News & Perspective

Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019
Colon cancer

Study links oral antibiotic use to colon cancer

The findings don't establish a causal relationship but show a possible connection, especially with certain antibiotics and regions of the GI tract.

Aug 19, 2019

Aug 19, 2019
MMR vaccine

US measles cases top 1,200 as UK loses 'measles free' status

With 21 new cases, 2019 US measles totals rise to 1,203 in 30 states.

Aug 13, 2019

Aug 13, 2019

Study: Genetic adaptations primed C diff for hospital transmission

Genomic analysis suggests C difficile strains that have spread in hospitals belong to an emerging species.

Aug 07, 2019

Aug 07, 2019
Male patient with oxygen mask

MERS analysis highlights concerns over healthcare spread

Middle East healthcare-related outbreaks are occurring more often but are typically small.

Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019

Study highlights resistance, persistence of C difficile

Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.

Jul 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Examining coughing senior

CRP testing shown to cut antibiotic use in COPD

Antibiotic prescribing guided by C-reactive protein testing resulted in a lower rate of those drugs for COPD exacerbations in Britain.

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Coins and antibiotics

UK to test new payment model for antibiotics

The idea is to delink profit from the volume sold, pay for antibiotics based on their public health value, and encourage development of new antibiotics.

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019
Beef cattle in barn

Investors push restaurant chains to cut antibiotics in meat supply

Seventeen of 20 companies now have publicly available policies.

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

Study: Preventive antibiotics after assisted birth could reduce maternal infections

Antibiotic prophylaxis in women giving birth with the aid of forceps or vacuum extraction cut infections by nearly half.

May 09, 2019

May 09, 2019
Bacteriophages infecting a bacterium

Scientists use engineered phages to help save teen

The girl was beset with a multidrug-resistant non-TB Mycobacterium infection, and doctors had run out of tools.

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