A drug known as colistin is still being used as a growth promoter in animals. Colistin is classified by the World Health Organization as antibiotic that should only be used to treat infections when everything else has failed.
A new study suggests there’s another, more subtle consequence of antibiotic use, at least in young people: a higher risk of developing serious mental illnesses like obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia.
US researchers report that dietary iron supplements help to survive a normally lethal bacterial infection and resulted in later generations of those bacteria being less virulent.
A new US study found that In low- and middle-income countries, 19 percent of antimalarials and 12 percent of antibiotics are substandard or falsified.
Each year, farmers in the U.S. purchase tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics that are approved for use in cows, pigs, fowl and other livestock.
The research led to the identification of two synthetic retinoids, both of which demonstrated the ability to kill MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics.
A report led by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals that thousands of tonnes of colistin – what medics refer to as the “last hope antibiotic” – is being shipped to countries like India for use in livestock farming.
The new discovery shows promise in helping to treat the millions infected each year with antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Now, researchers in Cleveland, Ohio have taken a significant step toward defeating antibiotic-resistant infections by combining two different antibiotics that each block a different kind of drug-destroying enzyme secreted by bacteria.
Finnish researchers confirmed that those traveling to exotic locations often bring home drug-resistant bacteria in their intestines. But the people who took antibiotics while exploring those locales came back with the most extensively drug-resistant cargo.
A US woman has died from an infection that was resistant to all 26 available antibiotics, health officials said this week, raising new concerns about the rise of dangerous superbugs.
Using DNA sequences, scientists decode new antibiotics used in gut warfare.
A college student has developed a defense against antibiotic-resistant bacteria that literally rips them to shreds.
An 18-month review into antimicrobial resistance warns that superbugs will kill upwards of 10 million people a year by 2050, a frightening prospect that's being described as "the antibiotic apocalypse"