Penningtons Manches warns of public health risk from over-use of antibiotics

Penningtons Manches warns of public health risk from over-use of antibiotics
Today (18 November 2014) is European Antibiotic Awareness Day, part of a global effort to raise public understanding of antibiotics. Public Health England is co-ordinating efforts aimed not only at public health but also at antibiotic use in animals …
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ASU researchers find low levels of antibiotics in fish used for seafood
Antibiotics used in aquaculture are also present in human medicine and are used to treat bacterial infections and pneumonia. Halden said he agrees with Done that the antibiotics are safe and are not a direct threat to people. “At the levels we found …
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End misuse of antibiotics on farm animals
These antibiotics aren't going to animals that are sick. They are given as a sub therapeutic dosage, meaning that they get a small dose every day regardless of their health. Many of these antibiotics given to animals are the same ones used to treat …
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Jim O'Neill: 'My task is to build a global consensus on antibiotics by 2016'
Since leaving Goldman Sachs last year, he has chaired a commission on the future of British cities and has now been appointed to head the Wellcome Trust's review into the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Antibiotics are over-prescribed …
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Indian State Recalls Pills Linked to Sterilization Deaths
NEW DELHI — The women who died after sterilization surgery in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh might have been given antibiotic pills contaminated with rat poison, a senior official said on Friday. Sonmoni Borah, the divisional commissioner in the …
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HSE warns against overuse of antibiotics
The Health Service Executive has warned that new bugs are emerging that are multi-resistant. People are being advised to avoid taking antibiotics for a flu or cold, as the HSE said they will get better. A new website called undertheweather.ie has been …
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NICE to review its guidance on the use of antibiotics to prevent infective
In doing so we will need to consider what is the balance between any potential benefits in increasing antibiotic prophylaxis and potential risks of increasing anaphylaxis and antibiotic resistance. Importantly, we will also look at what other factors …
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New antibiotic in mushroom that grows on horse dung
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Highway 99 billboard near Foster Farms tweaks producer's use of antibiotics

Highway 99 billboard near Foster Farms tweaks producer's use of antibiotics
But Jonathan Kaplan, director of NRDC's food and agriculture program, said the routine overuse of antibiotics in chicken leads to the formation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. That bacteria multiplies and spreads, leading to illnesses and potentially …
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Most doctors concerned about overuse of antibiotics in animals
A recent survey published by Consumer Reports says that more than nine out of every 10 physicians are concerned antibiotics are being overused in livestock operations. The use of antibiotics creates resistance to them, while overuse accelerates that …
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Antibiotics starting to backfire: Here's one possible solution
Lawrence Brandt, a Professo...

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New Method to Determine Antibiotic Resistance Quickly

New Method to Determine Antibiotic Resistance Quickly
"Clinical use of the method would mean that the right antibiotic treatment could be started straightaway, reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics," says professor Dan I. Andersson of Uppsala University, who headed the study jointly with professor Mats …
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Researchers Study Effectiveness of Giving Antibiotics a 'Time-Out' During
Resistance to antibiotics is an important health concern that affects both the spread of infections, like Clostridium difficile, and the medication budget. Researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) examined the effectiveness of adopting …
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Vets want more restrictions on antibiotic access
In the same week that the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) called for a reduction in the use of antibiotics at farm level, the Veterinary Union has revealed that it wants a tightening up of regulations here to prevent antibiotics being prescribed …
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Lawmaker targets farm animals for overuse of antibiotics

Lawmaker targets farm animals for overuse of antibiotics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a recent report on the overuse of antibiotics, called it a global public health threat with “potentially catastrophic consequences.” In the U.S. alone, 23,000 die every year and 2 million are sickened …
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EARS organized a campaign on antibiotics
CHANDIGARH: The Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance Society (EARS), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which has waged a determined battle against drug-resistant bacteria that are defying antibiotics, concluded its second "Awareness Week on …
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Who should get antibiotics before the dentist?
A new study is the largest and most comprehensive yet with regards to the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines, which recommended dentists should no longer give antibiotics before invasive treatments to people …
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This Campaign Wants People to Promise Not to Take Unnecessary Antibiotics
Antibiotic guardianship is a concept that Public Health England, a governmental agency, has come up with to try to convince regular Britons to stop misusing antibiotics. Visitors to the campaign website are asked to pledge not to demand antibiotics …
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EARS organized a campaign on antibiotics
CHANDIGARH: The Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance Society (EARS), a...

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Fast Test May Curb Overuse of Antibiotics

Fast Test May Curb Overuse of Antibiotics
The data involving a total of 3,284 patients found that 631 out of the 1,685 people who took the test were prescribed antibiotics, compared to 785 out of the 1,599 people who did not take the test. This meant that, overall, antibiotic use was 22% lower …
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It's cold and flu season: 'Get Smart' about antibiotics
he New York State Department of Health wants New Yorkers to think twice before expecting treatment with an antibiotic‎ when they become ill, because an antibiotic is not appropriate treatment for every illness. “Antibiotics—while powerful agents in …
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