Scientists have uncovered a key factor to explain why antibiotic-resistant bacteria can thrive in a hospital setting.
US President Barack Obama on Thursday issued an executive order to ramp up the national response to the problem of antibiotic resistance and infections that cannot be treated.
"Antibiotic resistance is a problem of managing an open-access resource, such as fisheries or oil," writes Ramanan Laxminarayan, a research scholar at Princeton University and the director of the Center for ...
It's official. Humanity is racing towards a post-antibiotic era, a time when today's life-saving drugs won't successfully treat common infectious diseases or even infections from minor injuries.
(HealthDay)—Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.