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25/08/2021 - Raised heart risk with gum disease
Periodontitis is linked to a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a conference will hear today. More

06/07/2021 - Hygiene may not damage immune system
Being clean and hygienic does not lead to children having poorer immune systems, a new UK study has claimed. More

24/02/2021 - Drug-resistant bacteria spread rapidly during travel
International travellers are a high risk for transmission of drug resistant bacteria, according to a study published today. More

02/12/2020 - Hand sanitiser poisoning reported
The widespread use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser is creating risk of accidental poisoning, a researcher warns today. More

21/04/2020 - Transfer of drug-resistant microbes between pets and humans 'minimal'
Pets are not a major source of transmission of drug-resistant microbes to the owners, according to a study prepared for a cancelled European conference. More

30/03/2020 - Call to increase quarantine after recovery
The quarantine period for patients recovering from Covid-19 infection may need to be increased, according to a study from China. More

25/03/2020 - Global advice on surgery infections
New guidelines, published today, set out how surgeons in low-income countries can reduce the risk of surgical site infection. More

20/12/2019 - Cholera cases down
The world experienced a significant reduction in cholera cases last year, according to new figures. More

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

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