Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is one of the greatest threats to public health. The bacteria are so pervasive, they're spilling over to penguins, sea lions, wallabies and more.
Resistant bacteria aren't the only risk posed by overprescribing antibiotics. A more immediate risk is side-effects and reactions, which a new review shows are surprisingly frequent and often severe.
As viruses are transmitted from person to person they are constantly mutating and replicating. Could the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolve to evade the new vaccines that have just been developed?
Estimating the cost of antibiotic resistance to economies and health-care systems is fraught with difficulty, but new research says Australia will be hit harder than we think.
It takes around 61 hours to identify the pathogen causing a patient's pneumonia. A new test reduces that to four hours.
The African continent has the highest burden of gonorrhoea worldwide. In South Africa alone, it's estimated that more than 2 million new cases occur annually.
We often think of antibiotic resistance in terms of humans, but it is actually a complex problem of interrelated factors including animal health, the environment and food production.
Scientists at Cambridge are developing a lab-in-a-briefcase for rapidly and cheaply identifying disease-causing bacteria.
As antimicrobial resistance increases, the options for treating serious infections dwindle. Doctors need reliable information about which treatments to try out.
Vaccines and antivirals aren't the only game in town.
Superbugs spread through the environment – and it needs urgent attention.
A CSIRO survey has found many people are confused about common infections, believing antibiotics can treat colds, flu and other viruses. This could fuel a dangerous rise in drug-resistant superbugs.
Antimicrobial resistance is a public health and economic disaster waiting to happen. If we do not address this threat, by 2050 more people will die from drug-resistant infections than from cancer.
Misuse of common cleaning products or hand sanitisers can lead to antimcrobial resistance in bacteria.
Knowing what genes cause antibiotic resistance -- and where they are in the body -- is critical for preventing further antibiotic resistance.
Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
New research finds taking antibiotics in early life is associated with an increased risk of obesity at age four. But that's no reason not to give your child antibiotics if they really need them.
Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. But could they be key in solving the antibiotic resistance epidemic?
Leafcutter ants, Komodo dragons and even your nose are potential sources of new antimicrobial compounds.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges of the modern day. It's especially prevalent, and must be acted on, in Australia's remote Indigenous communities.