Posts Tagged ‘antibiotic resistance’

What About the Link Between Antibiotics and Childhood Obesity?

January 23, 2020 — People with a cause like to hook it up with childhood obesity. Breastfeeding is good for both mother and child. But it doesn’t magically prevent childhood obesity – no matter how many times advocates try to suggest it does. Likewise, overusing antibiotics is a huge problem – mainly because it leads to huge problems with […]

Antibiotics in Livestock: Time for Slimming Down the Herd?

October 6, 2017 — It’s unmistakeable. Change is coming to the business of fattening up livestock and selling meat for human consumption. Many factors are bringing change, but antibiotics are in sharp focus right now. A report in Science calls for bold global action. The authors recommend caps on antibiotic use, reductions in meat consumption, and a user fee […]

Antibiotics in Farm Animals Soar in Developing World

March 24, 2015 — Perhaps you thought that use of antibiotics in farm animals was headed in the right direction — down. We did. Apparently we were wrong. Despite recent encouraging news in the U.S., a new publication in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS) documents soaring use of antibiotics for the production of meat in […]

Antibiotics: Had Enough?

October 3, 2014 — How hard can it be to figure out that we’ve had enough — no, too much — of unnecessary antibiotics? If you need one more reason to believe, look no further than the study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics. Charles Bailey and colleagues conducted a carefully-constructed observational study to compare the risk of obesity […]

FDA Says Antibacterial Soaps May Be Bogus

December 18, 2013 — Antibacterial soaps for consumer use will come off the market unless their makers prove that they actually live up to their claims. This would be the effect of a ruling published by FDA this week for a 180-day public comment period. People use these products to kill bacteria that cause illness and prevent their spread. […]