Tag Archives: resistance

New strategy may curtail spread of antibiotic resistance

Spotless surfaces in hospitals can hide bacteria that rarely cause problems for healthy people but pose a serious threat to people with weakened immune systems. Acinetobacter baumannii causes life-threatening lung and bloodstream infections in hospitalized people. Such infections are among the most difficult to treat because these bacteria have evolved to withstand most antibiotics. Now,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Antibiotic resistance: Old Irish 'soil cure' tackles major superbugs

Traditional folk medicine could help solve the growing threat that antibiotic resistance poses to public health. Have researchers found the answer to antibiotic resistance in a type of Irish soil? Scientists at Swansea University Medical School in the United Kingdom drew this conclusion after studying samples of Irish soil with a long healing tradition. They… Read More »

Prescribing unnecessary antibiotics is the path of least resistance

During my urgent care shifts, I see 20 to 30 people with viral upper respiratory infections. They are all feeling miserable, and they just want to feel better. They want an impressive-sounding diagnosis to justify their suffering to themselves, their spouses, and their bosses. They want a prescription medication which will immediately cure their illness,… Read More »