Stories tagged: antibiotics
Wed., June 7, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
WHO creates controversial ‘reserve’ list of antibiotics in new response to superbug threats
The World Health Organization on Tuesday released new recommendations aimed at reducing the use of certain categories of “last resort” antibiotics as part of its ongoing efforts to combat the …
UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
McDonald’s shareholder meeting brings roar of protests but few surprises
McDonald’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday attracted hoards of protesters outside the burger giant’s suburban Chicago headquarters. Inside, though, the meeting produced few surprises.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
The dirty dozen: U.N. issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria
The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options. In a press …
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Pfizer on buying spree with AstraZeneca antibiotics deal
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is continuing its shopping spree with its fourth acquisition since the April collapse of its planned $160 billion megadeal to buy rival Allergan PLC and move its …
Tue., July 5, 2016
Ask Doctor K: Nasal discharge not automatic call for antibiotics
Dear Doctor K: I’ve been under the weather for a few days. This morning I blew my nose and saw greenish mucus, so I called my doctor and requested antibiotics. …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, noon
Mayo expert on pediatric appendicitis treatment
A recent study published in JAMA Surgery suggests when chosen by the family, nonoperative management is an effective treatment strategy for children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis.
Tue., July 15, 2014
Study finds increase in antibiotic use
Antibiotic use has surged by 36 percent worldwide in a decade, much of it unwarranted, according to a new study. The rise, particularly in countries with a burgeoning middle class, …
Mon., Nov. 11, 2013
The Rock Doc: Brucellosis research might help fight other diseases
Normally, when a bacterium invades your body, it’s surrounded and engulfed by a white blood cell. If all goes well, the white blood cell kills the bacterium. But a few …
Fri., June 7, 2013
CdA surgeon applies lessons from war to MRSA
Barbara Allen-Kelsay delivered sweet treats to two of her doctors Thursday – a token of her thanks for diagnosing and treating a severe infection that has plagued her for most …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2012
WSU’s animal health research center to be dedicated
Researchers at Washington State University are making a big push to investigate the world’s deadliest infectious diseases on a global level. Nowadays, viruses and bacterial infections can spread across the …