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Resistance to Popular Antibiotic Likely Began Years Before Human Use November 30, 2017

Penicillin Misconceptions May Raise Post-Op Infection Risk October 09, 2017

Many patients wrongly report a drug allergy, leading doctors to use inferior meds, study finds

Helping Preemies Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics October 05, 2017

3 factors predicted when infant was at low risk of serious infection called sepsis

Coming Soon: A Faster Test for Antibiotics Against UTIs? October 04, 2017

In the future, identifying which drug works best might take minutes rather than days, research suggests

Guinea Pigs Harbor a Hidden Health Hazard September 08, 2017

Three Europeans were hospitalized due to infections from these pets

Health Tip: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria September 08, 2017

How you can help prevent health risks

Throat Bacteria Linked to Bone and Joint Infection in Kids September 05, 2017

Study found one particular germ in 70 percent of children with additional infections

White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics September 05, 2017

Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

Antibiotic Vabomere Approved August 30, 2017

For complicated urinary tract infections

Antibiotic Doesn't Prevent Lung Complication After Stem Cell Transplant August 08, 2017

Findings were so dismal that clinical trial was stopped early

Some Medicines Boost Sensitivity to Sun July 17, 2017

When taking medication, check with pharmacist to see if sun exposure is an issue

Is Your Child's 'Penicillin Allergy' Real? July 03, 2017

Follow-up of 100 kids found none were allergic

Antibiotics Improve Treatment of Skin Abscesses June 29, 2017

Drainage alone resulted in worse recovery rates, study finds

U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study June 15, 2017

1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections June 14, 2017

Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

1 in 4 Nursing Home Residents Has Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May 31, 2017

More infection-prevention education and policies are needed, study findings suggest

Scientists Tweak Antibiotic to Boost Power Against 'Superbugs' May 30, 2017

New form of vancomycin hits bacteria in 3 ways, helping curb the threat of microbial resistance

Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients May 22, 2017

People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases May 22, 2017

Patients typically helped by other means, but levels of drug resistance are concerning, researchers say

Houston, You Have a 'Superbug' May 16, 2017

Researchers don't know why strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is affecting this one U.S. city

Some Antibiotics Linked to Miscarriage Risk May 01, 2017

Study finds certain meds seem safer than others, but overall danger is low, researchers say

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

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