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Bacteria-fighting beards: how facial hair could help tackle antibiotic resistance

Medical News Today - ‎18 hours ago‎
Antibiotic resistance has become such a problem across the globe that in 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that we are headed for a "post-antibiotic era," where infections that were once treatable could become life-threatening.

A 1000-Year-Old B.C. Remedy May Help Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Perhaps the most intriguing came last summer when a 1,000-year old-remedy was shown to have the ability to kill the antibiotic resistant bacterium, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The researchers at the time simply followed the ...

Antimicrobial resistance: what's the issue, and why is it so important?

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
An estimated 700,000 people die each year around the world because they have an infection that has become immune to the drugs used to treat it.

Last-Ditch Antibiotic Resistance: What Is The Role Of Food?

National Geographic - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
As concern for Zika virus ramped up in January, the recent and sudden recognition that last-ditch antibiotic resistance is moving across the globe has all but vanished from the news.

The Race to Reverse Antibiotic Resistance

Discover Magazine (blog) - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Alternating between different antibiotics could help steer bacterial evolution away from antibiotic resistance. Humans have shaped the evolution of the organisms around us - animals, plants, and even yeast - for thousands of years.

Tanzawaic Acid: A New Weapon In The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Popular Science - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Controlling the spread of antibiotic resistance is a global priority. Curbing the use of antimicrobials through stewardship in medicine and abstinence in agriculture are the most effective means.

How a novel technique could help combat antibiotic resistance

Phys.Org - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges facing global public health, threatening our ability to treat common infections.
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C. diff study provides insight into antibiotic resistance and risks for infection

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Exposure to specific antibiotics is linked to the development of certain strains of antibiotic-resistant C. difficile, one of the fastest growing bacteria superbugs, according to a new study published by Stuart Johnson, MD, of Loyola University Health ...

Synthetic immune cells: a possible solution to antibiotic resistance?

Medical News Today - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Antibiotic resistance is an increasing threat to public health. In 2014, the World Health Organization warned that we are heading for a "post-antibiotic era," where infections that have been treatable for decades become life-threatening.
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POLL: Wide support for new Maryland bill to fight antibiotic resistance

Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
While meeting with a lawmaker, I heard an infectious disease physician tell a tragic story of his patient who had fallen off a ladder at work, hurt his leg, and contracted an antibiotic-resistant infection. After every antibiotic tried failed to heal ...

Bristol professor's first UK trial on antibiotic resistance in hospitals could save thousands

Bristol Post - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
A leading trial in the fight against antibiotics resistance, which could potentially save thousands of lives a year, is being launched in Bristol.

Bacteria-fighting antitoxins offer remedy to antibiotic resistance

STAT - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
... Administration is reviewing a drug that mops up bacterial toxins while leaving microbes themselves unscathed, potentially providing infectious disease doctors with a new treatment option that might be less prone to drug resistance than existing ...

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May Have Met Their Match

UConn Today - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
This antibiotic resistance has reached a point where it is a public health concern across the globe. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) put the number of people in the United States who become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria at ...
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Tackling threat of antibiotic resistance

Times of India - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The first indicator that a patient has become resistant to antibiotics is when the doctor says that `he's developed initial stage pneumonia and the patient is not responding to medicines'.
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Poultry farmers 'using more antibiotics linked to resistant food poisoning bugs'

The Independent - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Antibiotics that were banned on US chicken farms a decade ago over links to the spread of potentially deadly bacteria in humans are being used in significantly increased quantities by the British poultry industry, an investigation has revealed ...

Dutch researchers team up to combat antibiotic-resistant viruses

BioPrepWatch - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
“By combining all scientific knowledge, we are able to make breakthroughs faster in the field of emerging infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance,” Anton Pijpers, one of the initiators of the NCOH, said. “An example is the development of new ...

Can New Diagnostic Tests Help Tackle Antibiotic Resistance?

Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Antibiotics, first prescribed in the mid-1940s, have for many years been seen as the magic bullet to treat infections. However, as quickly as prescribing commenced, antibiotic resistance emerged. In recent years, serious concerns over antibiotic ...
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The Meat Industry is Creating New Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria… and it's Spreading Rapidly

One Green Planet - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
It is now widely accepted that antibiotic-resistance has grown and spread due to these drugs being heavily overused in animal agriculture.