Despite significant medical advances, rates of sexually transmitted infections are on the rise, including some old foes like syphilis.
Globalised drug manufacturing is adding to the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
Both GPs and patients need to wake up to the immediate risk that antibiotic misuse poses.
A compound in human breastmilk can reverse antibiotic resistance in bugs such as MRSA. Researchers hope we can soon start trialling it.
Resistance is growing but there are ways that hospitals – as well as the public – can stem the tide.
Lack of knowledge and perceived cost issues could be holding back the fight against the superbugs.
This research could provide an answer to some of the problems posed by antibiotic resistance.
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.