Antibiotic Use News
New Warning of Rise in Superbugs, Which Resist Antibiotics
ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser reports on the concerns of a potential rise in superbugs, which can resist even the most powerful antibiotics, and what people can do to protect themselves.
What You Need to Know About the Deadly 'Superbug' Infection Resistant to All FDA-Approved Antibiotics
The rise of drug-resistant bacterial "superbugs" have been a concern of public health officials for years, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a worse-case scenario -- a woman with a bacterial infection that was resistant to all FDA-approved treatments. A Nevada
'Workout Wednesday' With Harley Pasternak
Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak leads "GMA" viewers through a live-stream, full-body workout.
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
FDA Announces Ban of Many Antibacterial Soaps
The "GMA" team of insiders analyze some of the biggest stories trending this morning.
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
Superbug E. Coli Found for Just Second Time in US
The superbug has a gene that makes it resistant to treatment with colisitin.
'Superbug' E. Coli Found for Just Second Time in US
For just the second time in the U.S., researchers have found evidence of an E. coli bacteria that is genetically resistant to a last-resort antibiotic, according to a new report published today in the medical journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. The " superbug " has a specific gene that
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