July 18, 2014: Drug-Resistant Superbug Increasing in Southeast U.S. Hospitals
Fivefold rise in cases reported at community hospitals over five years, study finds

July 17, 2014: Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say

July 16, 2014: Antibiotics Often Prescribed Needlessly for Terminally Ill, Study Finds
Overuse of these drugs in hospice patients raises concerns about side effects, other issues

July 01, 2014: Antibiotic Resistance Among Foodborne-Illness Germs a Mixed Bag: CDC
Report found reduced resistance to treatments with some bugs, more resistance among others

June 23, 2014: Sivextro Approved for Severe Skin Infections
Antibiotic can be injected or taken as a pill

June 04, 2014: Easy-to-Use IV Antibiotics Could Help Treat Serious Skin Infections
Study found two drugs worked as well as standard medication, with far fewer infusions needed

June 03, 2014: Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study
But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

May 27, 2014: FDA Approves Antibiotic for Skin Infections
Dalvance (dalbavancin) should help against bacteria resistant to older drugs

May 15, 2014: Study Probes Link Between Early Antibiotic Use, Asthma
Infants given these meds may have both poor immunity and genetic risk for asthma, findings suggest

May 13, 2014: Pets Can Carry Same 'Superbug' Strains as Their Owners: Study
But infection tends to originate in humans, so concern that your cat or dog has MRSA isn't necessary, researchers say

April 22, 2014: Could Cow Fertilizer Help Spread Antibiotic Resistance?
Researchers found high levels of genes for drug resistance in manure from dairy cattle

April 21, 2014: Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria common on household surfaces, study finds

March 28, 2014: Mice Study Sees Link Between Gut Bacteria, Immune Cell Production
Role of antibiotics in reducing beneficial microbes also highlighted

March 26, 2014: Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC
Specific source of dangerous germs still unclear in about half of cases

March 20, 2014: Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC
Improved screening of immigrants contributes to decline

March 20, 2014: More Drug-Resistant Infections Seen in U.S. Children
Although still uncommon, certain bacteria may need stronger treatment than oral meds, study says

March 18, 2014: Many Hospitals Ineffectively Treat Bloodstream Infections, Study Suggests
Researchers identify common risk factors doctors should watch for

March 12, 2014: Gut Bacteria May Play Role in Crohn's Disease
Study found more harmful strains, fewer helpful ones in people with the inflammatory bowel condition

March 07, 2014: Antibiotics May Be Linked to Serious Infections in Children
Nearly three-quarters of C. difficile cases associated with prescriptions written at doctor visits

March 04, 2014: U.S. Hospitals Overuse, Misuse Antibiotics, CDC Says
To fight drug resistance, agency seeks $30 million more, recommends hospitals improve prescription practices

March 02, 2014: Eye-Catching Labels Urged for Fast-Tracked Antibiotics
Letter to Congress from medical groups focuses on 'superbug' threat

February 27, 2014: Doctors' Germ-Laden Stethoscope May Spread Nasty Bacteria
Cleansing after each use should be part of good patient care, study says

February 26, 2014: Common Strep Bacteria May Be Morphing Into 'Superbug'
Doctors report on antibiotic resistance in two unrelated cases

February 19, 2014: Prescription Eardrops Seem Best for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection: Study
Finds drops may be preferred remedy when special 'ear tubes' are needed

February 04, 2014: Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study
Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

February 03, 2014: Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say
Instead, use antibacterial or antibiotic eardrops, experts advise

January 28, 2014: Study Probes Origins of 2 Ancient, Deadly Plagues
Different strains of rodent-borne germ likely caused 6th-century outbreak and the Black Death, researchers say

January 24, 2014: ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals
Finding seen despite nationwide push against unnecessary use, to prevent drug resistance

January 09, 2014: Could Stem Cells Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis?
Small, early study found treatment was safe, possibly more effective than standard antibiotics

December 26, 2013: U.S. Spends 5 Times More Than U.K. on Antibiotics for Kids: Study
Cost of these prescription drugs a burden on U.S. economy, researchers say

December 17, 2013: E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study
Drug-resistant H30-Rx strain can lead to blood infection, researchers say

December 11, 2013: FDA to Limit Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals
Move should help reduce threat of antibiotic resistance in human disease, agency says

November 29, 2013: Health Tip: When Antibiotics <i>Aren't</i> the Answer
Talk to a doctor or pharmacist about how to ease symptoms

November 18, 2013: New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids
Many upper respiratory infections, such as mild strep throat, don't require the drugs, report says

October 28, 2013: Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Up Among Hospitalized Kids: Study
More cases seen of children affected by musculoskeletal MRSA

October 11, 2013: Poultry Plants Linked to Salmonella Outbreak to Remain Open: USDA
Owner has made 'immediate substantive changes to slaughter and processing,' agency says

October 11, 2013: For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea
But antibiotics are still preferred for preventing catheter infections, study says

October 09, 2013: Antibiotic Resistance Ups Salmonella Hospitalizations: CDC
Furloughed agency workers called back to aid investigation into California chicken farm

October 03, 2013: Too Many Antibiotics Still Prescribed for Sore Throats, Bronchitis: Studies
Most ills are caused by viruses, end on their own, researchers report

September 28, 2013: Tips for Preventing, Coping With Pinkeye
Conjunctivitis more likely to spread with school in session, expert says

September 26, 2013: 'Cycling' Antibiotics Might Help Combat Resistance, Study Suggests
Alternating drugs could extend their life and effectiveness, researchers say

September 25, 2013: Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study
Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

September 20, 2013: Bacterial 'Autopsy' Could Speed Antibiotic Discovery: Study
Scientists invent faster analysis of chemicals with bacteria-killing abilities; experts stress need for new generation of infection-fighting drugs

September 19, 2013: Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say
Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics

September 18, 2013: Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections
Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

September 16, 2013: Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC
Hospital-onset invasive cases involving the 'superbug' dropped by 54 percent

September 16, 2013: CDC Sounds Alarm on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Report cites overuse of antibiotics as key to the life-threatening problem

September 13, 2013: Informed Patients Can Help Stem Antibiotic Overuse
Italian campaign targeted general public, not just health professionals

August 09, 2013: 'Superbug' Can Spread to Nearby Hospitals
Study of antibiotic-resistant VRE found domino effect

August 08, 2013: Many Docs Wrongly Prescribe Powerful Antibiotics: Study
Using these drugs incorrectly, such as for viruses, adds to problem of drug-resistant bacteria