Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Protesters Say Trader Joe's Meat is Causing "Superbugs" That are Harmful to Humans

    It's been a week already fraught with food paranoia porn--we found out that rice contains arsenic, and that there may (read: won't) be a worldwide bacon shortage next year--but yesterday, a couple dozen middle-aged and elderly protesters from multiple organization gathered outside of Trader Joe's on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    FDA Calls for Reduced Use of Antibiotics in Animals

    After 35 years of urging farmers and ranchers to curb their use of antibiotics as growth inducers in animals, the FDA has announced a new collaboration with drug companies, vets and livestock producers to limit the practice.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    FDA Says 'No' to Drugged Up Livestock

    Cows, chickens, and pigs in America are on lots of drugs -- and even account for 80 percent of the country's antibiotic consumption, Time reports. But now, Food and Drug Administration officials have called on the ag industry to limit antibiotic use in livestock, as they think it might lead to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Bedbugs: Now Even More Terrifying

    ​Bedbugs -- horrible, terrible, repugnant bedbugs -- were bad enough when they were simply infesting our homes and terrorizing our night's sleep. But they've achieved new levels of horror with the news that they may also carry drug-resistant bacteria like MRSA and Staph. Gross. Recent research ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    'Superbug' Hits NYU

    An NYU student has been diagnosed with the kind of "superbug" staph infection that felled a Brooklyn middle-schooler last month but NYU health officials say freshman has made a full recovery and poses no threats to fellow students. NYU officials say they thoroughly cleaned the student's dorm, Thi ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2006
  • News

    November 27, 2001

    Risky Chickens

    Bayer Refuses to Withdraw Animal Antibiotic That Causes Drug Resistance in Humans

  • News

    July 14, 1998

    The Virus Fights Back

    At the World AIDS conference, hope mingles with troubling news about drug-resistant HIV