Antibiotic Use News
McDonald's Faces Pressure to Broaden Antibiotic Ban
A week after announcing that it had phased out the use of antibiotics in its chicken products sold in the U.S., McDonald's is facing calls to do the same for all the meats that it sells globally. The U.K.-based charity, ShareAction, is calling on consumers around the world to email the fast-food
The Truth Behind the Dreaded 'Superbug'
What’s the real story behind the notorious “superbug” that triggered nationwide fear and panic about an impending post-antibiotic era? In the first episode of ABC News Pulse Check, infectious disease specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh weighs in on the rare strain of E. coli bacteria that infected one
Officials Raise Alarm as Dreaded Superbug Is Found in the U.S.
Researchers have for the first time found a person in the United States who is carrying bacteria that is resistant to the most powerful of antibiotics.
Antibiotic-Resistant Strain of Bacteria Renews Fears of Superbug Arrival in the US
Federal health officials are sounding an alarm today, revealing that researchers may have uncovered a strain of bacteria so resistant to treatment that some of the toughest antibiotics cannot kill it. Bacteria found in a Pennsylvania woman suffering from a urinary tract infection was found to be
5 Shower Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Skin
You probably don’t put too much thought into your daily shower—it’s just something you do every day to get clean and, depending on your routine, wake up or wind down. But certain habits may actually be leaving you with dry, itchy skin, or even prone to a raging infection. Nix these sudsy saboteurs
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
New Report Highlights Concerns About Superbugs
Consumer Reports raises concerns that the use of antibiotics in animals raised for food is lessening the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans.
Lice With Drug-Resistant Mutations Found to Be Widespread in US, But Experts Say Don't Panic
Researchers say they have found what every parent fears before the start of the school year: mutated lice that may be resistant to common treatments. But experts are cautioning against a panic, saying these results are preliminary. Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University,
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