The production and release of synthetic chemicals worldwide is destabilising the Earth system.
Latest numbers show antimicrobial resistant infections contributed to 4.95 millions deaths globally in 2019.
The rule that antibiotics don’t work against viruses isn’t always true.
The quest to find treatment for COVID-19, and the uncertainty surrounding the clinical outcome, necessitates the use of antibiotics in the treatment package.
If no action is taken to address antibiotic resistance, infections from multidrug-resistant bacteria could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050.
Discovery of a new antibiotic compound from a Nigerian environment is good news for researchers in this field.
Antibiotics can destroy the good bacteria in your gut. But some foods can help get it back to normal.
With nurse prescribing expanding globally, it’s important they are properly guided and supported when it comes to antibiotics and managing patient expectations.
The presence of multi drug-resistant bacteria in goats and sheep in southwest Nigeria may be due to regular use of antibiotics and unhygienic practices by farmers.
The Gambia’s success in eliminating trachoma means that resources previously allocated to combating the disease can now be reallocated to other public health conditions
Observing the progression of an infection in real-time allows us to better understand how antibiotic resistance develops.
A genetic trick called an integron plays an important role in helping bacteria do this.
Our study found that the bacteria which causes diphtheria is rapidly changing.
As the world has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, other microbial foes are waging war on humans. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a growing threat. But viruses may defeat them.
While the whole world is obsessed by the COVID-19 pandemic, another equally deadly threat is going unnoticed: antibiotic resistance.
How resistance to drugs originates, and why it’s different for vaccines.
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.
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.
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.