All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘antibiotic resistance’

Antibiotic Overuse Could Create Global Health Crisis, Shows Study

For years now, the medical community, including the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been warning that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise. The problem is becoming serious as antibiotic use has become widespread and commonplace, with bacteria evolving resistances at an ever-greater rate. A new study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine has …

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Almost All Chicken Breasts Shown to Contain Harmful Bacteria

Chicken is one of the most widely eaten meats in the U.S. and around the world, but it could also be one of the most dangerous. Consumer Reports this week revealed the results of its recent tests of meat and poultry, showing that nearly all of the U.S. chicken breasts it tested were contaminated with some sort of harmful bacteria. …

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FDA to Tackle Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

The practice of using antibiotics in farm animals has been debated for decades now. Farms will often put antimicrobials into the feed or water of animals bound for the dinner table to enable faster growth using less feed. Critics have argued that these antibiotics could have a dangerous effect on humans who eat the animals, and the U.S. government is …

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CDC Recommends Limits For Antibiotic Use in Children

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week issued a new report and guidance urging physicians to cut back on antibiotic use in children. Specifically, the CDC has called on doctors to cut back on prescribing antibiotics for upper respiratory conditions such as ear infections, sinus infections, and sore throats. Many of these infections are caused by …

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on the Rise, Says CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week released a report on antibiotic-resistant bacteria – and the news doesn’t look good. The CDC’s data shows that antibiotic resistance is on the rise in the U.S. The agency estimates that around two million Americans each year are infected with such germs, and that “at least” 23,000 of them …

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