Talking Points: The Overuse Of AntibioticsThe overuse of antibiotics is leading to the development of new strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses are caused by strains of antibiotic bacteria each year.
4 Things To Know: March Madness, Target Settlement & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, March 19. They include a large class action settlement, and the string of games you're going to be watching over the next few weeks.
Good Question: What's Wrong With Antibiotics In Our Food?McDonald’s announced Wednesday that it will phase out its practice of using chickens raised with human antibiotics over the next two years.
Tick-Borne Disease Risk Is High In Minn. It's that time of year when ticks are plentiful and the risk of tick-borne disease is high. Our snowy winter did not hurt ticks. Instead it's believed the snow insulated them from the cold.
Warrant Issued For Mpls. Man Suspected Of CockfightingA warrant has been issued for a Minneapolis man who was charged with cruelty to animals in connection with a cockfighting ring. Minneapolis Police and Minneapolis Animal Control seized several roosters, chickens, hens and cockfighting paraphernalia from a home at 3502 Newton Ave. N. in Minneapolis on Jan. 10, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's office.
Pediatricians: Hold Off On Antibiotics For Sinus InfectionsThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has new guidelines to diagnose and treat bacterial sinus infections. Many infections develop after a cold, with symptoms including a cough, green or yellow nasal discharge and sometimes fever. Doctors previously prescribed antibiotics for all children diagnosed with a bacterial sinus infection that lasted seven to 10 days.