Superbugs

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A new weapon in the war against superbugs

New research is finding ways to beat dangerous superbugs with ‘resistance resistant’ antibiotics, and it could help in our fight against COVID-19 complications

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Antibiotic use too long in surgery

New research finds antibiotics are often prescribed inappropriately before, during and after surgery, and more needs to be done to change the culture of prescription

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Superbug gonorrhoea: should we be afraid?

We know sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhoea are on the rise, and so is antibiotic resistance. If nothing else is available, would you accept the harsh treatments of the past?

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Stronger action to curb overuse of antibiotics

Cracking down on repeat prescriptions is just one of a range of actions needed to restrict the overuse of antibiotics

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The rise of the latest drug resistant superbug

In parts of Europe, some strains of the latest superbug are already resistant to all known antibiotics – but researchers don’t yet know how it is spreading internationally

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Is this the end for alcohol handwash in hospitals?

Alcohol handwash is becoming less effective against some strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but it doesn’t mean we stop sanitising our hands

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Enlisting nanoparticles in the fight against superbugs

As antibiotics become less and less effective, researchers are turning to new ways to defeat drug-resistant bacteria like Golden Staph

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