NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men taking drugs in the fluoroquinolone family were twice as likely to suffer serious kidney problems as men not taking the powerful antibiotics in a new study. Full story
Wallabies in captivity carry antibiotic-resistant gut bacteria, which they could potentially transmit to wild populations, a new study finds. Full story
Doctors adopt new strategies to prevent building up an immunity to antibiotics. WSLS's Karen McNew reports.
50 million people take the antibiotic Zithromax, known as Z-Pak, every year, but on Tuesday the FDA warned it could be dangerous for some people and urged everyone to understand the risks. Cardiologist Dr. Nieca Goldberg explains the warning.
The CDC is calling CRE, a deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a nightmare, as it has infected hospitals in 42 states. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports on the outbreak, which has so far been contained to hospitals and nursing homes.
The Centers for Disease Control has identified deadly ‘nightmare’ bacteria that’s resistant to antibiotics and spreading through the nation’s hospitals. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.
Researchers at McNeese State University in Louisiana say alligator blood shows amazing antibiotic properties in lab testing. KPLC’s Brittany Glaser reports.
Two plates which were coated with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Klebsiella with a mutation called NDM 1 and then exposed to various antibiotics are seen at the Health Protection Agency in north London in this March 9, 2011 file photo. The clear areas in the right half of the left-hand plat
A plate which was coated with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Klebsiella with a mutation called NDM 1 and then exposed to various antibiotics is seen at the Health Protection Agency in north London March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
An undated photo provided by the University ofd Chicagi medical Center shows genetics researcher Malcolm Casadaban. The 60-year-old scientist died Sept. 13 after being exposed to a weakened form of the bacteria that causes plague. It's a strain that is federally approved for lab studies. The Chicago
Giraffes typically live in savannas, grasslands and open woodlands. They drink lots of water when it's available, which allows them to live for long periods in dry areas. A giraffe's fur includes antibiotics and parasite repellents that gives the animal a characteristic odor.