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antibiotic resistance


A world-first study co-authored by a QUT researcher has highlighted the growing impact of non-prescription supply of antibiotics in community pharmacies It also shines a light on the urgent need …

A common ingredient in toothpaste and hand wash could be contributing to antibiotic resistance, according to University of Queensland research A study led by Dr Jianhua Guo from UQ’s Advanced Water Management Centre focused …

Antibiotic resistance is not new but recent developments increase the urgency for action Mark Blaskovich, The University of Queensland There has been a lot of news over the past few …

Why do people share prescription medicines, and is it always a bad thing? People share medicines by either lending or borrowing them, and prescription medicines that are reported to be …

One in four drugs with human targets has been found to inhibit the growth of bacteria in the gut, causing antibiotic-like side effects A research team from the European Molecular …

NPS MedicineWise and American Express Openair Cinemas have announced the first place winners of a national short film competition to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance In the Preserve the Power …

The number of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea samples reported to health authorities skyrocketed in the six months to September 2017 The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care says the …

UQ researchers are studying drug resistance in gonorrhoea in a bid to battle the disease’s growing resistance to antibiotics The University of Queensland’s Association Professor David Whiley and colleagues are …

New hospital survey reveals 60% of antibiotics given to patients after surgery were prescribed inappropriately The Surgical National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (SNAPS) is an annual survey of antimicrobial prescribing for …

While efforts in hospitals to improve antibiotic use are working, the same can’t be said for the community setting The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s Antimicrobial …

The Melbourne Cup may have stopped the nation on Tuesday, but in the meantime the pharmacy sector stayed busy… Health Minister Greg Hunt took to the MJA to laud the …

Many parents still believe cough and cold symptoms should be treated with antibiotics, new figures show Ahead of next week’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 13-17), NPS MedicineWise has released …