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CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics for kids

...get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off...percent drop in prescription rates for antibiotics for kids 14 and younger, the Centers...Control and Prevention reported Thursday.Antibiotics are often used - but don't work...
Outside editorial: Antibiotics and us

...livestock industry off its addiction to antibiotics.Yet that's what the U.S. Food...steps to curb the agricultural use of antibiotics and is under a judge's order to carry...limiting the overuse of two classes of antibiotics - is proposing. Obviously, the agency...
Pure Sole: Sometimes, you have to accept help

...sweat to produce body odor; a dollar bill has 3,000 types of bacteria; kisses exchange up to a billion bacteria; most antibiotics are made from bacteria; and don't get me started on the number and locations of the bacteria colonization parties on your...
Outside editorial: FDA issues timid rules for antibiotics in the food chain

...includes the administration of low doses of antibiotics through feed and water. The dosages...are resistant to treatment with the antibiotics. That puts people at increased risk...requiring - that they gradually stop using antibiotics identified as important in the treatment...
SEARHC Receives "Chasing Zero" Award

...Complications from UTIs may even include permanent kidney damage, and serious infections may require treatment with intravenous antibiotics in the hospital, so it is critical to avoid such an infection. The most significant risk factor for developing a catheter-associated...
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...These infections can lead to progressive amputations of their toes, feet, legs and multiple costly admissions for IV antibiotics. Some of the other individuals that I have taken on are middle-aged adults who have been fighting the hepatitis virus...
Eggplant Chicken Casserole

...refined carbohydrates. You make your own sauce thus eliminating prepackaged sauces with added sodium and other unnecessary ingredients. If you use range-free chicken without added antibiotics or hormones ? all the better!
Juneau Empire Online Frontiers: Rancher becomes 'natural beef' guru 6/21/98

...had never been treated with artificial antibiotics and other additives. But when the...program'' must never be treated with antibiotics or growth hormones, ranchers growing...raising cattle without growth hormones or antibiotics, or putting them in feedlots where...
SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot

...especially children younger than two), and people 65 and over. Because the flu is a virus, not a bacterial infection, antibiotics are not effective as a treatment. However, there are anti-viral medications available that your medical provider can...
Dead snowshoe hare in Fairbanks tied to bacterial disease

...can be fatal if the person is not treated with appropriate antibiotics. However, human cases in Alaska are rare and one case is...animals can be successfully treated by veterinarians with antibiotics. It is important to treat pets promptly not only for their...


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