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

August 08, 2013: Probiotics Not Warranted for Seniors Taking Antibiotics: Study
No difference seen in diarrhea rates among those taking the supplements

August 06, 2013: Earlier Acne Outbreaks May Be Caused by Earlier Puberty: Experts
New guidelines released to help doctors treat younger patients age-appropriately

July 03, 2013: Some Farm Workers Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds
Findings raise concerns about U.S. livestock production

July 01, 2013: New Tick-Borne Illness May Be Misdiagnosed
Case reports look at 2 older patients with Borrelia miyamotoi infection

June 24, 2013: Kids' Sinusitis Might Not Need Antibiotics, New Guidelines Say
Doctors can 'watch and wait' for an additional 3 days

June 20, 2013: How Estrogen May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections After Menopause
Laboratory study suggests vaginal supplementation would benefit some women

June 17, 2013: Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction: Study
Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage, researchers say

June 04, 2013: Can You Skip Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infection?
In small study, UTI symptoms cleared on their own for most women, but an expert urges caution

May 25, 2013: Hidden Dangers Dog Dog Parks
Pets should be fully vaccinated before frolicking with friends, vet says

May 08, 2013: Could Adaptable Bacteria Cause Repeat Urinary Tract Infections?
Study of 4 women found E. coli that 'migrated' and thrived

May 06, 2013: Pediatricians Endorse New Acne Treatment Guidelines
Experts note many medications now available for range of cases

May 01, 2013: Antibiotic Azithromycin Won't Harm Healthy Hearts: Study
Researchers found no increased death risk in those free of cardiovascular disease