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Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea a Growing U.S. Threat: CDC September 21, 2016

But new drug shows promise against sexually transmitted disease in early trials

More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report September 20, 2016

Infectious disease experts say multipronged approach is needed

CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S. September 19, 2016

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

Connecticut Toddler Latest U.S. Case of 'Superbug' September 09, 2016

But like 3 other infections reported earlier, it did not spread beyond the original patient

Antibiotics Before Age 2 May Be Linked to Allergies Later September 06, 2016

Risk rose for hay fever, eczema, study suggests

FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps September 02, 2016

Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance

Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use September 02, 2016

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

Antibiotic 'Report Card' Drills Guidelines Into Dentists August 30, 2016

Seeing their prescription rates leads some to change their ways, study finds

Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics in Kids Might Help Spur Type 1 Diabetes August 22, 2016

Whether link applies to humans isn't clear, researchers say

FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics July 26, 2016

Fluoroquinolones such as Cipro, Levaquin should be reserved for life-threatening infections

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Detected in Sewage Spill July 22, 2016

'People need to be aware of what may be entering the water,' researcher says

U.S. Cases of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Rise Fourfold in One Year July 14, 2016

CDC statistics for 2013-2014 show troubling spike in resistant strains

2nd U.S. Case of Bacteria Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic July 11, 2016

Scientists concerned it could lead to more drug-resistant germs

Many Adults Use Antibiotics Without Consulting Doctor, Survey Finds July 11, 2016

1 in 20 holds onto and uses old, leftover meds, contributing to danger of drug-resistant germs

Can an Antibiotic Help You? Quick Test Might Someday Tell July 06, 2016

The screen could provide results in an hour, reducing the unnecessary use of the drugs, developers say

New Test Help Detect Drug-Resistant Bacteria June 30, 2016

Uses specimens taken directly from patients

U.K. Case of Throat Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics June 23, 2016

U.S. officials concerned about potential danger of untreatable STD

A New Antibiotic to the Rescue? June 16, 2016

Experimental drug shows promise against MRSA superbug in animal trials

Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome' June 15, 2016

C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits June 13, 2016

Infants given the drugs were prone to infections and obesity in childhood, researchers say

Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study June 09, 2016

3 in 4 tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia came back negative

U.S. Officials Confirm Superbug Resistant to All Antibiotics May 27, 2016

Pennsylvania case suggests it's almost 'the end of the road' for these drugs

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not May 11, 2016

Only a severe reaction that comes within a hour or two signals true allergy to the antibiotic, allergist says

Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study May 03, 2016

1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

Antibiotics in Animal Feed Contribute to Drug-Resistant Germs: Study April 14, 2016

Individual farm practices can have global implications, researcher says

Study: Longer-Term Antibiotics Won't Ease 'Chronic Lyme Disease' March 30, 2016

Dutch trial is latest to show no benefit from extended treatment, but finding unlikely to end the controversy

Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common March 28, 2016

Just under half of U.S. babies have them in first year now, compared to 60 percent in '80s and '90s

Mild Appendicitis Complication Rates Similar for Surgery, Antibiotics March 25, 2016

Decision not to operate might be matter of personal preference, researchers say

Antibiotics Don't Boost Baby's Weight: Study March 22, 2016

Contrary to what happens in animals, infection-fighting drugs won't cause excess pounds, researchers say

Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' Urinary Tract Infections March 16, 2016

Researchers say threat is worrisome because children are at high risk of kidney complications

CDC Says Hospitals Making Progress Against 'Superbugs' March 03, 2016

But hundreds of thousands are still infected each year, experts report

Lyme Disease 'Biofilm' Eludes Antibiotics: Report February 25, 2016

Germ forms slimy layer that makes it up to 1,000 times more resistant than other bacteria, researchers say

Study Sees Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Delirium in Patients February 17, 2016

Temporary confusion often caused by drugs, including common antimicrobials, research suggests

Gene Discovery Could Point to New Lyme Disease Test: Study February 12, 2016

Researchers say patients have tell-tale genetic signatures, even after taking antibiotics

Health Tip: Protect Against Group B Strep During Pregnancy February 08, 2016

Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't Help January 20, 2016

It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing Threat January 19, 2016

U.S. officials echo concerns of health experts in Great Britain

No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts January 18, 2016

Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults

Patients Can Self-Administer IV Antibiotics at Home: Study December 24, 2015

Practice could save money while helping uninsured patients avoid long hospital stays, researchers say

Health Tip: Understanding Antibiotics December 09, 2015

Here's what to do if you need a course

Health Tip: Use Antibiotics Wisely December 01, 2015

Here are potential risks

Scientists Spot Gene That Could Make Bacteria Resistant to All Antibiotics November 19, 2015

The DNA has emerged in germs infecting people and pigs in China, researchers warn

When Antibiotics Are Needed November 18, 2015

'Get Smart' tips from an expert to prevent their overuse

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes November 17, 2015

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

Pediatricians' Group Urges Cuts in Antibiotic Use in Livestock November 16, 2015

Widespread practice is boosting bacterial resistance to drugs, putting kids in danger, AAP says

Doctors Save Life of U.S. Child With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis November 16, 2015

Case highlights growing threat of strain of the lung disease that doesn't respond to multiple antibiotics

Swiss Report Highlights Danger of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis November 11, 2015

Cases where the infection isn't thwarted by existing antibiotics are surfacing, researcher says

Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review Finds November 09, 2015

Macrolides were linked to small, but significant, chances of sudden cardiac death

Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the World November 05, 2015

Outbreaks of the childhood disease reported in Britain and Asia, study finds

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not, Researchers Say November 05, 2015

Small study finds drug might be safe for patients who had previous reaction to the antibiotic

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