Antibiotics & Sinus Infections

Oh! Looking for a little health news, are you? Or perhaps back for more! Well today’s big story, new guidelines might have us cutting back on our antibiotic use. A good thing? Well, I’ll tell you next on InsidersHealth News. Well, the FDA works hard to get the level of antibiotics and hormones down in […]

Against superbugs: Russian science discovered the source of new antibiotics

The antibiotics we know today don’t work anymore. That’s why superbugs – bacteria resistant to modern antibiotics kill some 700 thousand people each year. An equivalent to the population of Detroit, Montenegro or one of Siberia’s largest cities – Tyumen Nightmare superbugs No new antibiotics in the pipeline End of the road for antibiotics unless […]

Drug Residues in Meat

“Drug Residues in Meat” One of the reasons we are increasingly plagued with new superbugs is the mass feeding of antibiotics to farm animals. As Britain’s chief medical officer put it in his 2009 annual report: “every inappropriate…use [of antibiotics in] agriculture is potentially signing a death warrant for a future patient.” Earlier this year, […]

Secrets of supermarket meat and fish: Testing the food you buy (CBC Marketplace)

(♪)>>Erica: Tonight, onMarketplace…>>It’s a guessing game here, how would anyone know?>>Erica: A shopping trip you won’t want to miss. We put the food you eat every day to the test. What do you mean by profiteering?>>People who are engaging in food fraud.>>Erica: Question what you buy, and buy into, when it comes to filling the […]

Testing shrimp for antibiotic-resistant bacteria (Marketplace)

[♪♪] -[Chef] Everything looks good. -[David] We’re in for a treat. A taste test from an award-winning chef. Robert, this looks so good. Anything added to it? Or it’s just– This is as basic as it’s gonna come. Please dig in. -[David] Okay, I’m gonna go for it. On tonight’s menu, shrimp. No sauce, no […]

How to Make a Superbug, and an Even More Super-Collider!

Southern California has had it rough lately. A couple of weeks ago, we told you about the measles outbreak that started there, and now Los Angeles seems to have spawned a whole new kind of outbreak. A superbug. Or, at least, that’s what the media have been calling it — a bacterium that’s killed two […]

Is The Future Of Antibiotics At The Bottom Of The Ocean?

[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: Off the coast of California, scientists from UC Santa Cruz are scouring the ocean for what they hope is the key to fighting a new breed of drug-resistant superbugs. BRYSON VOIRIN: So we’re out here in Monterey Bay looking for the next potential medical breakthrough. But how are we going to do […]