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Peptidyl-tRNA Hydrolase Acts As Bacterial Alarm Clock

A bacteria “alarm clock” that wakes dormant Salmonella in the body, allowing the bug to trigger a repeat infection, scientists have discovered. The researchers, from Imperial College London, say the ‘alarm clock’ is shared among different types of bacteria, including Salmonella and E. coli. The findings may explain why some people suffer repeated bouts of […]

CDC Links Multi-State Salmonella Outbreaks to Backyard Poultry

In the first four months of 2016, there have been seven different Salmonella infection outbreaks spanning 35 states. At least 324 people were sickened and the outbreaks are ongoing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Confirmed via lab testing, the Salmonella outbreaks involve seven different strains of the bacteria. Sixty-six people were […]

Fluoroquinolones: FDA Recommends Limiting Antibiotic Use

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new restrictions and label warnings for the category of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. According to the advisory, side effects outweigh benefits for patients with sinusitis, bronchitis and uncomplicated urinary tract infections who have other treatment options. Those having these conditions should reserve fluoroquinolones for cases in which […]