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Antibiotic resistance has spread to the deep, dark forest, bear teeth reveal

Bears in Sweden encountered antibiotics hundreds of kilometers from civilization

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The world's hunger for meat is accelerating the rise of superbugs

The adoption of intensive farming practices in middle-income countries is estimated to account for up to a third of the increase in global use of antibiotics for livestock between 2010 and 2030

Bigger antibiotic doses may make bacteria 'fitter', study finds

Using higher doses of antibiotics in a bid to tackle the growing problem of drug resistance may end up strengthening certain bacteria.

Climate change threatens to spread antibiotic resistance in the Arctic

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Is the U.S. doing enough to address the meat industry's role in antibiotic resistance?

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The food we eat is contributing to the rise of superbugs, report suggests

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Spraying antibiotics on citrus trees is how we get more resistant superbugs

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'Superbugs' kill more than 35K Americans each year. Doctors to blame?

They’re not only deadly, but also costly. Another CDC report found six pathogens are estimated to cost the U.S. more than $4.6 billion annually.

Modern life is messing with our microbiomes, but science is fighting back

It has gotten harder for people to get the needed exposure to good microbes—and the pandemic hasn’t helped. Here, eight ways scientists are working to restore this essential biological system.

This California startup has a meat test it says can help prevent the next pandemic

Overuse of antibiotics while raising America’s livestock is putting humans at risk. Food ID says its rapid-result test for slaughterhouses is the solution that the meat industry needs.

Why Salish Sea researchers are targeting superbugs in marine mammals

Harbor seals and porpoises in the Salish Sea experience antibiotic-resistant bacteria differently, pointing to worrying implications for orcas.

Antibiotics banned in UK but fed to US animals ‘may undermine drugs for cancer, Covid and infections’

Even a ban on hormone beef and chlorinated chicken in UK-US trade deal would not be enough to protect consumers, report warns.


Antibiotic overuse on kids may make such drugs useless against superbugs

Using antibiotics when they’re not needed is a long-standing problem, and the pandemic “has thrown a little bit of gas on the fire,” a pediatrics professor says.

The threat of antibiotic resistance — in charts

Detailed information is starting to emerge on the problem and how to combat it.

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