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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

03/10/2017 - Do statins protect against bacteraemia?
Statins may have a powerful protective effect against Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection, according to a major European study. More

20/09/2017 - Crisis in global antibiotics
There is a serious lack of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the World Health Organisation warned last night. More

09/08/2017 - New clue to MRSA severity
The chance of survival from MRSA may depend on the genetic information in each strain of the superbug, according to a new analysis. More

13/07/2017 - Likely source of M. chimaera infection in patients uncovered
Contaminated heater-cooler units produced in Germany have been identified as the likely source of a Mycobacterium chimaera infection that affected 21 open-heart surgery patients across Europe, USA and Australia. More

21/04/2017 - Cost of C.difficile quantified
Clostridium difficile infection remains costly to the NHS and dangerous for patients, a European conference will hear today. More

22/03/2017 - Microbe protection from asthma?
Researchers working on the 'hygiene hypothesis' have found more evidence that exposure to microbes may protect against the development of asthma, they report today. More

25/01/2017 - Antibiotics blamed for C. difficile outbreaks
The C. difficile outbreaks since 2006 are likely to have been triggered by overuse of antibiotics, according to an analysis published today. More

14/11/2016 - Acne bacterium clue to skin protection
A skin bacterium thought to be linked to acne may protect against a range of diseases, including sun damage, according to Swedish researchers. More

11/11/2016 - CF danger bacterium "global"
A multi-drug resistant infection that threatens people with cystic fibrosis is now found globally, researchers warned last night. More

13/06/2016 - Toxic shock syndrome vaccine successfully tested
The world's first safe and effective vaccine against toxic shock syndrome has been successfully tested it in a Phase I trial, it was announced today. More

27/05/2016 - Europe moves against colistin misuse
New European rules could restrict the use of the antibiotic colistin on farms, it was announced yesterday. More

21/03/2016 - Hope for rapid single STI test
A single test that can quickly detect four of the most common sexually transmitted infections is to be developed, after researchers were awarded a £150,000 grant. More

19/11/2015 - Gene breaches antibiotic "last line"
A highly mobile gene resistant to the "last line" of antibiotics has emerged in southern China, it was announced today. More

11/11/2015 - Copper prevents coronavirus contamination
Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of coronaviruses such as MERS-CoV, new research suggests. More

14/10/2015 - Q fever linked to lymphoma
The risk of lymphoma is increased by infection with the bacterium that causes Q fever, French researchers report today. More

21/08/2015 - Travellers spreading antibiotic resistance
Increased global travel may be contributing to the spread of antibiotic resistant genes, according to a Swedish study. More

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