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Honey is a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance

Honey, that delectable condiment for breads and fruits, could be one sweet solution to the serious, ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, researchers...

New guidelines for skin abscesses caused by MRSA

Antibiotic-resistant infection is most common cause of skin infections in US It has been more than 10 years since the clinical battle began with community-acquired...

Inconsistency seen as barrier to stopping resistant bacteria

Hospitals around the country vary considerably in how they define and address an important class of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, and this inconsistency may be contributing...

Fossilized human feces from 14th century contain antibiotic resistance genes

A team of French investigators has discovered viruses containing genes for antibiotic resistance in a fossilized fecal sample from 14th century Belgium, long before...

Marine bacteria to fight tough infections

Aggressive infections are a growing health problem all over the world. The development of resistant bacteria is rampant and, in the United States, resistant...

FDA Taking Closer Look at ‘Antibacterial’ Soap

When you're buying soaps and body washes, do you reach for the bar or bottle labeled "antibacterial"? Are you thinking that these products, in...

‘Superbugs’ found breeding in sewage plants

Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding and spreading their dangerous...

Phasing Out Certain Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing a voluntary plan with industry to phase out the use of certain antibiotics for enhanced food...

Antibiotic-resistant typhoid likely to spread

Restricting the use of antibiotics is unlikely to stop the spread of drug resistance in typhoid fever, according to a study funded by the...

Gut microbes in healthy kids carry antibiotic resistance genes

Friendly microbes in the intestinal tracts (guts) of healthy American children have numerous antibiotic resistance genes, according to results of a pilot study by...

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