Superbugs spread through the environment – and it needs urgent attention.
Many patients without a diagnosis of Lyme disease report a constellation of symptoms, sometimes for years. Does chronic Lyme disease exist?
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.
Finding drugs that treat the COVID-19 coronavirus may be just as important as developing a vaccine. But it's much harder to create effective antivirals than antibiotics.
Half of all patients who died of COVID-19 in Wuhan had a secondary infection.
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.
Humans obtain bacteria through the foods they eat. But how do bees collect bacteria that live in and on them? And where do they pick up these microbes?
That smell you detect after it rains is part of a chemical language between bacteria and animals.
The president promoted the combination of hydroxychloroquine and an antibiotic for treating COVID-19. But a new study suggests it provides no benefits.
Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
An estimated £300m worth of medicine goes unused in the UK every year. But is it safe to take drugs past their expiry date?
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.
Antibiotics aren't a one-size-fits-all treatment – the one you had last time might not work on the infection you have at the moment. So how do doctors determine which one is likely to work?
Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the West.
Prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure combined with oxygen treatment led to lung inflammation and altered immunity in a study in mice.
Leafcutter ants, Komodo dragons and even your nose are potential sources of new antimicrobial compounds.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges we face today. But making a few small changes to the way antibiotics are prescribed could make a big difference in Australia.
The presence of antibiotics in the environment poses a threat to global public health, food safety and human existence.
Antibiotic resistant superbugs kill 32 plane-loads of people a week. We can all help fight back.
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Antibiotic resistant infections already kill about 700,000 people globally every year. While scientists are racing to find new ways to fight superbugs, there's one thing you can do, too.
It's imperative that there's research into the nature, extent, mobility and consequences of antibiotic resistance.