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Colonies of E. coli bacteria grown on a Hektoen enteric (HE) agar plate are seen in a microscopic image courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). CDC/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. Sees First Case Of Bacteria Resistant To All Antibiotics

U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.

May 27, 2016
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This Week In Health: Tipping Point With ‘Superbugs’

Experts say we are at a tipping point with antibiotic-resistant bacteria — so-called “superbugs;” Poor sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s; and other news from “This Week In Health.”

June 3, 2015

Promising New Antibiotic May Help Combat ‘Superbugs’

This new antibiotic could prevent a devastating public health crisis.

January 14, 2015

Breeding Antibiotic Resistance Through Our Food

Here’s what the meat industry is doing to your food.

October 22, 2014

Way Too Many Doctors Are Prescribing Antibiotics In Error, Study Says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times About 7 in 10 patients who go to a doctor seeking treatment for acute bronchitis wind up leaving their appointment with a prescription for an antibiotic, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That’s a problem, the study authors say, because the ideal prescription […]

May 20, 2014