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Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds April 20, 2015

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies April 17, 2015

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing Nations April 02, 2015

Study findings suggest hospitalization isn't needed

Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes March 25, 2015

Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes

New Antibiotic Avycaz Approved February 26, 2015

Combination drug sanctioned for abdominal, urinary tract infections

Dangerous <i>C. Difficile</i> Germ Infects 500,000 Americans a Year: CDC February 25, 2015

Overuse of antibiotics tied to rise in serious infections

Rivers May Be Factor in Antibiotic Resistance February 18, 2015

Researchers recommend improving wastewater treatment

Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants February 16, 2015

Risk, though small, appears highest when medications given in first 6 weeks, researchers report

Certain Heart Drug, Antibiotic Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors February 02, 2015

Doctors should not prescribe spironolactone with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, study says

Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study January 22, 2015

Researchers recommend caution when using antibiotics to treat digestive ills while abroad

Drug to Treat Serious Infections May Harm Kids' Kidneys, Study Says December 30, 2014

The higher the dose of vancomycin, the greater the risk, researchers found

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not November 07, 2014

In studies, vast majority of people who said they had the allergy showed no evidence of it in skin tests

Antibiotic-Resistant Hospital Germ Traced to U.K. Livestock, Study Finds November 04, 2014

British researchers urge strict agricultural standards to prevent MRSA's spread

Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern October 24, 2014

Although levels are below government limits, scientists believe it contributes to antibiotic resistance

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella's Spread in Animals October 20, 2014

Experts say findings have troubling implications for use of drugs to treat livestock

Older Antibiotic Still Works Against Staph Infections, Study Finds October 17, 2014

Vancomycin safe and effective, doctors should not turn to newer antibiotics, researchers say

Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study October 10, 2014

Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010

Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions: Study October 10, 2014

Antibiotics, contrast material for scans lead the list of triggers

Kids May Leave Hospital Sooner When Antibiotics Are Controlled October 09, 2014

Findings support use of drug 'stewardship programs,' researchers say

Hospitals' High Antibiotic Use May Boost Germs' Resistance: Study October 07, 2014

Improving diagnostics could help curb problem, experts say

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics Later in Day: Study October 06, 2014

They tend to 'wear down' and prescribe more as the day progresses, researchers find

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says September 29, 2014

Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change makeup of microbes in gut

Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance September 18, 2014

Task force created to craft a strategy to track, vanquish superbugs

Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals September 17, 2014

Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria, experts say

Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice as Often as Needed, Study Finds September 15, 2014

More than 11 million prescriptions may be unnecessary, researchers say

Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies September 03, 2014

Girl's severe reaction traced to streptomycin-treated blueberries

Antibiotic Might Raise Heart Risks for Some August 20, 2014

People with underlying heart rhythm disorders may want to avoid clarithromycin, study suggests

Orbactiv Approved for Drug-Resistant Skin Infections August 07, 2014

Third such antibiotic sanctioned this year

Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne-Illness Germs a Mixed Bag: CDC July 01, 2014

Report found reduced resistance to treatments with some bugs, more resistance among others

Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections June 23, 2014

Antibiotic can be injected or taken as a pill

Easy-to-Use IV Antibiotics Could Help Treat Serious Skin Infections June 04, 2014

Study found two drugs worked as well as standard medication, with far fewer infusions needed

Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study June 03, 2014

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections May 27, 2014

Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma May 15, 2014

Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study May 13, 2014

But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say

Could Cow Fertilizer Help Spread Antibiotic Resistance? April 22, 2014

Researchers found high levels of genes for drug resistance in manure from dairy cattle

Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA April 21, 2014

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria common on household surfaces, study finds

Mice Study Sees Link Between Gut Bacteria, Immune Cell Production March 28, 2014

Role of antibiotics in reducing beneficial microbes also highlighted

Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC March 26, 2014

Specific source of dangerous germs still unclear in about half of cases

Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC March 20, 2014

Improved screening of immigrants contributes to decline

More Drug-Resistant Infections Seen in U.S. Children March 20, 2014

Although still uncommon, certain bacteria may need stronger treatment than oral meds, study says

Many Hospitals Ineffectively Treat Bloodstream Infections, Study Suggests March 18, 2014

Researchers identify common risk factors doctors should watch for

Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease March 12, 2014

Study found more harmful strains, fewer helpful ones in people with the inflammatory bowel condition

Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children March 07, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of C. difficile cases associated with prescriptions written at doctor visits

U.S. Hospitals Overuse, Misuse Antibiotics, CDC Says March 04, 2014

To fight drug resistance, agency seeks $30 million more, recommends hospitals improve prescription practices

Eye-Catching Labels Urged for Fast-Tracked Antibiotics March 02, 2014

Letter to Congress from medical groups focuses on 'superbug' threat

Doctors' Germ-Laden Stethoscope May Spread Nasty Bacteria February 27, 2014

Cleansing after each use should be part of good patient care, study says

Common Strep Bacteria May Be Morphing Into 'Superbug' February 26, 2014

Doctors report on antibiotic resistance in two unrelated cases

Prescription Eardrops Seem Best for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection: Study February 19, 2014

Finds drops may be preferred remedy when special 'ear tubes' are needed

Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study February 04, 2014

Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region