Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference Monday.
To meet increasing demand for meat raised without certain antibiotics, top US chicken company Tyson Foods Inc and rival producers are turning to sanitizing wipes, bacteria-reducing fog and even oregano to keep birds healthy.
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has cautioned the public about improper antibiotic use pointing to a landmark study that indicates nearly half of antibiotics prescribed by private clinics in Qatar may be unnecessary.
The health of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is "still unstable", the palace said late on Wednesday, with the 88-year-old on a ventilator and battling a new infection as crowds gathered to pray outside his Bangkok hospital.
When doctors told Christophe Novou that his leg would have to be amputated at the hip due to a raging bacterial infection, the 47-year-old Frenchman thought about killing himself.