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Alert over antibiotics in animal feed

Meat eaters face serious health risks from antibiotics used in animal feed as growth promoters, to increase milk and meat yields, researchers have claimed. Consuming the meat of these animals could lead to antimicrobial resistance

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Ignorance over antibiotics fuels superbug threat: WHO

People across the world are alarmingly confused about the role of antibiotics and the right way to take them, and this ignorance is fuelling the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, the World Health Organization said on Monday. "

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McDonald's investor renews call to cut antibiotics in meats

A McDonald's Corp shareholder group is renewing its call for the fast-food chain to stop buying any meat from animals raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections.   The move from the Congregati

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McDonald's investor renews call to cut antibiotics in meats

A McDonald's Corp shareholder group is renewing its call for the fast-food chain to stop buying any meat from animals raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections.   The move from the Congregati

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Bahrain to place teams to monitor antibiotics use

Teams of monitors could soon be in place in every hospital in Bahrain to supervise the prescription of antibiotics. This will be one of the key recommendations at the conclusion of the International Collaborative Conference in Cli

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Use of antibiotics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that so

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Use of antibitics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that so

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Superbugs are everywhere; pose serious threat

The spread of deadly superbugs that evade even the most powerful antibiotics is no longer a prediction but is happening right now across the world, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Antibiotic resistance has the potential

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New rules to buy antibiotics in Bahrain

Patients in Bahrain could soon require a doctor's prescription to buy antibiotics, according to a senior health official. The rule has been in place since the early 1990s but is not being implemented, National Health Regulator

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Antibiotics crisis prompts rethink on risks, rewards

  Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers scented an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.   Today, as the wo

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