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antibiotic resistance


World leaders are focusing to an unprecedented extent on curbing the spread of antimicrobial medicine-resistant infections For the first time, Heads of State have committed to taking a broad, coordinated …

Southern Cross Care is aiming to help improve the use of antibiotics in some of its aged care facilities with a project led by leading pharmacists Southern Cross has partnered …

Seven key predictors could help GPs identify which children do and don’t need antibiotics when they’re sick with a cough, a new study suggests. The researchers say the decision-making tool …

Here are 14 reasons why doctors may inappropriately prescribe antibiotics, writes Ben Basger Australians are amongst the highest users of antibiotics in the developed world, with approximately one antibiotic prescription …

A new analysis of the evidence suggests antibiotics have very few benefits for treating sore throat and acute sinusitis. Both conditions are common reasons for visits to GPs. Chris Del …

University of Queensland launched a Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) today to strengthen regional and global responses to antimicrobial resistance brings together leading scientists and clinicians from more than 10 countries. …

A pilot program aimed at stemming antibiotic resistance has successfully reduced prescribing rates among participating doctors. The University of Queensland-led study involved more than 100 general practitioners from almost 30 …

All health professionals – including pharmacists – as well as consumers have a responsibility to reduce the dependence of antibiotics in Australia, says PSA. New research shows Australia continues to …

Australian experts find use in children can be stopped sooner Top researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute have conducted a systematic review into the duration of intravenous antibiotics for …

New findings launched today show that Australia has higher antimicrobial use than England, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands – and the number of antimicrobials prescribed in Australia continues …

A woman from Pennsylvania in the US has been found to be carrying bacteria resistant to the last-ditch antibiotic colistin, according to the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Researchers reported …

Disruption from sources like automation, digital interconnectivity and the peer economy are set to shake up the health sector as they are other sectors, says Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Principal …