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Analysis: Antibiotic apocalypse

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A terrible future could be on the horizon, a future which rips one of the greatest tools of medicine out of the hands of doctors. A simple cut to your finger could leave you fighting for your life. Luck will play a bigger role in your future than any doctor could. The most basic operations - getting an appendix removed or a hip replacement - could become deadly.


Feces transplant may help relieve severe diarrhea: study

It may sound like the most unappealing treatment available, but a European study has concluded that inserting fecal material from a healthy person into the gut of somebody with severe diarrhea may cure their problem better than antibiotics.


Drug resistant tuberculosis found across the world

Scientists have found alarming levels of the lung disease tuberculosis in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America that are resistant to up to four powerful antibiotic drugs. In a large international study published in the Lancet medical journal on Thursday, researchers found rates of both multi drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) were higher than previously thought and were threatening global efforts to curb the spread of the disease.


Popular Antibiotic May Raise Risk of Sudden Death

Azithromycin may be risky for adults with heart problems, a new study finds, by possibly causing abnormal, potentially fatal, heart rhythms.


F.D.A. Is Ordered to Restrict Use of Antibiotics in Livestock


Environmental and health groups had sued to limit the widespread use of penicillin and tetracycline to promote animal growth, which is thought to pose risks to human health.


FDA limits 1 class of antibiotics in livestock as public health groups urge gov’t to do more


The Food and Drug Administration says it will limit the presence of one type of antibiotics in meat, saying they could increase human resistance to the drugs. The agency said Wednesday it will restrict the use of cephalosporin antibiotics, which are often given to cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys before slaughter. The drugs are used to treat pneumonia, skin infections and other diseases in humans.


Bacterial Genome Sequencing Offers Latest Tool Against Diseases

Bacterial Genome Sequencing Offers Latest Tool Against Diseases

Investigators can now take precautions against diseases starting to emerge, like flu or food-borne bugs and antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.


U.S. Calls Antibiotics Wrong Step on E. Coli

Officials in the United States suggest that the Europeans are not looking in the right direction to fight the outbreak.


80% Of Antibotics Go To Farm Animals

80% Of Antibotics Go To Farm Animals

The amount of one type of antibiotic given to livestock outweighs all the bacteria-killing medicine


New drug-resistant superbugs found in 3 states

New drug-resistant superbugs found in 3 states

An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday.


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