The ads take clear aim at stressed, hassled moms. “Breathe,” one ad encourages moms. “Pour a glass of wine … Prepare your family the chicken. Whether the label says ‘no antibiotics’ or not, the meat and milk you buy is free of harmful residues from antibiotics.”

Excessive, unnecessary use of medically important antibiotics in livestock production is spurring antibiotic resistance in animals and humans, confirms a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report published this week.

Researchers may have a new foothold in their advances against antibiotic-resistant infections: fat.

The WHO says it will decide by 2019 whether to recommend routine antibiotics for infants in poor countries after a large study—known as the Mordor trial—revealed that receiving 2 annual doses of antibiotics reduced infant mortality by as much as 25%.

Saudi-led bombing in Yemen has seen thousands of casualties and left medical care in tatters, and more limbs and lives are being lost to now-widespread antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR has swelled average field hospital stays from 5 days to 19 days. One Médecins Sans…

Untreatable infections kill an estimated 700,000 people a year worldwide, and IBM researchers are looking to shrink that number with new therapeutics that home in on superbugs like “ninja assassins,” writes Lisa M. Krieger. Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous chains of…

Nowhere may the threat of antimicrobial resistance be higher than in the WHO-defined South East Asia region, which includes countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan and India. Indeed, aggravated by such factors as lack of sanitation and hygiene, ease of access to antibiotics…

Researchers successfully applied bacteriophage therapy—which uses harmless phages, viruses that replicate within bacteria—to help a 68-year-old diabetic patient with necrotizing pancreatitis and a multidrug-resistant infection return to health.   Bacteriophage therapy holds…

On top of the threat to human health inherent in pumping chickens with antibiotics, the economics don’t add up, either.  

We need to standardize the terminology we use to talk about antibiotic resistance, argues an international group of researchers led by University of Cape Town’s Marc Mendelson. Because dealing with this global problem requires participation from governments, health experts…