Health minister Sussan Ley said Australia’s use of antibiotics in general practice is 20% above the OECD average. Is that right?
There's one important piece of the puzzle we're missing when it comes to antimicrobial resistance.
Food-borne diseases will continue to thrive unless Africa's meat inspection programmes are upgraded.
In the battle against superbugs, you'd be amazed where we might find the cures of the future.
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.
Quantum dots - minuscule semiconductor particles with specific light-absorption properties - can kill drug-resistant superbugs without harming the surrounding healthy tissue.
Doctors often tell patients to take a “course” of antibiotics, because a partially treated infection may result in relapse with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But where this advice come from?
Should the gathering of experts from around the world that's considering the scientific, ethical, and governance issues linked to research into gene editing ring alarm bells?
Would you freeze your poo for a rainy day of ill health?
Antibiotics can prevent serious harm and stop infections becoming fatal. But they won't kill common cold and flu viruses, and careless overprescribing by doctors can do more harm than good.
Two of the most common antibiotic-resistant bacteria circulating in hospitals can be wiped out by transplanting faeces from a healthy animal into the gut of an infected one, a study on mice has found.
While many of the fruits of the human genome project could be decades away, DNA sequencing of drug-resistant bacteria has been striding forwards
Without insects the food chain would diminish and we would have very little fruit and vegetables to eat.
Bacteria qualify as "superbugs" when there are no or few remaining effective antibiotics to kill them.
Superbugs are back in the news – and everybody loves a good germ panic story.
New research shows the best way to treat hospital infections caused by C. difficile may be with more of the bacteria.
Which of the following conditions would you prefer to have during your next stay in hospital? A. Staphylococcus aureus (Golden Staph) bloodstream infection; or B. a heart attack?
We are only beginning to recognise the growing problem of antibiotics polluting our environment, and the serious repercussions it has for health.