Is Your Meat Safe? New Report Urges USDA To Boost Fight Against Salmonella

By | Sat, 12/21/2013 - 19:01

The Pew Charitable Trusts argue in a new report that the USDA isn’t doing enough to protect the public from Salmonella outbreaks.


Health Predictions For 2014

By | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:52

Based on expert opinion, slowly building trends, and economic numbers, expect these six issues to be the top drivers of news in the area of health throughout the coming year.


FDA To Curb Antibiotic Use In Animals; Urges Pharmaceutical And Food Industries To Collaborate

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:01

The Food and Drug Administration will begin implementation of a new plan intended to phase out the use of antibiotics in animals for food production purposes.

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Do You Really Need Antibiotics For That Sore Throat?

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:18

Antibiotics can be more harmful than you think, especially if they are taken unnecessarily for viral illnesses.


Doctors Are Over-Prescribing Antibiotics For Mild Cases Of Bronchitis, Sore Throat

By | Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:51

Doctors across the United States are over-prescribing antibiotics in spite of an effort to curb this growing public health concern.

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Stick Insect May Hold Key To Antibiotic Resistance

By | Sun, 09/01/2013 - 19:10

The Giant Lime Green stick insect could help scientists derive a new drug mechanism capable of circumventing antibiotic resistance in bacteria.


Peripheral Neuropathy Warning Reinforced By FDA: Fluoroquinolone Drug Labels To Better Describe The Dangers

By | Sat, 08/17/2013 - 13:22

The FDA is requiring makers of fluoroquinolone drugs to update labels to emphasize the dangers to patients for developing rapid onset peripheral neuropathy.

Industrial Livestock Workers Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Bacteria Than Organic Farmers

Industrial Farm Workers Carry More Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Bacteria Than Organic Farmers

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 23:00

Strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria could cause a wave of infections throughout the US. Before that happens, scientists are trying to find the path in which they travel, zeroing in on industrial livestock farms.


Child Doctors Go Back To 'School' To Fight Antibiotic Resistance

By | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:02

Training programs for pediatricians could help to prevent the overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics in children.

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Don’t Catch Gonorrhea This Summer, Doxycycline Shortage Makes Price Soar Sky High

By | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:24

Doxycycline, used to treat a variety of diseases from Lyme disease to STIs, is in short supply as demand rises.

New Target For Antibiotics Discovered

Avoiding The Superbug Apocalypse: New Antibiotic Being Developed Would Battle TB, Anthrax, And Food Poisoning

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:36

Researchers out of Penn State have a candidate drug that is more effective than current treatments in killing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.


US Signs $200M Deal With GlaxoSmithKline To Develop Antibiotics, Award Is First Of Its Kind

By | Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:41

The US Dept. of Health and Human Services signed a potentially five-year deal with the pharmaceutical giant to fight against antibiotic resistance and superbugs.

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Cubist Pharma Antibiotic Receives FDA Fast Track Status For UTI Treatment

By | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 11:31

With broad fast track status, the drug will have an easier review process and longer exclusivity.

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Chronic Back Pain Cure Using Antibiotics May Help 40% Of Sufferers

By | Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:41

The results of two studies will help millions of people and save billions of dollars in healthcare expenditures.


Researchers Reverse Bacterial Trend With Breast Milk

By | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:41

Researchers may have found a way to make the dreaded superbug MRSA sensitive to antibiotics once again.