Tag Archives: antibiotic resistance

10 million lives could be lost to superbugs

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/10-million-lives-could-lost-superbugs-far-have-got-race-beat/ Scientists have made a breakthrough in the antibiotic resistance battle – the urgency has never been greater, says Lois Rogers British scientists claim they have beaten more than a dozen rival teams around the world in the race towards a new synthetic antibiotic. They hope that the agent – an improved version of a […]

The truth about antibiotics

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/truth-antibiotics-do-really-need-take-full-course/ James Sutton battled doctors for six weeks to get a ten-day course of amoxicillin for his severe bronchitic chest infection. When he got the antibiotics, they didn’t really work and, what’s more, he had a major allergic reaction which caused a huge outbreak of hives all over his torso, adding to his misery. “No […]