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Public health
Patient safety program reduces unnecessary antibiotic use in long-term care facilities, study finds
Published March 17, 2022
A study showed that antibiotic stewardship programs helped limit the unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics in long-term care facilities
Viruses that heal
Published May 4, 2021
Bacteriophage therapy could help in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Researchers develop potential antibiotic for drug-resistent pathogen
Published Dec 14, 2020
'Mycobacterium abscessus' is often lethal for people with cystic fibrosis and other lung ailments. This new antibiotic is one of the first potential treatments of the bacterium.
Sexual health
Hopkins team awarded $5.1M by NIH
Published Sept 28, 2018
Engineer Jeff Wang and physician Charlotte Gaydos will oversee the development of a diagnostic tool for sexually transmitted diseases
Antibiotic side effects
Published June 16, 2017
Hopkins Medicine researchers warn against treating antibiotics as harmless cure-all / Hopkins Medicine
Patient safety
Superbug solutions
Published Oct 18, 2016
Armstrong Institute awarded $16M government contract to improve use of antibiotics
Mental illness
Infections, antibiotic use linked to manic episodes
Published July 20, 2016
Research suggests changes in microbiome could play role in ebb, flow of psychiatric symptoms / Hopkins Medicine
Food safety
Court ruling called public health setback
Published July 24, 2014
There is overwhelming scientific evidence linking use of antibiotics in food animals to rising antibiotic resistance in humans, experts say