‘Nose-y’ Bacteria Could Yield A New Way To Fight Infection

The search for lifesaving antibiotics is on. Scientists have turned up one promising candidate in an unlikely place — the human nose.

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Despite Rise Of Superbugs, Syphilis Still Has A Kryptonite

Syphilis cases are on the rise. The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease is becoming resistant to some antibiotics. But somehow, penicillin has remained the best weapon against it.

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Germ Resistant To Antibiotic Of Last Resort Appears In U.S.

The germs caused a urinary tract infection in a Pennsylvania woman that was difficult to treat. The bacteria were resistant to the drug often used as the last-ditch treatment, but another one worked.

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Building An Antibiotic To Kill Bad Microbes While Sparing Good Ones

Most antibiotics can’t tell the difference between good and bad bacteria. That means medicines can kill helpful bacteria in your gut while they’re obliterating the ones making you sick.

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Penicillin Shortage Could Be A Problem For People With Syphilis

The medication is the only one available to prevent an infected pregnant woman from passing the disease to a fetus. Pfizer says the shortage should be over in July.

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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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