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Antibiotics Are Weakening and Millions Will Feel the Damage If the Meat Industry Doesn't Change Its Ways
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, antibiotics, overuse, Big Agra, meat, sickness, infections )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
A recent report from the WHO describes the dangers humanity faces from overprescription of critical infection-fighting drugs, which has led to both superbugs and antibiotics' dwindling efficacy, making humans vulnerable to infections formerly benign.
âEUR~Antibiotic ApocalypseâEUR(TM): Doctors Sound Alarm Over Drug Resistance | Society | The Guardian
Health & Wellness  (tags: Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotics, Superbugs, Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, Genetics, UK Medical Research Councidrugs, death, disease, health, healthcare, medicine, research, prevention, protection, warning )

Cat
- 39 days ago - theguardian.com
Are you scared yet? You should be! The terrifying prospect that even routine operations will be impossible to perform has been raised by experts alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant genes
Olive Garden Stop Serving Meat Raised With Routine Antibiotics - Petition
Health & Wellness  (tags: Olive Garden, antibiotics, chicken, meat, petition )

Dandelion
- 162 days ago - uspirg.webaction.org
In the past year, big restaurant chains like McDonald's and Subway due to people speaking out are now convinced to make strong commitments to help protect antibiotics. These are major victories, but we can't stop now.
Keep Antibiotics Working PETITION
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotics, health, protection )

Anna
- 261 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The inappropriate use of human antibiotics on factory farms is one of the main causes of the 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths caused by drug-resistant bacteria each year in the United States, according to the CDC.
Why We Might Not Be Able to Count on Antibiotics to Stop Infections Anymore
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotics, medicine, resistance, superbugs )

Freya
- 530 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
- 593 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
- 730 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
- 788 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
- 1047 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
- 1207 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
- 1391 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
- 1476 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
- 1480 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
- 1524 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
- 1526 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.
 

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