Just like the gut, the skin and the mouth, the eye also has a collection of microbes that keep it healthy. Understanding the eye microbiome may lead to new probiotic therapies.
Don't let that fly land in your hospital room. It could be carrying dangerous strains of bacteria.
For too long silver has been used to mark second best but this element deserves more recognition thanks to its antibacterial properties.
New study proves that asking doctors to prescribe fewer antibiotics won't work.
About 10% of people believe they're allergic to penicillin. Only about 2% actually are.
There's more to antibiotics than meets the eye.
As antibiotic resistance increases globally, the heat is on to find new alternatives to treat infections. Chemists can get a head start by looking at compounds produced in nature by fishes' microbes.
Feeding pigs seaweed could make them, us and the planet healthier without contributing to antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
New technology could help doctors identify the right antibiotic for their patient in double-quick time.
Bacteria are becoming resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics. These expensive, hard-to-treat infections are prompting physicians to reassess using viruses to destroy bacteria.
New research suggests that raising public awareness about antimicrobial resistance may have unintended consequences.
Whooping cough is making a comeback. Here's how to identify it, and why vaccination is a way to protect babies.
Q fever explained.
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical that can kill germs. It is found in two things many ants love to eat: nectar and honey dew.
Farmers are closest to the land and their livestock, and have everything to lose by not taking care of it.
It's hard to predict how long it will take to feel better after you start taking antibiotics. But if you start feeling worse one to two days after starting the therapy, you must see your doctor.
The overuse of antibiotics puts vulnerable patients and society at risk.
Probiotics might avert a case of diarrhoea, or they could mean your gut takes longer to return to normal.
The end of effective antibiotics will be frightening. Life expectancy will fall dramatically and people of all ages will die from illnesses that we are used to treating with $10 worth of pills.
Our view of this essential dimension of earth’s biome has been shaped by the manufacturers of cleaning products.