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What You Need to Know About Superbugs

Whether you’ve had a sinus infection or ear infection, a UTI or a cut that turned oozy and red, chances are you’ve taken antibiotics. In fact, most of us are so familiar with antibiotics that we ca…

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The Weed that Beats Superbugs

Looking out my office window, I see a beautiful natural setting and a small lawn covered in bright yellow flowers and I wonder:  "Why do so many people despise dandelions?"  While they think up new an…

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WHO Report Sounds Alarm on Superbugs

According to a recent study published by the World Health Organization (WHO), antibiotic resistant bacteria have spread to every part of the world.  What used to be a concern primarily linked to major…

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Rise of the Superbugs: How Antibiotics Are Killing Us

Every time I look at my social media feeds, it seems like another friend or acquaintance has come down with a nasty case of "the sick." Episodes of cold and flu that used to run their course in a coup…

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Antibiotic Resistant Germs & the Havoc They Wreak (Infographic)

What happens when our best medicine becomes powerless? Well, preventable deaths and hospitalizations for one, but also: antibiotic resistant bacteria finally get taken more seriously. The recent salmo…

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You Can Thank Factory Farms When Antibiotics Stop Working

In a keynote address last year, the Director-General of the World Health Organization warned that we may be facing a future in which many of our miracle drugs no longer work. "A post-antibiotic era me…

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CDC: Superbugs an ‘Extremely Dangerous Problem’

We’ve heard the horror stories of people going into the hospitable for a relatively minor problem and coming out with an "untreatable" and potentially lethal infection. According to the Centers for Di…

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Antibiotic Resistance and the Rise of the Superbug

This was a particularly tough cold and flu season. In my neck of the woods, people were getting sick for weeks instead of days, with illnesses tearing through entire families at once. Thousands flocke…

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MRSA Superbugs in U.S. Retail Meat

MRSA, methicillin resistant Staph aureus, now kills more Americans every year than AIDS, and it's invaded our meat supply. Last week, the largest survey of U.S. retail meat was published and found the…

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7 Ways to Keep Yourself Safe from Superbugs

We all know factory farming is bad for the environment, and we're finding more and more evidence suggesting it's bad for our health, as well. MSNBC just published a piece about the superbugs in meat; …

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