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Why We Might Not Be Able to Count on Antibiotics to Stop Infections Anymore
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotics, medicine, resistance, superbugs )

Freya
- 50 days ago - alternet.org
As lifesaving antibiotics dwindle, factory farms are breeding resistant bacteria that transmit to humans.
5 Disturbing Facts Big Food Doesn't Want You to Know
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, diet, meat, preservatives, beef, chicken, shrimp, pork, diseases, antibiotics )

Freya
- 113 days ago - alternet.org
A few inconvenient truths you might need to know before tucking into that next bite of shrimp, beef or bacon.
E. Coli Bacteria Can Transfer Antibiotic Resistance To Other Bacteria
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, antibiotics, diet, disease, food, health, humans, illness, medicine, protection, risks, safety )

Kathy
- 250 days ago - kplu.org
Colistin is the antibiotic that doctors use as a last resort to wipe out dangerous bacteria. "It's really been kept as the last drug in the locker when all else has failed," says Dr. Jim Spencer, a senior lecturer in microbiology at the University of...
Junk Food and Antibiotics Have Spawned a Global Diabetes Epidemic [ + Videos ]
Health & Wellness  (tags: junk foods, antibiotics, diabetes type 2 )

Ellyn
- 308 days ago - articles.mercola.com
Recent studies show that one-half of all Americans are either prediabetic or diabetic. In the UK, diabetes rates have soared 60 percent in the last decade. Diabetic women under the age of 45 have a six-fold greater risk for heart attack...
First New Antibiotic in 30 Years Discovered in Major Breakthrough
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotics, discovery, healthcare, research, treatment )

Beatrice
- 567 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a 'paradigm shift' in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs. Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, sep
Tell Congressional Republicans: Stop the Use of Antibiotics in Factory Farms
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotics, factory farms, food, petitions, meat, drugs )

Freya
- 727 days ago - credomobilize.com
The gross overuse of antibiotics on factory farms has led to the development of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," sickening millions and even killing many Americans every year. We urge you to pass critical legislation to prevent antibiotic resistance...
The Terrifying 'New' STD
Health & Wellness  (tags: STD, sex, disease, prevention, protection, antibiotics, research, health )

Nancy
- 911 days ago - healthyliving.msn.com
The bacterium that causes gonorrhea, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is very crafty, says Gail Bolan, M.D., director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention. It mutates quickly and has grown resistant to every class of antibiotics used to treat it since the meds
Why Are Pig Farmers Still Using Growth-Promoting Drugs?
Health & Wellness  (tags: food, health, diet, safety, pigs, antibiotics, risks, science )

Carrie
- 996 days ago - npr.org
t's one of the most controversial practices in agriculture: feeding small amounts of antibiotics to animals in order to make them grow faster. But what if the drugs don't even work very well? There's some good evidence that they don't, at least in pigs.
Are Farm Veterinarians Pushing Too Many Antibiotics?
Health & Wellness  (tags: animals, food supply, antibiotics, farm veterinarians, humans, health, safety, society, research, treatment, risks, study )

Carrie
- 1000 days ago - npr.org
In a barn outside Manhattan, Kan., researchers from Kansas State University are trying to solve the riddle of bovine respiratory disease. They're sticking plastic rods down the noses of 6-month old calves, collecting samples of bacteria.
CDC Reveals Scary Truth About Factory Farms and Superbugs
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotics, deaths, factory farms, food, diseases )

Kit
- 1045 days ago - motherjones.com
The CDC report lays out a couple of specific pathogens whose spread among people is driven by farm practices. Drug-resistant campylobacter causes 310,000 infections per year, resulting in 28 deaths, the report states.
CDC Warns: Drug-Resistant Infections Kill 23,000 Patients a Year
Health & Wellness  (tags: CDC, U.S., humans, health, antibiotics, research, science, study, medicine, society, family, disease, illness, prevention, protection, risks, safety, warning, news )

Carrie
- 1046 days ago - rawstory.com
The US faces "potentially catastrophic consequences" if it does not act immediately to combat drug resistance which already kills an estimated 23,000 people a year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Monday.
Prevent Antibiotic Resistant "Superbugs" in Meat ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, antibiotics, superbugs, protection, food, health )

CherAWAY
- 1169 days ago - aldf.org
Millions of animals are being harmed and consumers misled by this failure to accurately label food products -- and this is a matter critical to public and animal health. Please contact the USDA and ask them to act today!
Yes, Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Can Jump From Animals to Humans
Health & Wellness  (tags: big pharma, research, livestock, infection, antibiotics, humans, health, mrsa, disease, family )

Nancy
- 1211 days ago - motherjones.com
After analyzing the mutations of the MRSA strains in the women and the animals, the researchers concluded that it had been circulating among the livestock before jumping to the people. The researchers' analysis is "so fine-grained," McKenna writes...
Antibiotics Search to Focus on Sea Bed
Health & Wellness  (tags: science, health, healthcare, environment, antibiotics, Body-Mind-Spirit, disease, medicine, humans, risks, research, interesting )

Cal
- 1257 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Researchers are embarking on an £8m project to discover new antibiotics at the bottom of the ocean.
Why Antibiotics Are Losing the War Against Bacteria
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, research, drugs, antibiotics, illness, disease )

Beatrice
- 1475 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The problem is simple to grasp. In the past 25 years bacteria have become increasingly immune to the antibiotics in our medical arsenal. At the same time, we have developed only a trickle of new drugs to take the place of those that have become useless. '
 

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