Until now, it was unclear how bacteria in hospital pipes could infect patients.
In its 2011 policy paper, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recommended a substantial reduction in the use
For years, parents and scientists have been sounding the alarm about turf safety. As of the end of 2014, synthetic turf covered
The irony of modern health care is this: Hospitals and nursing homes, the pillars of our health care delivery, are the riskiest places for acquiring the infections most difficult to treat. On any given day 1 in 25 hospital patients has a health care-associated infection.
No doubt most of us have heard about probiotic supplements being useful for treating poor digestion, but that's only the beginning.
But superbug infections -- including multi-drug-resistant forms of TB -- already kill hundreds of thousands of people a year
Health officials are encouraging doctors and patients to do their part to cut down on the problems caused by antibiotic resistance
McDonald's Is Removing Human Antibiotics From Its Chicken. Here's Why That's Good News For All Of Us
These "superbugs" are a class of mutated microbes, generally bacteria, that has evolved as they multiply to outsmart the
4. How much is the average healthy person at risk? Drug-resistant infections are more common in hospital or other health
"The discovery of this novel compound challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array
The findings were published as a Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, commissioned by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. The
The compound aspergillomarasmine A, or AMA for short, restores the effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria that make a particularly powerful resistance enzyme called NDM-1. NDM-1 resistance has emerged quite recently, and it is especially dangerous because it provides resistance not just to one antibiotic but to an entire class.
"The real value of antibiotics is saving people from dying. Everything else is trivial," Hollis concludes. What's more, this
The battle to reduce agricultural use of antibiotics continues. The stakes are high -- and may be even higher than before.
The emergence of multi-drug-resistant bacteria is a challenge that will be with us for years to come. The solution demands a strategic, thoughtful and collaborative team approach.
The overuse of antibiotics is just one way industrial agriculture relies upon unsustainable practices. It's now past time we act in name of science and public health.
In addition to participating with the Supermoms virtually via Facebook and Twitter, Macario also reminds parents of their
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