Effort To Curb Antibiotic Overuse Amid Flu & Cold SeasonIt's cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in seeking antibiotics. But, doctors overprescribe antibiotics for respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that drugs cannot help.
Subway To Transition To Meat Raised Without AntibioticsSubway says it plans to switch to meat raised without antibiotics over the next several years.
DFW Doctor Talks Antibiotics & SuperbugsThere is a new global effort to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Dr. Crystal Foster talks about these drug-resistant bugs, and the actual effectiveness of antibiotics.
New Test Aims To Better Detect Viral InfectionsResearchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection, hoping to cut the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and speed the right diagnosis.
Whooping Cough Reaches Outbreak Level In TexasWhooping cough has reached an outbreak level in the state. More than 1600 cases of the deadly, dangerous virus are reported.
Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain SymptomsTaking antibiotics could relieve symptoms of chronic lower back pain, according to a new study.
Are Antibiotics Overprescribed In The South?Elderly people in the South use more antibiotics than the rest of their peers in the U.S., leading researchers to believe that doctors in the region may be overprescribing the drugs.
Infant Antibiotic Use May Cause Weight IssuesA new study found that some children who used antibiotics tended to weigh more for their height than children who didn't take the medication.
Antibiotic Linked With Rare But Deadly Heart Risk An antibiotic widely used for bronchitis and other common infections seems to increase chances for sudden deadly heart problems, a rare but surprising risk found in a 14-year study.
Antibiotics May Not Be Best For Sinus InfectionsMany doctors issue antibiotics to help deal with a sinus infection, but new guidelines suggest that the pills do not usually help at all.
CDC: Doctors Prescribing Fewer Antibiotics To KidsThe push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit, a new government report found.
State Warns Against Fake AntibioticsIf you have bought some over-the-counter pills that claim to be antibiotics, the Department of State Health Services says they're not.