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09/10/2019 - Antimicrobial resistance battle faltering
The battle against antimicrobial resistance is faltering in the world's poorest countries, a think-tank has warned. More

19/09/2019 - Baby bacterial sources revealed
Vaginal swabbing of new-born babies is a questionable practice based on a misunderstanding of the risks of caesarean section, researchers say today following a major investigation of the issue. More

11/09/2019 - New Strep A infection triggers scarlet fever
A new strain of group A streptococcus bacteria is playing a major role in scarlet fever outbreaks, scientists report today. More

28/08/2019 - Urgent funding needed for safe water services
International organisations have come together to call for greater investment to deliver water and sanitation services in the world’s poorest countries. More

13/08/2019 - C.difficile becoming two species
Clostridium difficile is evolving into two distinct species – and one is "highly adapted" to spreading in hospitals, researchers warn today. More

18/06/2019 - Billions at risk from unsafe water - WHO
Billions of people around the world lack basic handwashing facilities and safe drinking water, according to a major analysis published today. More

29/05/2019 - Progress on compound against superbugs
British scientists say they have found a new molecular compound that works against multidrug resistant bacteria such as E. coli. More

28/05/2019 - Antibiotic levels too high in rivers
The world's major rivers are awash with excessively high levels of antibiotics, British researchers have warned. More

15/04/2019 - Gut bacteria risk among young travellers revealed
Travellers under the age of 30 are at higher risk of contracting or carrying antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut if they stay in hotels or private accommodation in low and/or middle-income countries, a European conference heard last night. More

15/04/2019 - Simpler hand-rub application as effective as WHO's
A three-step, 15-second technique for applying hand rub is as good at preventing infection as the more protracted WHO-recommended technique, a European conference has been told. More

05/03/2019 - Humans' health risk from raw meat dog food
People could be at risk from dog food made from raw meat because products contain high levels of bacteria, researchers warn today. More

13/07/2018 - Heatwave horsefly risk warning
High levels of horseflies amid the human population could test the limits of antibiotics, campaigners warn today. More

04/06/2018 - Disgust could be public health tool
Humans have six common types of disgust – and these help to identify and avoid disease, according to a new analysis. More

06/04/2018 - Study backs single stage treatment for peri-prosthetic hip infection
A one-stage procedure may be the best way to treat an infected hip replacement, according to a new analysis. More

04/04/2018 - New Euro-advice on antimicrobial resistance
New European guidance aims to help hospitals control antimicrobial resistance. More

12/03/2018 - Drink rather than vaccine may be cholera answer
A fast-acting, drinkable antidote for cholera epidemics is getting closer to being developed, according to two new studies. More

08/11/2017 - Global guidelines for antibiotics in animals
New global guidelines may help governments take steps to prevent abuse of antibiotics in farming. More

12/10/2017 - Fragile progress against drug-resistance
Progress in tackling drug-resistant organisms is “fragile,” senior scientists warn today. More

05/10/2017 - Obesity link to sepsis
Obesity is an important risk factor for sepsis, according to a Norwegian study. More

04/10/2017 - World cholera plan to 2030
The World Health Organisation has launched a new global roadmap on cholera, 'Ending Cholera - A Global Roadmap to 2030'. More

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