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

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

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

Expectant moms should be tested, CDC says

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

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

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea: A Growing ThreatJanuary 19, 2016

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

No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: ExpertsJanuary 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: StudyDecember 24, 2015

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

Health Tip: Understanding AntibioticsDecember 09, 2015

Here's what to do if you need a course

Health Tip: Use Antibiotics WiselyDecember 01, 2015

Here are potential risks

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

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

When Antibiotics Are NeededNovember 18, 2015

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

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing EpisodesNovember 17, 2015

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

Pediatricians' Group Urges Cuts in Antibiotic Use in LivestockNovember 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 TuberculosisNovember 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 TuberculosisNovember 11, 2015

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

Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks, Review FindsNovember 09, 2015

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

Scarlet Fever Resurfacing in Some Parts of the WorldNovember 05, 2015

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

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

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

Gonorrhea Becoming More Resistant to One Antibiotic: CDCNovember 03, 2015

Other effective treatments remain available, but experts say finding is cause for concern

Antibiotics May Not Help After 'Complicated' AppendectomyNovember 02, 2015

Use of the drugs did not lower infection risk after these higher-risk operations, study found

Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long: StudyOctober 30, 2015

Prescription Accutane can often help and should be tried sooner, experts say

Study Sees No Link Between Antibiotics in Early Pregnancy and Birth DefectsOctober 30, 2015

Researchers looked for risk among women prescribed drugs that include azithromycin

Drugs May Be as Good as Surgery for Chronic SinusitisOctober 29, 2015

Study found sufferers who stuck with treatments like nasal sprays saw improvements in quality of life

Antibiotics Might Cause Weight Gain in KidsOctober 22, 2015

Study finds link between repeated use in children and slightly higher weights in teen years

Kids at Growing Risk of Deadly 'Superbug' Infection: StudyOctober 22, 2015

Researchers aim to halt spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in hospitals and long-term care centers

Antibiotic Resistance Could Threaten Surgery, Chemo PatientsOctober 16, 2015

Study warns of thousands more deaths if bacteria grow stronger

Plight of NFL Player Stricken by MRSA Germ 'Extremely Unusual'October 14, 2015

Infections by the 'superbug' down significantly in recent years, CDC says

New Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' an Emerging Threat, CDC SaysOctober 05, 2015

Evidence of CRE found in seven U.S. cities monitored by researchers

Non-Antibiotic Medicine May Fight Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'September 23, 2015

Mouse study found treatment was effective and safe; currently unknown if therapy will help in humans

New Antibiotics May One Day Beat SuperbugsSeptember 18, 2015

But research is still in early stages, with testing only done on human cells in the lab

Antibiotics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes RiskAugust 27, 2015

Researchers don't know if the drugs signal developing disease, or contribute to it

Better Control of Drug-Resistant Germs Could Save Thousands of Lives: CDCAugust 04, 2015

Hospitals, health departments, long-term care facilities must share information, report says

In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back PainJuly 30, 2015

New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility

Certain Antibiotics Linked to Hearing Loss, Mouse Study FindsJuly 29, 2015

Inflammation caused by the infection that's being treated may make ear damage more likely

Antibiotic May Lower Effect of Some Blood ThinnersJuly 21, 2015

Doctors should closely monitor patients who have to take these drugs together, expert says

Could Antibiotics Raise a Child's Risk for Juvenile Arthritis?July 20, 2015

Odds are low, but study points to another downside of overuse

Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among ParentsJuly 20, 2015

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

Appendicitis Can Often Be Treated With AntibioticsJune 16, 2015

About 80 percent of patients can try medication first, study says

Doctors Can Cut Back on Antibiotics After Abdominal Surgery: StudyJune 11, 2015

Researchers found 4 days of the drugs equally effective as 8 days

Germs in Foodborne Illness Gaining Resistance to Antibiotics, CDC SaysJune 09, 2015

Rate more than doubled in two years for one strain of salmonella

FDA Puts Antibiotics for Food Animals Under Vet's SupervisionJune 02, 2015

Rule intended to curb routine use for nonmedical purposes

Pet Geckos May Pose Health RiskMay 21, 2015

Researchers detect antibiotic-resistant bacteria in lizards from Indonesia

Improper Antibiotic Use Often Due to Misdiagnosis: StudyMay 20, 2015

Identifying illness correctly is key to drugs' effectiveness, researcher says

Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid Spreading Across Asia, AfricaMay 11, 2015

Areas lacking clean water, effective sanitation most at risk, experts say

Fecal Transplant Helps Fight Off Dangerous Gut Infection: ReviewMay 04, 2015

Treatment effective for recurrent disease, research shows

Half of U.S. Hospitals Could Do More to Prevent Serious Infections, Study FindsApril 29, 2015

Although many precautions are in place, not enough centers set strict antibiotic limits

Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.April 23, 2015

Commonly used medicines are essential, but not profitable for companies, expert says

Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study FindsApril 20, 2015

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their BodiesApril 17, 2015

Finding suggests that 'Western' lifestyle may be driving diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity

Simpler Antibiotic Regimen Helps Sick Babies in Developing NationsApril 02, 2015

Study findings suggest hospitalization isn't needed

Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 DiabetesMarch 25, 2015

Data on 1 million people suggests a higher risk of the illness linked to changes in gut microbes

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