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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 …

Taking antibiotics in pregnancy linked to rise in infant infections Children born to mothers who were prescribed antibiotics during pregnancy may have up to a 20% higher risk of being …

According to this QLD study, they’re doing quite well at delaying ‘wait and see’ prescriptions – but improvements can be made A number of strategies have been trialled in primary …

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 …

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 …

Louis Roller takes a look at the threat of antibiotic resistance “…this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future; it is happening right now in every region …

More people now contract the drug-resistant “golden staph” superbug in the community, rather than hospitals A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia this week looked at data from …

NPS MedicineWise has partnered with American Express Openair Cinemas to host a national short film competition  Short films eligible to enter will convey the message about the global threat of …

American researchers trialed three interventions to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing… and two helped significantly Jason N. Doctor, of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, looked at how three behavioural …