An antibiotic-resistant superbug has been recently discovered in the US after a Pennsylvania woman exhibited traces of a rare E.Coli strain that resisted antibiotics including Colistin. Reports of E.Coli superbug was previously documented in China but later surfaced in Europe and other parts of the world.
A report jointly prepared by CDC and Pew Charitable Trusts highlighted the unwarranted medical prescriptions of antibiotics by doctors in the US. The report, published in JAMA, that nearly 30% of all antibiotic prescriptions are not needed leading to the surge of drug-resistant bacteria known as ‘superbugs.’
A new study reveals that if a child is administered three or more courses of antibiotics before the age of two, they become vulnerable to childhood obesity.
Doctors should not prescribe too many antibiotics to children under the age of two, unless they are absolutely necessary. Otherwise, the children could become obese.
In a study, scientists found that children who take seven or more antibiotics as children tend to put on weight faster.
The antibody's effectiveness was tested in clinical trials where it showed it can prevent reoccurence of c.difficile in 10 to 15 percent of the cases.
UNICEF reports show that the mortality rate for children under five has come down since 1990.
Plague is being spread by fleas through rats and other animals, and immediate treatment with antibiotics is needed to contain it.
The United States Military has accidentally shipped live anthrax samples to locations in as many as nine states and overseas.
Taco Bell has joined a slew of other companies trying to keep up with consumer demand for less processed, more natural foods.
Scientists are clear that morphine can be brewed even without poppies, though it is not safe to make it at home.
One pet dog began to transmit plague to four persons in Colorado, and died while the four humans got cured.
Tyson Foods has announced that they will begin to phase out the use of human antibiotics in its chicken supplies.
Health experts are concerned as the bacteria spreads easily due to inadequate hygiene.
In an effort to maintain its market share, which has been threatened by competitors like Chipotle, McDonald's announced plans to make its legendary breakfasts available all day.
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