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Antibiotic Superbugs Have Just Reached the US

By Jenn Loro - May 30, 2016 11:02 AM EDT

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.

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1 In 3 Prescribed Antibiotics in the US Unnecessary and Wrong

By Jenn Loro - May 05, 2016 09:45 AM EDT

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.’

Antibiotics Before Age Two Exposes Child to Obesity Risk

Antibiotics Before Age Two Exposes Child to Obesity Risk

By Kanika Gupta - Mar 25, 2016 06:43 AM EDT

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.

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Prescribing Antibiotics For Children Under Two Can Expose Them To Obesity

By R. Siva Kumar - Mar 23, 2016 03:23 PM EDT

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.

Sixta Bucardo (age 43) and Llilmer Parrilla Bucardo (18 months), the youngest of her six children.

Antibiotics And Weight Gain In Kids Are Co-Related

By R. Siva Kumar - Oct 25, 2015 12:22 AM EDT

In a study, scientists found that children who take seven or more antibiotics as children tend to put on weight faster.

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Could Merck's Antibody Become Poop Substitute For C.difficile Infection?

By Peter R - Sep 21, 2015 06:29 PM EDT

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.

A malnourished child. Dharabi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. April 9, 2009.

Global Child Deaths Halved to 6 Million Deaths Per Year, UNICEF

By R. Siva Kumar - Sep 10, 2015 12:32 PM EDT

UNICEF reports show that the mortality rate for children under five has come down since 1990.

Campgrounds Closed at Yosemite National Park After Plague Detected

This Year's Second Colorado Plague Patient Died

By R. Siva Kumar - Aug 09, 2015 05:03 PM EDT

Plague is being spread by fleas through rats and other animals, and immediate treatment with antibiotics is needed to contain it.

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U.S. Military Accidentally Shipped Live Anthrax to Nine States and Overseas

By Cheri Cheng - May 28, 2015 11:38 AM EDT

The United States Military has accidentally shipped live anthrax samples to locations in as many as nine states and overseas.

Taco Bell Goes Natural

Taco Bell Goes Natural

By Dustin M Braden - May 26, 2015 09:34 AM EDT

Taco Bell has joined a slew of other companies trying to keep up with consumer demand for less processed, more natural foods.

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Morphine Can Be Brewed Just From Sugar Yeast, Even Without Poppies

By R. Siva Kumar - May 21, 2015 07:38 PM EDT

Scientists are clear that morphine can be brewed even without poppies, though it is not safe to make it at home.

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Greatest National Pneumonic Plague Outbreak in Nine Decades Started by Colorado Pooch

By R. Siva Kumar - May 01, 2015 01:34 PM EDT

One pet dog began to transmit plague to four persons in Colorado, and died while the four humans got cured.

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Tyson Foods to Stop Using Human Antibiotics in Chicken Supply

By Dustin M Braden - Apr 28, 2015 06:41 PM EDT

Tyson Foods has announced that they will begin to phase out the use of human antibiotics in its chicken supplies.

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Shigella Bacteria Acquires Drug Resistance, CDC Warns Outbreak

By Peter R - Apr 03, 2015 09:54 AM EDT

Health experts are concerned as the bacteria spreads easily due to inadequate hygiene.

McDonald's Offers Breakfast All Day

McDonald's Offers Breakfast All Day

By Dustin M Braden - Mar 30, 2015 06:53 PM EDT

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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