Antibiotic Use News
UN Leaders Discuss Dwindling Options for Antibiotic-Resistant Diseases
Antibiotic-resistant organisms have been a concern among health experts for decades, with fewer antibiotics being developed by major pharmaceutical companies and the effectiveness of available drugs diminishing. Today, global health experts are sounding the alarm about antibiotic-resistant drugs in
UN Adopts Declaration on Anti-Microbial Resistance
World leaders have approved a wide-ranging declaration aimed at addressing the rising number of drug-resistant infections
Rising Concern Over Drug-Resistant Germs Prompts UN Response
World leaders are pushing to end the overuse of antibiotics and to encourage the development of new medicines, driven by concern that drug-resistant germs could lead to millions of deaths and undermine the global economy
WHO Warns Certain STIs Becoming More Resistant to Antibiotics
The World Health Organization has released new guidelines on how to treat three sexually transmitted infections due to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance . WHO issued the new guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis , which are all caused by bacteria. The infections traditionally
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