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Ick! Synthetic Mucus Could Battle Dangerous Bugs April 26, 2017

Researchers are working on lab-grown versions to control disease-causing bacteria

Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat? April 18, 2017

Study seeking antibiotic alternatives found that only one-third of patients improved within 48 hours

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat April 18, 2017

Azithromycin, commonly known as Zithromax, won't up odds for atrial fibrillation, study shows

Prolonged Antibiotic Use Tied to Precancerous Colon Growths April 05, 2017

Drugs that alter gut bacteria might set stage for polyp development, researcher says

There's Bad Buzz on Antibiotics for Honeybees March 14, 2017

Researchers say the drugs wipe out the insects' beneficial gut bacteria

Skip the Antibiotics for Mild Eczema in Kids March 14, 2017

Skin condition cleared up just as well without use of the drugs, study found

Hospital Sinks May Be Awash in 'Superbugs' February 27, 2017

Study finds drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks and eventually reach patients

Many Americans Unaware of 'Superbug' Threat: Poll February 27, 2017

Most say they know little about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and half think antibiotics work against viruses

'Superbug' Infections Striking More U.S. Kids February 24, 2017

Antibiotic-resistant germs no longer confined to hospitals, study warns

For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead February 17, 2017

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

Is Surgery Always Needed for Kids' Appendicitis? February 17, 2017

Review found many with inflamed appendix were fine with antibiotics alone, but more research needed

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them February 17, 2017

Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection

Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Check Again February 06, 2017

Some people outgrow their allergy and others may have been misdiagnosed, doctor explains

Drug May Be New Weapon Against a 'Superbug' January 25, 2017

Zinplava cuts risk of recurrent C. difficile infections by 40 percent

Antibiotic Overuse Behind 'Superbug' Outbreak in U.K. Hospitals January 25, 2017

Finding could have implications for U.S. hospitals, study authors say

'Superbug' May Be More Widespread Than Thought January 16, 2017

Study of 4 U.S. hospitals found wide variety of germs resistant to antibiotics of last resort

'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman January 13, 2017

She died after possibly picking up an infection in an Indian hospital, researchers say

Study Questions 'Fecal Transplant' Treatment for Gut Infection January 13, 2017

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference compared to antibiotics

Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections December 21, 2016

10 days of the medication was twice as effective, study finds

U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey December 05, 2016

More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

'Superbug' Gene Spotted on U.S. Pig Farm December 05, 2016

Study suggests potential resistance to a last line of antibiotics for humans

Health Tip: Get the Facts About Antibiotics November 29, 2016

Know when they help, and when they don't

U.S. Death Toll From Infectious Diseases Unchanged: Study November 22, 2016

Although new threats have emerged, the number of people dying from infections has stayed relatively stable

'Superbug' Common Among N.C. Hog Workers, Study Says November 18, 2016

Overuse of antibiotics may threaten farm employees, their families

Kids Can Beat 'Complex' Pneumonia Without IV Antibiotics: Study November 17, 2016

Drugs taken by mouth were just as effective for children after hospital discharge

More U.S. Kids Getting Drug-Resistant Infections November 17, 2016

Finding highlights growing problem of antibiotic resistance

Health Tip: Prevent Antibiotic Resistance November 09, 2016

What you can do

Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care October 17, 2016

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

If Patient in the Hospital Bed Before You Got Antibiotics -- Take Heed October 10, 2016

Researchers find an association with C. difficile infection

2nd Antibiotic Halves C-Section Infection Rate: Study September 29, 2016

Two medications are better than one, researchers say

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

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