antibiotic resistance

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    July 28, 2014   BY Travis Daub 

    Scientists at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom tested the germ-exchange rates of handhakes, fist bumps and high-fives to determine which mode of mano-to-mano contact spreads the most bacteria. In the study, one participant wore a sterile glove and exchanged various types hand of contact with other study participants. The sterile glove was analyzed and the number of bacteria present were counted. Continue reading

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    March 30, 2014  

    Scientists point to the amount of antibiotics in livestock as one of the causes of the rise of antibiotic resistant diseases. On Wednesday a number of pharmaceutical companies agreed to abide by a government proposal to stop labeling drugs important for treating human infections as acceptable antibiotics to spur farm animal growth. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with NPR correspondent Dan Charles. Continue reading

  • October 17, 2007   BY Admin 

    A dangerous bacterial infection that’s resistant to standard antibiotics now kills more Americans each year than HIV/AIDS, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading