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Sore throat, sinusitis, and the few benefits of antibiotics

An analysis of the evidence in the latest issue of Australian Prescriber suggests antibiotics have very few benefits for treating sore throat […]

New recommendations to stop antibiotics sooner

Experts have recommended that doctors can stop antibiotics sooner in children, helping them to leave hospital earlier and fighting antibiotic […]

Virus therapy to attack superbugs

Flinders University scientists are looking to bacteriophages – highly specific viruses – as the best way to attack antibiotic-resistant bacterial […]

Self-destructing bacteria a possible key to infection control

A discovery that the drug resistant superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa can explode itself for the benefit of its “community” is giving scientists […]

Choosing wisely: how to treat acne with antibiotics

Skin experts are warning that people with acne should be considering a combination of treatments for the most effective way […]

Major breakthrough in fighting antibiotic resistance

In what is being heralded as a ground breaking discovery, scientists led by Monash and Walter and Eliza Hall Institute […]

How pigs are helping researchers tackle antibiotic resistance

Scientists at UTS are tackling the growing health crisis of antibiotic resistance at its most significant source – the farmyard. […]

Sugar-coated bacteria cause human disease

Sugar-coating is not necessarily sweet when it comes to infectious disease-causing bacteria, scientists have shown. University of Adelaide researchers, in […]

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance occurs when microorganisms mutate to avoid the lethal effects of medications usually used to destroy them.  When bacteria […]

Scarlet fever making a comeback

An international study led by University of Queensland (UQ) researchers has tracked the re-emergence of a childhood disease which had […]