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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

Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say February 03, 2014

Instead, use antibacterial or antibiotic eardrops, experts advise

Study Probes Origins of 2 Ancient, Deadly Plagues January 28, 2014

Different strains of rodent-borne germ likely caused 6th-century outbreak and the Black Death, researchers say

ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals January 24, 2014

Finding seen despite nationwide push against unnecessary use, to prevent drug resistance

Could Stem Cells Cure Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis? January 09, 2014

Small, early study found treatment was safe, possibly more effective than standard antibiotics

U.S. Spends 5 Times More Than U.K. on Antibiotics for Kids: Study December 26, 2013

Cost of these prescription drugs a burden on U.S. economy, researchers say

E. Coli 'Superbug' May Pose Major Health Threat: Study December 17, 2013

Drug-resistant H30-Rx strain can lead to blood infection, researchers say

FDA to Limit Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals December 11, 2013

Move should help reduce threat of antibiotic resistance in human disease, agency says

Health Tip: When Antibiotics <i>Aren't</i> the Answer November 29, 2013

Talk to a doctor or pharmacist about how to ease symptoms

New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids November 18, 2013

Many upper respiratory infections, such as mild strep throat, don't require the drugs, report says

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Up Among Hospitalized Kids: Study October 28, 2013

More cases seen of children affected by musculoskeletal MRSA

Poultry Plants Linked to Salmonella Outbreak to Remain Open: USDA October 11, 2013

Owner has made 'immediate substantive changes to slaughter and processing,' agency says

For Dialysis Patients, It Was a Honey of An Idea October 11, 2013

But antibiotics are still preferred for preventing catheter infections, study says

Antibiotic Resistance Ups Salmonella Hospitalizations: CDC October 09, 2013

Furloughed agency workers called back to aid investigation into California chicken farm

Too Many Antibiotics Still Prescribed for Sore Throats, Bronchitis: Studies October 03, 2013

Most ills are caused by viruses, end on their own, researchers report

Tips for Preventing, Coping With Pinkeye September 28, 2013

Conjunctivitis more likely to spread with school in session, expert says

'Cycling' Antibiotics Might Help Combat Resistance, Study Suggests September 26, 2013

Alternating drugs could extend their life and effectiveness, researchers say

Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study September 25, 2013

Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

Bacterial 'Autopsy' Could Speed Antibiotic Discovery: Study September 20, 2013

Scientists invent faster analysis of chemicals with bacteria-killing abilities; experts stress need for new generation of infection-fighting drugs

Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say September 19, 2013

Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics

Gene Testing Helps Sort Out Bacterial, Viral Infections September 18, 2013

Results could speed up diagnosis, improve treatment decisions, study authors say

Serious MRSA Infections in U.S. Declining: CDC September 16, 2013

Hospital-onset invasive cases involving the 'superbug' dropped by 54 percent

CDC Sounds Alarm on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria September 16, 2013

Report cites overuse of antibiotics as key to the life-threatening problem

Informed Patients Can Help Stem Antibiotic Overuse September 13, 2013

Italian campaign targeted general public, not just health professionals

'Superbug' Can Spread to Nearby Hospitals August 09, 2013

Study of antibiotic-resistant VRE found domino effect