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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Bayer Refuses to Withdraw Animal Antibiotic That Causes Drug Resistance in Humans
At the World AIDS conference, hope mingles with troubling news about drug-resistant HIV