Antibiotic use falling but resistant infections rising
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Antibiotic use falling but resistant infections rising

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50249849 By https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50249849 There has been a 17% drop in the number of prescriptions for antibiotics written by GPs in England over the past five years,¬†latest figures show. But antibiotic-resistant infections are still rising – up 9% between 2017 and 2018, to nearly 61,000. Public Health England is urging the public…

Bacterial ‘striptease’ evades antibiotics
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Bacterial ‘striptease’ evades antibiotics

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49826085 By¬†James GallagherHealth and science correspondent, BBC News Bacteria have been caught “stripping off” in order to evade antibiotics and survive, scientists show. Researchers at Newcastle University filmed bacteria “undressing” and taking off their outer layer – or cell wall. Antibiotics can attack cell walls so scientists think this is…

Take over pharma to create new medicines, says top adviser
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Take over pharma to create new medicines, says top adviser

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47719269 By¬†¬†James GallagherHealth and science correspondent, BBC News Part of the drugs industry should be taken over to make new antibiotics, an influential economist has argued. Lord Jim O’Neill, who advised the government on antibiotic resistance, said he was shocked by pharmaceutical companies failing to tackle drug-resistant infections. He said…

Fake drugs kill more than 250,000 children a year, doctors warn
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Fake drugs kill more than 250,000 children a year, doctors warn

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/mar/11/fake-drugs-kill-more-than-250000-children-a-year-doctors-warn By Ian Sample¬†Science editor Printer ink, paint and arsenic found in some drugs sold to treat life-threatening illnesses Doctors have called for an urgent international effort to combat a ‚Äúpandemic of bad drugs‚ÄĚ that is thought to kill hundreds of thousands of people globally every year. A surge in counterfeit…

Genes linked to antibiotic-resistant superbugs found in Arctic
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Genes linked to antibiotic-resistant superbugs found in Arctic

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/28/genes-linked-to-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs-found-in-arctic By¬†Fiona Harvey¬†Environment correspondent Discovery of genes, possibly carried by birds or humans, shows rapid spread of crisis Genes associated with antibiotic-resistant superbugs have been discovered in the high Arctic, one of the most remote places on earth, showing the rapid spread and global nature of the¬†resistance problem. The genes were…