One of the worst health problems the world is facing today is the explosion of antibiotic-resistant superbugs like MRSA. These bacteria can cause infections, pneumonia, and other problems. When left unchecked – which is often the case because it’s notoriously difficult to treat – it can lead to sepsis and death. If antibiotics, one of […]
McDonald’s will stop selling broiler chicken treated with Highest Priority Critically Important Antimicrobials (HPCIAs), the chain announced last Wednesday. McDonald’s had previously achieved its goal of phasing medically important antibiotics out of its U.S. supply chain in 2016. HPCIAs’ are a group of medicines that the World Health Organization has deemed some of the most valuable […]
We have entered a truly dangerous period in human history in which not only have we lost touch with traditional, natural treatments for infection, but improper and excessive use of antibiotics has led to drug-resistant superbugs. Just last year, Reuters reported that for the first time in the U.S., a patient had been diagnosed with […]
America’s top 5 grocery chains, which have a 50% market share in the US, have been assigned a “D” grade by the National Resources Defense Council for the state of their antibiotic-free chicken offerings.
Canadian researchers who aim to prevent harm caused by antitbiotic overuse to protect public health found that nearly half of the Canadian seniors who go to a family doctor leave with a prescription for an unnecessary antibiotic, reported CBC News.
Antibiotic treatment during late pregnancy and early childhood spurred aggression and long-term behavioral changes in animal models, a recent study showed. Do these same results apply to human children?
Heavy antibiotic use may significantly increase the odds of developing bowel cancer, a recent study revealed. The disease is currently the 3rd most common type of cancer in the U.S.