MRSA and superbugs

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‘Looming global health crisis’: urgent action needed to prevent spread of drug-resistant superbugs, CSIRO says
National science agency warns of a ‘post-antibiotic world’ in 2050, marked by declines in lifespan, quality of life and livestock production

Donna Lu Science writer

27, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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GM bacteria could combat antibiotic resistance, study suggests
Re-engineered bacteria able to target drug-resistant infections in mice, research finds

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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McDonald’s and Walmart beef suppliers criticised for ‘reckless’ antibiotics use
Exclusive: Most important antibiotics for human health still used in supply chains of major US food companies, risking spread of superbugs

Ben Stockton and Andrew Wasley

21, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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MRSA reported at Manston in migrant who tested positive for diphtheria
Case comes after Suella Braverman ignored advice that people were being kept at the centre unlawfully

Diane Taylor and Peter Walker

30, Oct, 2022 @5:58 PM

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UN criticised over statement on overuse of antibiotics in farming
Statement calling for significant cut in antimicrobial drug usage is ‘real missed opportunity’, say critics

Sophie Kevany

25, Aug, 2021 @2:33 PM

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UK pig farms doubled their use of class of antibiotics vital for humans
Overall use of drugs has fallen but treatments of a ‘critically important’ class rose from 2015 to 2019

Andrew Wasley, Tom Levitt and Susannah Savage

17, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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More research funding needed to avoid drug-resistant pandemic, warns report
Smaller firms are developing most antibiotics targeting superbugs but often at risk of bankruptcy

Julia Kollewe

10, Jun, 2021 @9:17 AM

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Saved by the Saxons! The disgusting 10th-century potion that could beat superbugs
Made from cow’s bile, garlic and onions, Bald’s eyesalve was meant to cure styes, but scientists believe it could deal with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections

29, Jul, 2020 @2:55 PM

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Lack of antibiotics in low income countries 'worsening superbugs threat'
Only three new treatments available in 10 or more poorer countries, report finds

Julia Kollewe

21, Jan, 2020 @1:00 PM

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‘I feel constant pain’: drug resistance adds to misery of Gaza gun victims
The suffering of people wounded in conflict zones is being compounded by what doctors say are ‘horrifying levels’ of antibiotic resistance

Karen McVeigh and Hazem Balousha

05, Dec, 2019 @10:08 AM

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Australian gulls found to carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs
Researchers say ‘eye-opening’ findings that 20% of silver gulls nationwide carry pathogenic bacteria should be a wake-up call

Narelle Towie

09, Jul, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Scientists fear impact of deep-sea mining on search for new medicines
Crucial wildlife habitats are at risk from the hunger for marine minerals, says Karen McVeigh

Karen McVeigh

20, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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