Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Growing drug resistance will lead to long-term harm

Drugs that fight many common infectious diseases are becoming less effective because of increased antibiotic resistance, a direct consequence of persistent high levels of community antibiotic use in New Zealand.

Cardiology

Death rates from rheumatic heart disease falling since 1990

The risk of dying from rheumatic heart disease, a condition of damaged heart valves caused by bacterial infection that leads to rheumatic fever, has dropped around the world over the last 25 years, according to a new scientific ...

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