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Fight viruses in your home without making bacteria stronger
Using certain drugs inappropriately could actually worsen future infections by bacteria that become resistant.
Strep throat is figuring out how to beat our go-to antibiotics
The microbe is slowly but surely starting to fight back.
Antibiotic over-prescription is worst for kids in low-income countries
And too many meds can lead to drug resistance and future health dilemmas.
Bacteria can change inside of us to beat antibiotics
New evidence reveals that sneaky cells allow diseases like UTIs to flare up over and over again.
Washing machines can spread dangerous bacteria from one load to the next
But for most people the solution is simple.
This new Salmonella ‘superbug’ is probably no scarier than the flu
The lowdown on the super strain.
A new species of superbug is emerging—and it loves when you eat sugar
Bacterial evolution at its worst.
Some viruses can actually protect our health
We may even rely on certain types of viruses to ward off infections.
Antibiotics save lives—but misusing them could lead to millions of deaths
According to a new UN report, drug resistance could result in 10 million yearly deaths by 2050.