The Antibiotic Myths Parents Need to Stop Believing

Many American parents still have misconceptions about when their children should receive antibiotics and what the medications do, a new study finds.

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The Germs That Cause Food Poisoning Are Growing More Resistant to Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs remains a public health threat despite attempts to combat the problem, according to new U.S. government data.

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Tyson to Stop Using Human Antibiotics On Its Chickens

The company plans to eliminate use by the end of September 2017.

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McDonald’s Is Making a Huge Change to Its Chicken

The fast food giant is changing its sourcing policies.

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Why This Antibiotic, Heart Drug Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors

The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says.

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Not Just in Meat: Antibiotics Could Be in Fish, Too

Researchers who discovered antibiotics in farmed and wild fish say their findings are cause for concern.

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Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics in the Afternoon

Doctors are more likely to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics for respiratory infections as the day progresses, a new study finds.

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Children Given Certain Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Have Higher Obesity Risk

Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests.

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Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they’re actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

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Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some

Taking the widely used antibiotic clarithromycin may boost some patients’ odds of dying from heart-related causes, a new study suggests.

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