Antibiotic Use News
Report Highlights Concerns on Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs' in Farm Animals
Animals raised with no antibiotics are less likely to contain drug-resistant "superbug" bacteria than those routinely given antibiotics, according to a new report. Ground beef from conventionally raised cattle -- which are given antibiotics to promote growth and reduce disease -- were twice as
McDonald's Sales Dip but Investors betting on Turnaround Plan
While McDonald's revenue and profit fell last quarter, shares are trading higher as management announced it will release a turnaround plan on May 4th.
Shigella: What to Know About America's New Drug-Resistant Bug
News that a stomach bug is becoming resistant to antibiotics is alarming, but before you start fearing the so-called new bug, there are a few things you should know. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that the bacteria Shigella sonnei has become resistant to
'Super Bug' Linked to Antibiotic Use Kills Nearly 15,000 Annually
A stubborn, hard-to-treat “super bug” causes more than 450,000 infections a year and is directly responsible for nearly 15,000 deaths in the United States, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed today. Clostridium difficile , or C. Diff, is a bacterial infection that
Scientists Grow Mushrooms in Dirty Diapers
Talk about shiitake mushrooms. Mexican scientists say edible fungus grown in dirty diapers could cut nappy waste by more than 80 percent. The researchers from Autonomous Metropolitan University in Azcapotzalco, Mexico, ground up wet diapers that had been sterilized and blended them with coffee
Perdue Farms Curbs Human Antibiotic Use in Chickens
One of the country’s largest poultry distributors announced today that the bulk of its flock no longer employed antibiotics used in human medicinal consumption — a move applauded by industry watchdogs. Health experts have warned overuse of the drugs in agriculture can contribute to the...
Alicia Silverstone's Son Has 'Never Had a Drop of Medicine'
Alicia Silverstone has long been a proponent of attachment parenting. Now, she has written a book about it. In "The Kind Mama," Silverstone opened up about raising her nearly 3-year-old son, Bear. "He's never been sick-sick, just feeling a little off from time to time. And he's never had a drop of
FDA: Stop Feeding Livestock Antibiotics For Growth Promotion…Please?
Citing a public health concern over antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration today announced a plan to phase out the use of antibiotics in livestock feed to promote animal growth. The FDA has called on animal pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily change the labels on
CRE Tops List of Scary Superbugs
A new superbug is on the rise in U.S. hospitals , according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The family of germs, dubbed CRE for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, evades some the strongest antibiotics, making infections almost untreatable. "Right now, these infections
'Watchful Waiting' Best for Ear Infections, Pediatricians Say
In an effort to rein in antibiotic use , the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued stricter guidelines on diagnosing and treating ear infections in kids . The updated guidelines, published in the March issue of the journal Pediatrics, also added a recommendation against prophylactic antibiotic