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A recent survey found that pharmacies are insufficiently educating the public about unused opioid and antibiotic disposal.
Some antibiotics’ effect on bacteria in the gut may predispose some to this disease, scientists say.
In 2013, three germs made the list of urgent threats to human health. Two more were added this year, according to a new report.
We take a closer look at the use of antibiotics, and why they aren’t prescribed for colds.
In most cases dental treatment or over-the-counter painkillers work best for patients with aching teeth, experts say.
Certain drugs for depression also stop bacteria from acquiring the cholesterol they need in order to cause disease.
Dentists in the West and urban areas write the highest number of scripts for unnecessary antibiotics.
Belief in the power of food to heal the body is gaining more acceptance as scientific findings emerge to support this feeling in our gut.
Results of a poll on antibiotic use in families prompt doctors to urge better education about these meds.
Docs may one day prescribe viruses that attack specific strains of bacteria instead of antibiotics that kill both good and bad pathogens.
After certain procedures in hospitals, kids with compromised immunity are more likely to have to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Babies given antacids and antibiotics may be more likely to develop allergies when they get older.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just launched its “Be Antibiotics Aware” campaign.
Overuse of the antibacterial drugs can lead to children suffering from more drug-resistant infections in the future.
This extreme infection is the No. 1 cause of death in U.S. hospitals.
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