Surfers are known to brave bad weather, dangerously sized waves, and even sharks, for the perfect ride. But, it seems another danger of surfing has been lying in plain sight all along: ocean waters are full of drug-resistant bacteria — and surfers are most at risk. 443 more words
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The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people. 372 more words
When you’re prescribed a course of antibiotics, it’s important to finish the whole thing. At least, that’s the message that’s been perpetuated for years by doctors, nurses, parents and the media. 740 more words
A previously unobserved mutation in a strain of Salmonella could lead to the development of smarter therapies and drugs.
The antibiotic “time bomb” could be slowed after a breakthrough that has identified the mechanism by which bacteria cells become resistant to the drugs. 402 more words