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The New Antibiotic Resistance Explained

You have probably heard of the new superbug by now. “Antibiotic ‘last line of defense’ breached in China”! “Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of ‘post-antibiotic era”! 500 more words

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Superbug threat misunderstood, WHO says - Health - CBC News

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria mutate and adapt to become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause. Over-use and misuse of antibiotics exacerbate the development of drug resistant bacteria, often called superbugs.Superbug infections — including multi-drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, typhoid and gonorrhoea — kill hundreds of thousands of people a year, and the trend is growing.

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Could Antibiotics Make This Superbug Stronger? Plus, More in This Week’s Top Five Stories

From Daily Reckoning, by Amanda Stiltner

Could Antibiotics Make This Superbug Stronger?

Recently published findings could indicate that certain antibiotics are actually making a strain of superbug stronger. 669 more words


WHO warns of widespread misunderstanding of superbug threat


People across the world are confused about the major threat to public health posed by drug-resistant superbugs and do not know how to stop that risk growing, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. 320 more words

Subway Will Ditch Meat From Animals Treated With Antibiotics

Subway is planning to stop all use of meat from animals that have been treated with antibiotics, the company announced Tuesday.

The company said it was going to transition to serving only meat from animals—including chicken, turkey, and pork—raised without antibiotics. 371 more words

Breast Cancer Drug Beats Superbug .

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have found that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen gives white blood cells a boost, better enabling them to respond to, ensnare and kill bacteria in laboratory experiments. 631 more words