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Antimicrobial Resistance

Reports of "superbugs" that can evade our strongest antibiotic treatments are becoming uncomfortably commonplace (think MRSA), but that's no reason to become complacent about the growing threat from invisible armies of microbes.

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Court orders FDA to review antibiotic use in livestock updated: Sat Mar 24 2012 12:00:00

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it was studying a federal judge's order that it consider withdrawing two popular antibiotics from use in livestock.

CNNMoney: Robot cleaner a 'game changer' for hospital infection epidemicupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 05:23:00

Hospitals are supposed to be the place where the sick get well. They can also be where the sick get sicker, thanks to the virulent bacteria and viruses that live there.

MRSA: Protect your kid from a superbugupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 09:27:00

A few months before her second birthday, a small bump about the size of a pimple appeared on Audriana Willman's right leg. Her parents, Andrew and Chelsea, noticed the boil in the evening, as they prepared their daughter for bed.

Don't bet on cranberry against UTIsupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 17:29:00

Women have long relied on cranberry juice or supplements to prevent painful urinary tract infections.

Study: U.S. meat widely contaminated with drug-resistant bacteriaupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 19:40:00

Meat and poultry produced in the United States is widely contaminated with "multi-drug-resistant" bacteria, according to a study published Friday in a medical journal.

Bacteria seen in nearly half of U.S. meatupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 09:03:00

Almost half of the meat and poultry sold at U.S. supermarkets and grocery stores contains a type of bacteria that is potentially harmful to humans, a new study estimates.

Study: U.S. meat supply taintedupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 09:03:00

A new study claims that nearly half the U.S. meat supply is contaminated with staph. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

6 places germs breed in a planeupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 08:00:00

Holiday travelers are filling up flights, and flu season is in full swing, so it's more important than ever to protect yourself against illness. We dug deep to identify the major germ zones on planes (and tips to avoid them). No, you're not likely to contract meningitis, but better safe than sorry, right?

Potentially lethal infections imperil already injured troopsupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 18:47:00

Wounded American military personnel may survive a roadside bomb attack in Iraq only to face possible death later in a U.S. hospital from drug-resistant infection.

Congress looks at the military's 'superbug' infectionsupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 11:59:00

A congressional committee asked the Pentagon to explain what it's doing to protect wounded American troops from drug-resistant infections after they leave the battlefield.

China to boost surveillance of superbug that resists antibioticsupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 01:24:00

China's capital will step up surveillance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in response to a superbug that first emerged in South Asia and is spreading globally, state media said.

Tackling tuberculosisupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 12:53:00

An Azerbaijani jail has been hailed for its work treating TB among its inmates.

Disinfectants could give rise to antibiotic-resistant superbugsupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 12:39:00

A new study has provided more evidence that using common disinfectants could promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

Eating animals is making us sickupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 09:12:00

Like most people, I'd given some thought to what meat actually is, but until I became a father and faced the prospect of having to make food choices on someone else's behalf, there was no urgency to get to the bottom of things.

New research warns penicillin 'becoming obsolete'updated: Thu Oct 01 2009 08:59:00

New research suggests penicillin is becoming obsolete, and antibiotic resistance could lead to a "major health crisis" unless governments act to promote research into new drugs.

How to combat the latest supergermsupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 16:32:00

When the swine flu burst onto the scene in April, the bug arrived with a few particularly ominous signs: The flu was resistant to a class of drugs often used to fight flu in the past, and experts were surprised that a nonhuman virus could have such rapid human-to-human transmission. Why was swine flu resistant to current medicines, and was this strain a new supergerm?

Lawyer in 2007 TB scare sues CDCupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 03:32:00

An Atlanta, Georgia, lawyer, whose well-publicized bout with tuberculosis caused an international health scare, is suing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for invasion of privacy.

Doctors: No definitive answers on flu deaths among youngupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 17:12:00

For most, the flu is a winter inconvenience -- stuffy nose, fever, body aches and a few days of bed rest. But what seems fairly routine also can become life-threatening.

Catching a 'superbug'updated: Mon Feb 23 2009 18:39:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on drug-resistant bacteria, after one killed a Brazilian model.

Gram-negative bacteria are drug-resistant superbugs to watch out forupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 18:39:00

A new crop of drug-resistant superbugs is in our midst, and experts believe that they could rival the deadly superbug MRSA. A Slew of Staph Infections Tackles the NFLupdated: Sat Oct 25 2008 18:00:00

The league is learning the hard way that a microscopic foe can be much more imposing than a 300-pound lineman, as a sudden slew of staph infections has sacked several football players A New Class of Antibiotics Could Offer Hope Against TBupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 12:00:00

Using naturally occurring antibacterial compounds found in soil, Rutgers University researchers say they may have discovered a new antibiotic drug Tuberculosis: An Ancient Disease Continues to Thriveupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 15:00:00

Is the global health community in denial about the severity of the TB problem?

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