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Drug Resistant Superbugs - Part 5

This post is the fifth and final in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs.

Yesterday, 24 March 2014, was World Tuberculosis Day. For most people in the developed world, tuberculosis (TB) is a thing of the past. 876 more words

Communicable Disease

Drug Resistant Superbugs - Part 4

This post is the fourth in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs.

Dr. Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis is widely recognized as the first person to realize that hand-washing can prevent infections. 427 more words

Illness Prevention

Drug Resistant Superbugs - Part 3

This post is the third in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs.

With respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, you may have questioned the need to see a doctor. 733 more words

Communicable Disease

Drug Resistant Superbugs - Part 2

This post is the second in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs.

Medicine is losing the capacity to treat infections that rely on antimicrobial drugs… 120 more words

Communicable Disease

The $1,000 Pill that could Eradicate Hepatitis C: Pretty Intoxicating or Pretty Innovative?

When people talk about expensive drugs, they usually are referring to out-of-pocket expenses of $100 (at most) to fill a prescription – that is, if they’re covered by drug plans. 1,066 more words

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Drug Resistant Superbugs

This post is a first in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs.

Drug resistance is often called antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR occurs when a treatment loses its power to stop an infection or a disease caused by organisms or microbes, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and some parasites. 557 more words

Communicable Disease