Antibiotic Use News
Doctors urged to give up handshakes to help stop the spread of disease
Handshakes may soon become a thing of the past at hospitals, thanks to a group of doctors' efforts to stop the spread of bacteria and viruses. "The handshake-free zone brings attention to the hands as vectors to disease," Dr. Mark Sklansky told ABC News, explaining that people's hands are often
Weighing the risks of antibiotics in early pregnancy
When pregnant women become ill with infections, many may fear taking antibiotics could endanger the pregnancy . Studies of pregnant women and antibiotics, which are very limited and usually small in size, have shown conflicting evidence about the risks. To better understand whether antibiotics
10 infants test positive for antibiotic resistant superbug
County and hospital health officials are investigating how 10 infants tested positive for a dangerous bacteria while they were being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.
10 infants in California neonatal intensive care unit test positive for antibiotic resistant superbug
County and hospital health officials are investigating how 10 infants tested positive for a dangerous bacteria while they were being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. The 10 infants were reported to have tested positive for the same
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