New research finds taking antibiotics in early life is associated with an increased risk of obesity at age four. But that's no reason not to give your child antibiotics if they really need them.
Antibiotics aren't a one-size-fits-all treatment – the one you had last time might not work on the infection you have at the moment. So how do doctors determine which one is likely to work?
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the West.
Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure combined with oxygen treatment led to lung inflammation and altered immunity in a study in mice.
Leafcutter ants, Komodo dragons and even your nose are potential sources of new antimicrobial compounds.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges we face today. But making a few small changes to the way antibiotics are prescribed could make a big difference in Australia.
The presence of antibiotics in the environment poses a threat to global public health, food safety and human existence.
Antibiotic resistant superbugs kill 32 plane-loads of people a week. We can all help fight back.
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Antibiotic resistant infections already kill about 700,000 people globally every year. While scientists are racing to find new ways to fight superbugs, there's one thing you can do, too.
It's imperative that there's research into the nature, extent, mobility and consequences of antibiotic resistance.
Prominent GP and former MP Kerryn Phelps has weighed into the doctor-pharmacist turf war, saying pharmacists shouldn't prescribe because of their financial interests. But the evidence says otherwise.
We are seeing the end of modern medicine slowly being played out due to antibiotic resistance. But we can act together to alter the situation.
The pipeline for new antibiotics is broken. It is time to think outside the box.
The CDC just released a list of bacteria and fungi that pose, or have the potential to pose, a serious health threat. Here are four strategies for curbing the rise of these superbugs.
A historical trail through its medicinal properties.
While the probiotics found in fermented foods might have health benefits for most, these foods could cause serious harm to the health of others.
A new report estimates that by 2050, 40 per cent of all infections will be resistant to antimicrobial treatment. This will directly cause 13,700 previously preventable deaths.
Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are not only wasteful, but may also have unintended consequences for a child's health.
Healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to laboratory diagnostics and often have to guess which antibiotics to use for presumed infections.
This breakthrough could be key in fighting antibiotic resistance.
Many articles describe the rise of superbugs - bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic drugs - as inevitable. But society has the knowledge to stop the spread of these microbes.