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Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms! - Please Sign!
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, wellness, antibiotics, farming, cruelty )

Marie
- 135 days ago - secure3.convio.net
It's become a common practice on factory farms to feed livestock regular, low doses of antibiotics even when they're not sick, in part because their living conditions are so horrifyingly unhealthy, and also to make them grow faster.
The Terrifying 'New' STD
Health & Wellness  (tags: STD, sex, disease, prevention, protection, antibiotics, research, health )

Nancy
- 176 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
- 261 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
- 265 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
- 309 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
- 311 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 )

Cher Away
- 434 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
- 476 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
- 522 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
- 740 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. '
Tell the FDA: Healthy Animals Don't Need Antibiotics
Health & Wellness  (tags: antibiotics, FDA, farmers, animals, risks, safety, prevention, protection, interesting, illness, food, government, health, humans, ethics, diet, disease, drugs )

Elena
- 754 days ago - action.foodandwaterwatch.org
Factory farms across America are feeding healthy animals antibiotics they don't need. As a result, they're breeding "superbugs," dangerous bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. We have until July 10 to send a comment to the FDA.
Tell Congress: Just Say No to Back-Room Deals With Drug Companies ACTION US
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, family, disease, big pharma, livestock, antibiotics, medicine )

Nancy
- 804 days ago - secure.nrdconline.org
Drug companies and factory farms are creating something more alarming than pills and livestock: they're pushing antibiotics on healthy animals, incubating dangerous, drug-resistant strains of bacteria that are spreading to humans.
Protect Our Families' Health By Ending the Overuse of Antibiotics in Food Producing Animals. ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: disease, drugs, family, antibiotics, factory farms, prevention, health )

Nancy
- 880 days ago - wwws.whitehouse.gov
In June 2010, the FDA issued draft recommendations on voluntary limits to this overuse--but we are still waiting for action.
NDM-1 Superbug Enzyme's 'Photofit' Taken
Health & Wellness  (tags: enzyme, antibiotics, researchers, protein )

Suzane
- 1052 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The structure of the protein which stops some of medicine's most powerful antibiotics working has been determined by researchers.
World Health Day Is April 7 With a Focus on Antibiotic Resistance
Health & Wellness  (tags: World Health Day, antibiotics, study, protection, healthcare, health, illness, humans, drugs, Body-Mind-Spirit, prevention )

Cal
- 1205 days ago - prnewswire.com
Antibiotics are among the most important advances in human health, but their use and misuse over the past 70 years have increased the number and types of microorganisms resistant to antibiotics - resulting in deaths, greater suffering and disability, and
 

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