A Consumer Reports analysis found disturbingly high levels of salmonella and other bacteria in chicken sold at retailers and …
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking the first steps toward phasing out non-treatment-based uses of antibiotics in agriculture.
Fears of a ‘superbug’
In pristine and ancient samples of bacteria, uncontaminated by human activity, researchers find resistance to several antibiotic treatments, both natural and man-made.
Severe skin infections are increasing among children and becoming one of the most common reasons for hospitalization, a new study finds.
Cranberries are a healthy food choice—full of possible cancer-fighting antioxidants—but what other benefits does the bittersweet bog berry hold? Some studies have shown that cranberries are as effective as antibiotics in …
A new, untreatable strain of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea has been discovered in Japan, according to an international team of infectious disease experts. The strain, named H041, is resistant to all known forms of antibiotics.
(Updated) On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it had sent warning letters to four makers of hand sanitizing products that claim to prevent infection from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
Superbugs are the dastardly villains of the medical world: they’re hard to catch and kill, and they wreak havoc on the helpless.
Antibiotic-resistant bugs have been around almost as long as antibiotics, and health officials have long warned about the looming danger of superstrains — bacteria that are impervious to all of our available antibiotic medications.
Researchers have all kinds of sophisticated ways of tracking antibiotic resistant bacteria. Like biological CSI investigators, they use the bugs’ genetic fingerprints and knowledge of their favorite host haunts to learn more …