CDC: International Travelers Behind Spread of Superbug

The bug is resistant to the antibiotics used to treat it.

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The Medieval Cure That May Actually Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

A mixture of onion, garlic, wine and cow stomach bile was found to combat staph infections.

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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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2 People Dead, Dozens Exposed to ‘Superbug’ at UCLA Medical Center

At least 100 patients may have been exposed to medical devices contaminated with “superbug” Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where the devices are already believed to be responsible for seven serious infections, including two deaths.

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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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Don’t Use THIS Treatment for ‘Swimmer’s Ear’

Anyone who’s ever contracted “swimmer’s ear” knows how painful the infection can be. Now, updated expert guidelines stress that the condition is best managed by antibiotics or antibacterials given as eardrops rather than by antibiotics in pill form.

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Emergency Rooms are Still Pushing Antibiotics

The inappropriate use of antibiotics among adult patients at U.S. emergency departments is not falling, despite increasing concerns about antibiotic resistance, a new study reveals. Improper antibiotic use is a contributing factor to antibiotic resistance, the University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers noted.

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Too Many People Still Taking Antibiotics for Sore Throats, Bronchitis

Despite efforts to curb the unnecessary use of antibiotics, many doctors still prescribe them for illnesses that don’t respond to the medications, Harvard researchers report.
Antibiotics only work against bacterial infections, and yet they are prescribed at a rate of 60 percent for sore throats and 73 percent for bronchitis, conditions that are typically caused by viruses, the scientists said.

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