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Toxic wasp venom could help protect humans against superbugs

Scientists studied the antimicrobial properties of a toxin normally found in a South American wasp.

08 Dec 2018 11:42 AM

Here's why depression pills could be fuelling rise of superbugs

Ingredient in commonly prescribed antidepressant fluoxetine – or Prozac—causes mutation in some bacteria making them resistant.

25 Sep 2018 1:53 PM

Superbugs now also becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants

VRE bugs can cause urinary tract, wound and bloodstream infections that are notoriously difficult to treat.

02 Aug 2018 5:00 PM

Experts warn cats and dogs are vectors of superbug diseases. Should we stop owning pets?

Since pets are in such close proximity to many more humans, they're actually more likely to transfer resistant bacteria.

25 Jul 2018 2:30 PM

Scientists map genetic codes of 3,000 dangerous bacteria

DNAs of deadly strains of plague, dysentery and cholera were also decoded to better understand some of world’s most dangerous diseases.

07 Jun 2018 9:14 AM

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Designing our way to making the world a better place

Possible applications include using this to create pathogen-proof hospital beds, bacteria-resistant paint and even coatings for artificial joints.

17 Apr 2018 1:04 AM

Antibiotics consumption soars, fueling fears over superbugs

In Asia, consumption of antibiotics more than doubled in India, skyrocketed 79 percent in China and rose 65 percent in Pakistan.

28 Mar 2018 5:37 PM

Novel antibiotic may help fight superbugs

It has been predicted that by 2050 an additional 10 million people will succumb to drug resistant infections or superbugs.

25 Mar 2018 2:15 PM

Infected, not recovering? Blame it on the tandoori chicken!

Poultry farms are deploying antibiotics not to treat sick animals but to fatten them quickly.

23 Jul 2017 1:32 PM

Using dirty stethoscope ups risk of infections through superbugs

Researchers from Yale University in the US found that health care providers rarely perform stethoscope hygiene between patient encounters.

21 Jul 2017 8:21 AM

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Superbug from India beats all antibiotics

American woman dies after contracting infection resistant to antimicrobial drugs.

16 Jan 2017 4:37 AM

Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics used in chicken

The overuse of such drugs is contributing to rising numbers of life-threatening human infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

01 Jan 2017 12:42 PM