Eat less meat, save the world
When commemorating our troops, doctors and nurses this Anzac Day, consider also tipping your hat to the discovery of bacteriophages. In the post-antibiotic era, our health might just depend on them.
Until recently we didn’t know much about which antibiotic is best for people who have been attacked by a crocodile.
Both GPs and patients need to wake up to the immediate risk that antibiotic misuse poses.
A team of medievalists and scientists look back to history – including a 1,000-year-old eyesalve recipe – for clues to new antibiotics.
Taxing meat may be unpopular, but an urgent problem calls for an urgent solution.
A cheap antibiotic may help prevent the formation of fearful memories.
In Australia, there are around 1200 to 1300 cases of tuberculosis each year which means we are among the lowest-risk countries in the world.
Resistance is growing but there are ways that hospitals – as well as the public – can stem the tide.
We’re in danger of losing the health benefits of soils faster than they are replaced.
This research could provide an answer to some of the problems posed by antibiotic resistance.
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.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic drug that kills a wide, weird and wonderful range of bugs that are often difficult to treat with other antibiotics.
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?