Dr. Brad Spellberg debunks false arguments about agricultural antibiotic use

Well my background is a board-certified infectious diseases specialist. Fifteen years of clinical practice. And I do see patients as an infectious disease specialist. I also am the chief medical officer here at the hospital, although the opinions I’m expressing are my own, not reflective of the hospital. Antibiotic resistance is I think one of the most concerning […]

Fighting Antibiotic Resistance with Digital Microfluidics – Innovators ep.6

By the year 2050 as many as 10 million lives could be lost through the inability to use what we now have as common antibiotics. And furthermore, in the O’Niell report, one of the recommendations was that antibiotics should no longer be prescribed without a fast diagnostic tool that will inform the doctor as to whether or not […]

McDonald’s: Please Hold the Antibiotics

We’re here to deliver over 150,000 petitions to McDonald’s, calling on them to hold the antibiotics from their meat supply. Ever since they were invented, antibiotics have been critical for saving lives. But every time we use them, and especially when we misuse them, antibiotics become slightly less effective. Today in the United States, over 70 percent of […]

We Can Cure Ebola! (Mostly—Which Is Better Than Rarely) | SciShow News

[♩INTRO] More than eighteen hundred people have died so far in the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. But doctors on the front lines now have a new weapon. Two of them, actually, because a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo revealed two new treatments which can cure the disease. The Ebola virus kills about […]

Never Share Antibiotics and Use Antibiotics as Prescribed

When antibiotics aren’t needed, they won’t help you, and the side effects could still hurt you. Don’t Share. Be Antibiotics Aware. Think Twice. Seek Advice. Antibiotics aren’t always the answer. Only take antibiotics a health professional has prescribed. Be Antibiotics Aware. Visit health.ri.gov/antibiotics. Brought to you by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Some Antibiotics May Injure Male Kidneys

Renal failure risks may rise with certain antibiotics. I’m Erin White and this is a dailyRx Minute. Antibiotics fight off a broad range of bacterial infections. However, a new study suggests that, for males aged 40 through 85, taking commonly prescribed antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones may more than double the risk of acute kidney injury that must be […]