Articles tagged "antibiotic resistance"

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Scientists show that bacteria can evolve a biological timer to survive antibiotic treatments

The ability of microorganisms to overcome antibiotic treatments is one of the top concerns of modern medicine. The effectiveness of many antibiotics has been reduced by bacteria's ability to rapidly evolve and develop strategies to resist antibiotics. Bacteria achie

July 01, 2014

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In age of runaway superbugs, handshakes now declared more dangerous than smoking

Entire healthcare facilities may soon be dubbed "no handshaking zones." As "smoke free zones" become more accepted today, so too could "no human contact zones."Touching is now being proven to be more dangerous than smoking, as deadly s

May 25, 2014

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Scientists discover why honey is still the best antibiotic

Conventional antibiotics are overprescribed and overconsumed. They are given out like parade candy, tossed out to anyone waving their hands. 2010 data obtained by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that a whopping 833 antibiotic prescriptions are handed out o

April 11, 2014

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Researcher says extensive use of antibiotics in agriculture creating public health crisis

University of Calgary's Aidan Hollis advocates user fees on non-human antibiotics use Citing an overabundance in the use of antibiotics by the agriculture and aquaculture industries that poses a threat to public health, economics professor Aidan Hollis has

December 30, 2013

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Rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs an 'apocalyptic threat' to humanity, say experts

In the very near future, an "apocalyptic scenario" will more than likely emerge in which simple infections become deadly killers that are completely untreatable using modern medicine. This is the opinion of several prominent medical experts, including the U.K.'s Chief

February 10, 2013