Taking Cues From Human Nutrition To Reduce Antibiotic Use In Livestock

Researchers are trying to figure out whether probiotics — the stuff we like to eat in yogurt to keep our guts healthy — could also help pigs, cows and chickens thrive.

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Study: Prolonged Antibiotic Treatment Gave No Relief For Lasting Lyme Symptoms

A clinical trial found that three months of antibiotic treatment wasn’t effective in relieving persistent Lyme disease symptoms. It’s the latest study to suggest the approach is ineffective.

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More Hospitals Are Ditching Antibiotics In The Meat They Serve

Hospitals are on the front lines of the battle against antibiotic resistance. Increasingly, they’re trying to walk the talk by purchasing meat from animals raised without antibiotics.

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Antibiotic Use On Farms Is Up, Despite Promises To Kick The Drugs

Producers of poultry, cattle and pigs continue to use more antibiotics, according to the latest government data. That’s despite more pledges from food companies to sell meat raised without the drugs.

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To Avoid Intestinal Distress While Traveling Overseas, Skip The Ceviche

It has many names: Montezuma’s Revenge. Delhi Belly. But the things that keep you healthy here (like washing your hands) turn out not to be that helpful against traveler’s diarrhea. Here’s what is.

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Can You Protect Your Tummy From Traveler’s Diarrhea?

It has many names: Montezuma’s Revenge. Delhi Belly. And there are about as many misconceptions about traveler’s diarrhea as there are names for it. We’re here to explain what actually will help.

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Should Women Be Able To Treat Bladder Infections Themselves?

It can be pretty miserable waiting to get the urine test when you’re sure you’ve got a bladder infection and just need the antibiotics already. Some doctors think it’s time for to let women prescribe.

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As Antibiotic Resistance Spreads, WHO Plans Strategy To Fight It

The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a “post-antibiotic world.” The World Health Organization says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs.

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Why Are Pig Farmers Still Using Growth-Promoting Drugs?

There’s a curious twist in the contentious debate over feeding antibiotics to animals in order to make them grow faster. Evidence suggests using antibiotics for growth promotion, at least among pigs, doesn’t even make economic sense. But some pork producers don’t believe it.

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Did Your Thanksgiving Turkey Take Any Antibiotics?

As Americans prepare to baste and roast plump, juicy holiday birds, we couldn’t help but wonder which antibiotics the average Thanksgiving turkey might have been given. The government doesn’t collect data on antibiotic use in turkeys. And producers don’t volunteer any.

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