Tia Schwab / Independent Media Institute and Stone Pier PressDec 6, 2019
Lack of government oversight has created public health crises including antibiotic-resistant diseases, foodborne illness and flu epidemics. Dig deeper ( 10 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMay 20, 2016
Chemists searching for ways to overcome antibiotic-resistant bacteria have generated more than 300 variations of a drug that has long been a cornerstone of medical treatment. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 31, 2015
Frequent users of antibiotics were about 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes than those who had taken the drugs infrequently, researchers in Denmark found. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJun 13, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that a bacterium highly resistant to antibiotics has been found in squid imported from South Korea. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 8, 2014
Two new reports from the CDC show the dangers of overprescribing narcotics and antibiotics. Is there a way for doctors and consumers to make better decisions? Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 20, 2013
Chicken is a staple food in most American homes and is by far the most popular meat purchased in the country. And yet, when nearly 50 million people fall ill each year due to tainted food, poultry tends to be the main culprit. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigNov 19, 2013
Researchers discovered that states with high rates of antibiotic use also tend to have higher obesity rates. The maps are striking, with the Southeast leading and the West Coast showing the lowest rates of prescription use and low obesity. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 27, 2013
We've reached the limits of medicine's effectiveness. Thanks to overmedication and the abuse of antibiotics in the agriculture industry, there are infections that can no longer be treated with antibiotics. And there's nothing left to do except maybe hope for the best. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
BLANKSep 19, 2013
Drug-resistant bacteria are causing the deaths of at least 23,000 Americans a year, a problem exacerbated by injudicious use of antibiotics in treatment of patients -- and their pervasive use in agriculture. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigMay 9, 2013
Danish scientists have discovered that many cases of chronic back pain are caused by bacterial infections, which means they could be cured cheaply with antibiotics rather than surgery. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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