Antibiotics are wrongly being prescribed for infections where they won't work and cutting this down could help combat resistance. But change isn't as easy as just providing the means.
Unless we do something about about antibiotic pollution in the world's waterways, the next trip you take to the coast for a seafood dinner just might be your last.
We need a concentrated and coordinated effort by government and scientists if we're to stave off the threat of antimicrobial resistant bacteria.
Antibiotic resistance is a major health threat that causes almost 700,000 deaths a year, and its toll is expected to grow. Here are some things you can do to offer your own resistance.
The US Centers for Disease Control has reported a woman in her 70s has died of overwhelming sepsis caused by a bacterium that was resistant to all available antibiotics.
The discovery that the nervous system plays a crucial role in the immune response may lead to new treatments for bacterial infections.
The rise in size of your festive bird hides a chemical concern.
Health minister Sussan Ley said Australia’s use of antibiotics in general practice is 20% above the OECD average. Is that right?
Long viewed simply as 'germs,' the hidden half of nature turns out to be crucial to the health of people and plants.
For most of us, the form of stool we excrete can vary widely depending, in part, on what we've been doing.
The make-up of our gut is constantly changing and affects everything from our immune system and digestion, to our brain function.
Antibiotics that were not originally earmarked to treat TB have shown the first signs of effectiveness and could be added to the much-needed arsenal of drugs to fight the deadly disease.
Why US$790m is not enough to win the war against antibiotic resistance.
Manuka honey could prevent serious urinary tract infections caused by catheters – tubes used to drain patients' bladders, new laboratory research has found.
There's one important piece of the puzzle we're missing when it comes to antimicrobial resistance.
Resistant bacteria enter our aging sewer infrastructure and may eventually end up in the environment through sewage spills.
Poor testing methods and antibiotic use by GPs and urologists has left thousands of women with crippling infections.
The serendipitous discovery of penicillin is a testament to the importance of observation.
How slow diagnosis of bacterial infections is exacerbating our antibiotics problem.
It could yet become a powerful weapon in our medical arsenal.