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Antimicrobial resistance

"I need antibiotics that work" - 7 health profs share their antibiotic resistance fears

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Antibiotic resistant bacteria - bacteria that can no longer be killed by our drugs - is one of the biggest health challenges the world faces. The problem is caused by overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which means we all have …

10 reasons YOU should be worried about antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotics are essential for treating many infections but they’re losing their effectiveness. Bacteria are fighting back by adapting and finding ways of surviving the effects of our medicines. The bugs are smart – they can naturally become resistant to antibiotics …

A burning platform - maximising the nursing contribution to the antimicrobial resistance challenge

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In 2012, the Chief Medical Officer for England published the first ever 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy. A UK High Level Steering Group followed, which acts as the system steward, providing challenge and ensuring all recommendations are enacted. Public Health …

Why we must all become antibiotic guardians

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Today PHE launches Antibiotic Guardian, a pledge campaign which forms a key part of the UK’s support for European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the wider fight against antibiotic resistance. This campaign matters because we have to stop the overuse and …

Proteomics: studying proteins to fight disease

Over the past 70 years antibiotics have been hugely important in our defence against infectious diseases caused by bacteria. However, bacterial resistance to antibiotics is becoming a global public health problem and if we are to develop new treatments for …

Mistreating the treatment: the struggle against antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotics have been around for nearly 70 years.  Many people still alive today may remember them first being used to treat casualties from the Second World War. Around 1944 a newspaper billboard proclaimed that ‘Penicillin cures gonorrhoea in four hours …