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Antibiotics in Farming - a Pharmaceutical Crutch That Threatens our Health

Peter Melchett | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Peter Melchett

There are several things that many of us fear will be in a long list our grandchildren draw up of 'how could you possibly have let that happen'? Cooking the planet with fossil fuels and presiding over a massive extinction of our fellow creatures will, I am sure, be there. So will be our squandering an incredible class of life-saving medicines, antibiotics, unless we act fast to save them.

MRSA Is in British Meat: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Need?

Philip Lymbery | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Philip Lymbery

This is the first time MRSA of livestock origin has been found in British pig meat. The findings indicate that British consumers are already being exposed to MRSA in retail meat, with a person eating pork twice a week likely to be exposed to contaminated meat once every three months.

MRSA in British Pork; Why We Should All Be Concerned and Defra Must Act

Kerry McCarthy | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics
Kerry McCarthy

This is the first time MRSA of livestock origin has been found in British pig meat. The findings add to the growing evidence that overuse of antibiotics in farming is contributing to resistance in life-threatening infections in humans, and supports the call for urgent action to address inappropriate use in farming.

Safer Healthcare: How to Prevent Patients From Picking Up Infections in Hospital

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Hospitals are meant to make you better, but sometimes patients leave in a worse state than when they arrived. Some 8-12% of patients in EU hospitals...

Doctors' Stethoscopes Found To Be 'Highly Contaminated' With Bacteria Including MRSA

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors are being urged to sterilise their stethoscopes after each examination, after a study found instruments to be heavily contaminated with bacter...

Q: Which Advertising Channel, Facebook or TV? A: Friend Request Pending...

Jack R. Miles | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Tech
Jack R. Miles

At the end of 2012, TV was responsible for 63% of global advertising spend. However, Facebook's advertising revenues have increased 678% since 2009 - showing it clearly has traction with advertisers, with reports suggesting the budget for Facebook advertising is being taken from TV budgets.

Cheese Triumphant, Bees And Fish Not So Much: An(other) Open Letter to David Cameron

Nick Harkaway | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Harkaway

You know, the more I talk to you, prime minister, the more I feel we're developing a rapport. I think we should do this more often, not just at holidays. Do let me know if you ever want to drop round and have a cup of tea (with or without milk - your choice, but it's perfectly safe).

The Coming Crisis in Cheese: An Open Letter To David Cameron

Nick Harkaway | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Harkaway

Yes, all right, I'm not a Tory voter. But we can surely agree on cheese. Cheese is good. And Britain, despite the grumblings of the French and the outrage of the Swiss, not to mention some plucky challenges from Italy, Austria, and Spain, has some of the best cheese in the world.

Is MRSA Immunisation On The Cards?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

American scientists have developed a vaccine that can prevent bacterial infection that leads to the MRSA superbug. Researchers from the University...

Flesh-Eating Strain Of MRSA Reaches UK

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Potentially deadly strains of MRSA that are easily passed between people outside of hospitals are increasing in the UK, experts said today. Extra v...

Infections Caught In Hospitals At All Time High

PA | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

More people than ever picked up life-threatening infections while spending time in hospitals last year. The number of hospital-acqui...

One In Six Mobile Phones Contaminated With E. Coli

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A worrying 92% of mobile phone handsets in the UK contain a host of bugs, bacteria and in some cases, potentially dangerous E. coli and MRSA, a study ...