Antibiotics are one of the most effective ways to treat bacterial infections. However, they have been overprescribed and misprescribed for years, …

Medicine

How Antibiotics Beefed Up The Chicken Industry

Before the 1940s, chicken was rarely seen on the dinner table. “Birds for eating were byproducts of egg production of ‘spent’ hens,” writes …

Chicken Recipes

Crowdsourcing Offers A New Hope For Antibiotics Research

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Medicine

I Tried Everything To Heal My Gut. These Are The 6 Things That Actually Made A Difference

You'll try meditating. You'll try weird stuff, like silver-woven horse blankets ('cause it's supposed to be healing) and Himalayan salt inhalers …

Autoimmune Diseases

White Kids Are More Likely to Be Given Antibiotics They Don't Need

This is both good and bad news for kids of color.<p>There's no shortage of ways being a minority can affect your health—from dealing with more stress as a result of discrimination to being less able to even afford seeing a doctor when sick. But a new study published Tuesday in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i> …

Medicine

New way to test antibiotics could lead to better drugs

MIT and Harvard University researchers have engineered <i>E. coli</i> cells that can be used to study how bacteria at an infection site respond to antibiotic …

Biology

The disagreement over antibiotic prescription and how to deal with scientific uncertainty

It is far better to find ways to communicate why evidence may be inconclusive than oversimplify medical science.<p>On numerous matters including food, …

Medicine

McDonalds to limit antibiotics used by its chicken suppliers

The new action is part of an update to its Global Vision for Antibiotic Stewardship in Food Animals, which McDonalds unveiled 2 years ago.<p>Photo: …

Agriculture

Reports show declines in antibiotic prescribing, spending

Two new reports on antibiotics prescribing and spending are adding to the evidence that campaigns to improve antimicrobial stewardship in the United …

Medicine

Doctors Finally Prescribing Fewer Antibiotics, But Continue Prescribing Unnecessary Antibiotics

A new report claims that American doctors may finally be heeding the message that public health regulators and advocates have been pushing for …

Medicine

Why we should expect scientists to disagree about antibiotic resistance – and other controversies

On numerous matters including food, health and the environment, experts are called upon to communicate the implications of scientific evidence for …

Medicine

McDonald's starts cutting antibiotic use in chickens in fight against superbugs

McDonald's plans to start curbing the use of important human antibiotics in its global chicken supply next year as it joins a broad effort to battle …

Australian News

McDonald's to start phasing out antibiotics in chicken

McDonald's will cut the use of human antibiotics in its global chicken supply next year in an effort to battle dangerous superbugs.

McDonald's

Your UTI keeps coming back because we use too many antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is making your UTI harder to treat.<p>Urinary tract infections are insanely common. Alone, they make up almost 25 percent of all infections, and more than half of women will get at least one in their lifetimes. In parallel, they’re also becoming increasingly harder to treat as …

Medicine

UPDATE 1-McDonald's to cut global antibiotic use in chickens

(Adds details on other meats, context, byline)<p>LOS ANGELES, Aug 23 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp MCD.N on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the …

Agriculture

Antibiotics for Chlamydia - Chlamydia Antibiotics - FAQ

Chlamydia Antibiotics: Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It is caused primarily by the bacterium …

Medicine

Americans are taking fish antibiotics because they can't afford to see a doctor

It's a creative solution that could lead to dangerous consequences.<p>While politicians on Capitol Hill continue to debate the particulars of this …

Lifestyle

Scientists Could Send Drug-Resistant Bacteria Fake Messages To Stop Infection

Scientists want to do espionage on a microbial level, hijacking the signals of harmful bacteria and sending them different messages while they invade …

Medicine

Why people shouldn’t take fish medicine

<b>As an alternative to expensive antibiotics, people have taken to taking amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, penicillin and other drugs meant for fish. Here’s</b> …

Medicine

Slowing dangerous bacteria may be more effective than killing them, researchers report

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered a mechanism that allows bacteria of the same species to communicate when …

Microbiology

Is the “full course of antibiotics” full of baloney?

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @JohnRossMDAntibiotic resistance is an emerging threat to public health. If the arsenal of effective antibiotics dwindles, …

Medicine

Scientist looking to bats and bees in fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs

'We've exhausted all the easier sources, now we kind of have to get a little bit more creative'<p>A researcher in Halifax hopes that a new high-tech …

Microbiology

Kitten Given 50/50 Shot for Survival But Woman Determined to Save Her, Now Months Later...

A four week old calico was found outside an office. They weren't sure if she would make it through the weekend, but a young woman was determined to …

Cats

The Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Might Start With Vaccines

It seems like a major part of keeping kids healthy these days is managing their microbial exposure. On the one hand, we’re told that letting our kids …

Medicine

The New Conundrum About When to Stop Antibiotics

Ending treatment earlier may help prevent dangerous antibiotic resistance, but it’s not the best course of action all the time<p>Remember the doctor’s advice to always finish your antibiotics, even if you feel better?<p>That message is being upended by concerns that taking antibiotics when they are no …

Medicine

Activated charcoal drug can protect microbiome from antibiotics

Antibiotics can save your life, but they can also mess up your microbiome. A special formulation of activated charcoal could help, protecting your …

Microbiome

Antibiotics in Meats Kill Beneficial Bacteria

This recently released study shows how antibiotic residues in conventionally-raised meats can go on killing beneficial bacteria. The antibiotics have …

Microbiology