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U.S. Hospitals Overuse, Misuse Antibiotics, CDC Says


Latest Infectious Disease News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many hospitals across the United States overuse or misuse antibiotics, which fuels the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, federal health officials warned Tuesday. Doctors in some hospitals prescribe three times more antibiotics than doctors …

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Eye-Catching Labels Urged for Fast-Tracked Antibiotics


SUNDAY, March 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 30 medical organizations and health experts are asking lawmakers on Capitol Hill to add a new, attention-grabbing label to certain antibiotics to prevent them from being prescribed inappropriately. To speed up the process by which new antibiotics are made available to …

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Taking More Antibiotics May Up Odds for Hospitalization

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Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, March 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If your doctors keep giving you prescriptions for antibiotics, you might be at increased risk of hospitalization for a serious infection, a new report suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed data from 2 million patients in …

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Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says

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Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For older adults with a urinary tract infection (UTI), antibiotic treatment should begin immediately to prevent serious complications, a new British study finds. Delaying or withholding antibiotics in this age group can increase the risk of bloodstream …

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Too Many Antibiotics, Opioids Given to Dental Patients in the ER

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TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Too many patients who go to U.S. emergency rooms for dental problems are prescribed antibiotics and opioid painkillers, a new study claims. The findings show the need for continued efforts to combat both opioid abuse and overuse of antibiotics, the U.S. Centers for …

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Pig-to-Human ‘Superbug’ May Be Due to Animal Antibiotics

Pig-to-Human 'Superbug' May Be Due to Animal Antibiotics

Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, Feb. 21 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who traced the evolution of a potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria strain that can jump from livestock to humans say their findings highlight the dangers of widespread antibiotic use in animal food production. The international team of scientists …

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Study Links Antibiotics to Digestive Complication in Infants

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By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Using certain antibiotics early in infancy may raise the risk of a serious gastrointestinal condition called pyloric stenosis, a new study indicates. Doctors have known that using the antibiotic erythromycin can increase the risk of pyloric stenosis in infants. …

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Who Gets Unneeded Antibiotics Most Often?

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Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Some patients are more likely than others to get antibiotics they don’t need, new research shows. White adults and children, along with those who had private insurance and lived in urban areas, were more likely to receive …

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China’s Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock May Threaten Human Health

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Latest Infectious Disease News By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotics used to fatten farm animals pose a steep threat to global health, spawning drug-resistance genes that end up in fertilizer, compost and groundwater and squash antibiotics’ ability to fend off human diseases, suggests …

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1 in 4 Gets Unneeded Antibiotics at Children’s Hospitals

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FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — One-quarter of kids who receive antibiotics in U.S. children’s hospitals are given the drugs inappropriately, which increases the risk of antibiotic resistance, researchers say. “Antibiotic resistance is a growing danger to everyone; however, there is limited data on children,” said study co-author Dr. …

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