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Reckless farm meds feed superbugs
Reckless farm meds feed superbugs
The world was once a place where a bad cut to your hand meant infection and the possibility of death, and surgical procedures that are now routine...
Doctors' ways with words can lead to misperceptions
Doctors' ways with words can lead to misperceptions
The way doctors describe medical conditions can drastically...
War declared on the 'superbugs'
War declared on the 'superbugs'
"South Africans love antibiotics," according to Adrian Brink, a clinical microbiologist and co-chairperson of the South African Antimicrobial...
Enzyme teaches bacteria to resist drugs
Enzyme teaches bacteria to resist drugs
The drug-resistant strain is widely seen as a product of the overprescription of antibiotics around the world.
When drugs don't work
When drugs don't work
Transplant surgery becomes virtually impossible. Organ recipients have to take immune-suppressing drugs for life to stop rejection of a new heart...
Life without antibiotics
Life without antibiotics
Just 65 years ago Dr David Livermore's paternal grandmother died after an operation to remove her appendix. It didn't go well, but it wasn't the...
Superbugs outstripping humans in survival race
Superbugs outstripping humans in survival race
Just 65 years ago David Livermore's paternal grandmother died after an operation to remove her appendix. It didn't go well, but it was not the...
China launches drive to cut use of antibiotics
China launches drive to cut use of antibiotics
China on Friday launched a campaign to curb the overuse of antibiotics and slow the development of drug-resistant bacteria.
Tainted milk death toll rises
Tainted milk death toll rises
China has dramatically raised the tally of children sickened by dairy products laced with the industrial chemical melamine to 294 000, more...

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