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Spraying Antibiotics to Fight Citrus Scourge Doesn’t Help, Study Finds

When the Environmental Protection Agency approved the spraying of certain antibiotics three years ago to fight…

Scientists Discover a Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis

TSAKANE, South Africa — When Tsholofelo Msimango joined a clinical trial of new tuberculosis drugs, she…

These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize

In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing…

Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted

It was 7 a.m. on Independence Day when a doctor told Rose and Roger Porter Jr.…

Stealing Lauri

LAURINBURG, N.C. — The swine kidnappers gathered at a North Carolina motel just before dusk. “Does…

What You Need to Know About Resistant Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections, or U.T.I.s, are one of the world’s most common infections. Increasingly, they also…

Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.

For generations, urinary tract infections, one of the world’s most common ailments, have been easily and…

Fecal Transplant Is Linked to a Patient’s Death, the F.D.A. Warns

Two patients contracted severe infections, and one of them died, from fecal transplants that contained drug-resistant…

Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics

Facing a surge in drug-resistant infections, the World Health Organization issued a plea to farmers two…

To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics

New York State health officials are considering rigorous new requirements for hospitals and nursing homes to…

Deadly Germs, Lost Cures: Citrus Farmers Facing Deadly Bacteria Turn to Antibiotics, Alarming Health Officials

ZOLFO SPRINGS, Fla. — A pernicious disease is eating away at Roy Petteway’s orange trees. The…

Cystic Fibrosis Patients Turn to Experimental Phage Therapy

Mallory Smith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system,…

U.N. Issues Urgent Warning on the Growing Peril of Drug-Resistant Infections

With more and more common medications losing their ability to fight dangerous infections, and few new…

The New Health Care: Why Your Doctor’s White Coat Can Be a Threat to Your Health

ImageA majority of American doctors go more than a week before washing white coats. Seventeen percent…

Deadly germs, lost cures: How a Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus

Gregory Spoor got the distressing news about his wife on the morning of Jan. 16 while…