Pending test results, doctors usually start with antibiotic that is most likely to be work. This is called empiric therapy and is the “best guess” treatment.
One in five seniors reported using leftover antibiotics without consulting their physician.
Our defenses against infection are wearing thinner, and the microbes are getting stronger. The new report lays out a four-step strategy to confront the crisis.
The resistance genes that were found in Arctic soils that were likely spread in the fecal matter of birds, other wildlife and human visitors to the area.
So as winter approaches, rather than rushing out to your doctors at the first sign of a sniffle, try and ride it out.
How can doctors work out what treatments actually work? Here’s where a type of study called a clinical trial is useful.
Costco, one of the largest food retailers in the country, has taken a major step to reduce the risk to human health posed by antibiotic use in agriculture.
A probiotic treatment did not show any benefit for young children brought to the hospital with acute gastroenteritis.
Antibiotic resistance risks returning us to an age where even simple cuts and scrapes can become deadly.