Researchers 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 has reached an outbreak level in the state. More than 1600 cases of the deadly, dangerous virus are reported.
Taking antibiotics could relieve symptoms of chronic lower back pain, according to a new study.
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.
A new study found that some children who used antibiotics tended to weigh more for their height than children who didn’t take the medication.
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.
Many doctors issue antibiotics to help deal with a sinus infection, but new guidelines suggest that the pills do not usually help at all.
The push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit, a new government report found.
If you have bought some over-the-counter pills that claim to be antibiotics, the Department of State Health Services says they’re not.