There is an urgent need for new antibiotics as more bacteria become resistant to existing drugs.
"Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is a major public health problem, as it contributes to antibiotic resistance," experts warned.
"If you feel you are sick, it is important to seek care for proper diagnosis," an expert told "Newsweek."
According to the World Heath Organization, antibiotic resistance is an "increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires action across all government sectors and society."
This enables germs to go under the radar and avoid being picked up by drugs.
The procedure uses healthy stool filled with "good" bacteria to restore balance to digestive systems weakened by antibiotics.
"I could have lost a finger or hand, or the way the doctor described it, even worse," fisherman Colby Milward said.
Many "anti-vax" parents see themselves as experts on their own children.
Medical researchers have known for decades that the pipeline for new drugs to stave off bacterial infections would one day run dry. That day is now at hand.
Antibiotics have saved countless lives over the years, but as deadly bacteria grow immune, those miracle drugs stop working.
"The bacteria explosively eats away at the patients cornea in a matter of days," the doctor warned.
The suspect was indicted Tuesday for stealing "pre-retail" prescription medications, mislabeling them so as to "defraud or mislead," misusing someone's health information and violating a court order preventing him from packing a firearm.
Researchers hope to harness the body's own defenses to fight potentially deadly bacteria.
Alexa Juckiewicz-Caspell had to learn how to speak and breathe again after she developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Current treatments can cause nasty side effects including burning and aching muscles.
Typhoid is most commonly spread via contaminated food and water.
Less than a century after the discovery of antibiotics, the world is at risk of entering an era in which the life-saving drugs no longer work.
Government health officials in England say a man in the U.K. picked up the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhea after a sexual rendezvous with a woman in southeast Asia.
Duckbills, beaver-tails...and antibacterial milk?
Drug-resistant superbugs kill 700,000 people every year around the world.
The drug was discovered in the late 1970s.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 55 cases of Campylobacter infection caused by animals from the pet store franchise.
When treatments run longer than necessary, patients are put at unnecessary risk of developing antibiotics resistance, the authors explain.