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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Drug Companies Accept FDA Plan To Phase Out Some Animal Antibiotic Uses

The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday advised companies to change the labels on their drugs to make it illegal for livestock producers to use drugs for “growth promotion” or “feed efficiency.” The announcement is the latest step in a long-running effort by the FDA to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture.

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Scientists Turn To The Crowd In Quest For New Antibiotics

The world needs new antibiotics because so many of the existing drugs are losing their punch. Some people are already talking about a “post-antibiotic era,” when bacteria can defeat all the drugs doctors have at their disposal. Two scientists are crowdfunding a campaign to get everyone digging for new antibiotics.

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FDA Found Drugs Used In Food Animals To Be ‘High Risk’

Documents show that Food and Drug Administration scientists allowed 18 drugs to be sold to farmers despite a risk to human health.

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Tuberculosis Roars Back With A Deadly Edge

PBS’s Frontline travels to the epicenter of a rising epidemic: drug-resistant tuberculosis that’s costly and tough to treat. Join us for a live Twitter chat tonight during the film’s premiere.

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