Posts Tagged: antibiotics
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Guess What Happens When The Antibiotics Stop Working

"Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a minimum, each year. And according to a new issue of medical journal The Lancet focused on antibiotic-resistant bacteria, things could soon get a whole lot scarier."

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If You're Too Lazy To Travel, Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Will Make Its Way To You Soon Enough

"The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the government's chief medical officer for England has said." Also there is "a nagging concern among health officials who say the 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico could become a breeding ground for one of the hardest forms of TB to treat. Already, both California and Texas, as well as some states on the Mexico side of the border, have unusually high rates of drug-resistant TB." And just last week, health officials warned that [...]

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Viruses, Gangnam Style, Antibiotic-Resistant

"A Shortcuts item about the enduring – and, for many, irritating – popularity of Gangnam Style, the pop song and video by the South Korean rapper Psy, said it was 'like a virus that is immune to antibiotics'. A doctor writes to point out that all viruses are immune to antibiotics, which are used to treat bacterial infections."