“Superbugs” have joined the ranks of the world’s leading infectious disease killers. That’s according to new research that suggests antibiotic-resistant germs caused more than 1.2 million deaths globally in one year.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University and health officials are distributing antibiotics to people who attended a fraternity party after a person at the party tested positive for bacterial meningitis.
A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large new study.
GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) — A veterinarian has prescribed antibiotics to a camel owned by a Louisiana truck stop petting zoo after a woman bit the 600-pound (272-kilogram) animal to free herself from under its weight.
MIAMI (AP) — A 77-year-old woman was infected by flesh-eating bacteria and died nearly two weeks after she fell and scraped her leg while walking on a Florida beach, her family said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to sniffling children, a new study suggests.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa’s lungs were impervious to most antibiotics.
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant bug that sickened 70 people at a retirement community.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The head of a small Kansas City pharmaceutical company is defending himself after a financial publication reported that he said he had a “moral requirement” to raise the price of a 65-year-old antibiotic by 400 percent.
The U.S. saw a record number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017, marking the fourth straight year of sharp increases in gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Nightmare bacteria” with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials said Tuesday.
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LONDON (AP) — How much is an old, dried out piece of mold worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who discovered penicillin.
NEW YORK (AP) — A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief that so far these superbug precursors have not spread to others.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson and Johnson halted a study of an additional use for its intravenous antibiotic Doribax because data showed pneumonia patients fared better on an older combination drug, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Aker University Hospital is a dingy place to heal. The floors are streaked and scratched. A light layer of dust coats the blood pressure monitors.