The World Health Organization has made the biggest changes in 40 years to its Essential Medicines List in an effort to tackle drug resistance.
Clemson University researchers have discovered that blowing out birthday candles increases the bacterial contamination on a cake by 1,400%.
A group of 200 scientists and medical professionals are calling on the FDA to tightly restrict the production and use of triclosan and triclocarban.
Clostridium difficile bacteria were found in sandboxes on public playgrounds in Madrid, and each sample was found to be antibiotic-resistant.
Scientists have figured out a way to re-engineer vancomycin, considered an antibiotic of last resort, to fight the spread of drug-resistant superbugs.
Scientists are creating a pill that uses CRISPR gene-editing technology to kill the Clostridium difficile bacterium, which is dodging conventional medicine.
A study has uncovered a link between gut bacteria and the onset of Parkinson’s disease, and could lead to a new way of treating one of the world’s most debilitating diseases.
A type of superbug has increased 700% since 2007 in U.S. children, who are more likely to have a negative outcome than adults.
Drug-resistant superbugs are more prevalent than previously thought, researchers say, and it’s easy for them to hide because many people are asymptomatic.
By “supercharging” certain antibiotics, scientists have found that drug-resistant bacteria can be overpowered and killed. A solution to antibiotic-resistance?
When an outbreak of MRSA struck 10 infants at UC Irvine Medical Center in California, officials tried “to quietly handle the outbreak internally.”
Lyme disease is expected to be a major problem in the northeastern U.S. this year because of the exploding mouse population.
On January 1, the FDA took an important step in fighting antimicrobial resistance when it banned the use of antibiotics to help livestock gain weight.
Doctors say that only about 50 percent of toxic shock syndrome cases actually arise from the use of tampons, with the other half coming from various other sources.
Scientists want to find solutions to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. The latest weapon in their arsenal is Tasmanian devil milk.
A new study finds that the five second rule is total bunk. Instead the type of food you drop on the floor is much more important.
Researchers have made a short film that actually depicts bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics, allowing us to see evolution first-hand.