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UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 1:47 p.m.

Dr. Zorba Paster: Antibiotic overuse may be contributing to childhood obesity epidemic

The study looked more than 330,000 infants who were covered under the care of the U.S. military from 2006 to 2013. Nearly 75 percent were prescribed an antibiotic at one …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Burger chains still lag on antibiotic policies, consumer groups say

Consumer groups scorched nearly every fast-food burger chain in the country for continuing to buy beef raised using antibiotics in ways that make them less effective on humans.


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

The startups waging war against superbugs

The Indian government has begun to provide early research funding, advice and support to startups like Bugworks. It also funds the startup incubator that Bugworks shares with 21 other biotech …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 2:51 p.m.

Scientists find opioids, antibiotics in Puget Sound mussels

Scientists who track pollution have discovered traces of antibiotics and the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels.


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 …


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 …


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. …


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.


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …