| Jul 24, 2013
A recent study of nearly 75,000 patients describes two simple techniques that decreased by more than a third the risk of patients developing a type of bacterial infection resistant to certain antibiotics.
In addition, the number of bloodstream...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Microscopic creatures--including bacteria, fungi and viruses--can make you ill. But what you may not realize is that trillions of microbes are living in and on your body right now. Most don't harm you at all. In fact,...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Within the I-29 Dairy corridor we have seen an increase in the interest of raising dairy heifers and dairy steers. What follows are some basic pointers about raising dairy calves from pick up at the dairy as bottle calves to weaning. The feeding...
| Mar 19, 2013
Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.
Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Q: When we were children, our mother made us a cough syrup by slicing an onion and covering the slices with sugar.
The sugar sucks the juice out of the onion and makes a clear syrup.
I have had a raw cough, and my lungs hurt from congestion. I used...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Using antibacterial soap and ointments to treat all patients in an intensive care unit — not just those who test positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA — reduced presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug by 37%...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 7:39 PM
YORK — Food is always very important for MaryElizabeth Warhol. And because Warhol, 17, is a national-class swimmer, she cheerily admits she burns so many calories daily that watching what she eats the way many teenage girls do is unnecessary.
| May 26, 2013
While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad.
Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
This week's theme at Change of Subject is evidently meat. The article The rise of Big Meat-bred super bugs Despite the public health risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the lobbyist-swayed FDA keeps easing regulations (Salon/Alternet) is the latest...
| Jan 9, 2012
Only 20% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to people who are sick with bacterial infections, such as ear and urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most of the penicillin, tetracycline and other antibiotic drugs used in this country are given...
| Jan 13, 2012
He gets around, that George Washington.
Spit crisp and slick from the ATM, he slides in and out of wallets, waiters' aprons, beggars' coffee cups, deli cash registers, the pockets of teens' jeans.
Countless anonymous fingers have fondled that buck of...
| Jul 16, 2012
If there’s no evolution, there’s no need for better antibiotics
To the editor:
There have been letters back and forth in the creation versus evolution discussions. It is possible to argue that there is no such thing as evolution. It is also...