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.
A global trend to regulate frequent antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production is emerging but Africa is still lagging behind.
New research shows that the current strategy of 'antibiotic mixing' doesn't work.
They may make you feel squeamish but maggots have some incredible medicinal benefits.
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.
The federal government is tackling antimicrobial resistance with a 'One Health' approach. But what is One Health and what can it offer that other approaches haven't?
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.
It could yet become a powerful weapon in our medical arsenal.
Irrational prescriptions are a major global health problem. The World Health Organisation estimates that more than half of all medicines are inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or sold.
Food-borne diseases will continue to thrive unless Africa's meat inspection programmes are upgraded.
Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928 and revolutionised the treatment of bacterial infections. Ever since then we have been searching for new antibiotics.
Doctors know that inappropriate prescribing can lead to antibiotic resistance. So why do they keep doing it?
Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change in a way that prevents the antibiotic from working in its normal manner. There are several ways in which this can happen.
Panic has spread with the discovery of a bacterium in the United States that is resistant to the last bastions of antibiotic resistance.
When the hugging had to stop: life in a post-antibiotic era.
Here are highlights from The Conversation US' coverage of antibiotics and how scientists are trying to combat resistant bacteria.