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Why fluoride might be just what we need to fight superbug spread

January 5th, 2021

Scientists have warned us about the emergence of antibiotic-resistant “superbug” bacteria becoming more and more prevalent. New research suggests that in the biotech industry, antibiotic use poses serious risks to the environment, and fluoride could help. Fluoride is a natural defense against bacteria that could be used in place of antibiotics in certain processes, reducing …

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‘Super Gonorrhea’ is spreading like wildfire thanks to COVID-19

December 23rd, 2020

Overuse of antibiotics during the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the more rapid spread of a type of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. This so-called ‘Super Gonorrhea’ does not respond to the normal first-line treatments, making it particularly dangerous and uncomfortable for those afflicted. Doctors and medical experts have long warned of the possibility that “superbugs” that are …

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This revolutionary new compound could fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

September 7th, 2020

Scientists have developed a new compound capable of attacking both subgroups of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Drug-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs” are incredibly dangerous and pose a major threat to public health. The researchers say the compound attacks both gram-positive and notoriously hard-to-kill gram-negative bacteria. Antibiotics are great, but they come with a serious downside. Over …

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An AI developed a new antibiotic that could save the day

February 21st, 2020

Modern medicine has a big problem, and it stems from the overuse of antibiotics. For years, doctors have feared that the go-to antibiotics that are relied on to kill off infections would begin to fail, as new so-called “superbug” infections found a way around them. That’s already started to happen, and the arms race between …

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Americans are taking fish antibiotics to save money

December 11th, 2019

Health care costs in the United States are, well, pretty insane. A decent insurance plan helps mitigate out-of-pocket costs for certain medications, but those with no health coverage can find themselves with enormous bills and no hope of paying them down. It’s a bizarre situation, and as elected officials continue to debate just how broken …

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Oh, good: An antibiotic-resistant germ evolved to beat a ‘last resort’ drug in less than a month

October 22nd, 2019

It’s been almost a century since doctors began using antibiotics to treat bacterial infections and illnesses, and those treatments have saved many, many lives in the decades since. Antibiotics are great, but one of the biggest fears of medical experts and researchers has been the emergence of so-called “superbugs,” or antibiotic-resistant bacteria that mutate to …

Deadly ‘super’ Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican cheese, US beef

August 23rd, 2019

Coming down with a nasty Salmonella infection can easily sideline even the healthiest of people, but it’s when the bacteria show resistance to common treatments things start to look particularly scary. A drug-resistant strain of Salmonella is at the center of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, and its spread has been …