The looming superbug crisis—and how to beat it
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, impervious to the usual drugs, are on the rise, leading scientists to look into using viruses to fight them instead.
Food Animals Are More and More Resistant to Antibiotics, Study Shows
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is on the rise in livestock, which could affect human health.
Bacteria That Causes Leprosy Mutates to Avoid Treatment
Researcher says the bacteria plays Russian roulette by mutating to avoid treatment.
A Bacterial Jungle Is Thriving in Your Wallet
Another reason to wash your hands more often.
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Spiking in Children
Just as the World Health Organization releases its first-ever list of such pathogens, a new study reveals an alarming spike in antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections among children. And infectious disease experts are scared.
Antibiotics Reach Record Levels On European Farms
An EMA report reveals WHO advice has not been taken, endangering human health.
U.N. Agrees Landmark Antibiotic Resistance Agreement
All 193 U.N. member states are set to sign a declaration to combat drug-resistant superbugs.
McDonald's Urged to Ban Antibiotics-Treated Meat
The charity ShareAction has launched an online campaign.
With antibiotics showing diminishing efficacy, it might be time to admit it: Bacteria have won the arms race.