Medications

Australian doctors overprescribing flu antivirals

Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk of unnecessary side effects and potentially increasing the risk of antimicrobial resistance to these medications, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop genetic test to detect antimicrobial resistance

Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep throat and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zoonoses: Antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down

Data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveals that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why you shouldn't take antibiotics for colds and flu

Winter is well and truly on its way. For many, this conjures up images of log fires, mistletoe and festive feasts. But it can also mean cold, damp mornings, short hours of daylight and the dreaded cold and flu season.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria now claiming 33,000 lives annually

An ECDC study estimates the burden of five types of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria of public health concern in the European Union and in the European Economic Area (EU/EEA). The burden of disease is measured ...

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