antibiotic resistance

Brits are being urged not to take antibiotics to deal with colds this winter.
Antibiotic resistance is on the rise – "It’s really worrying. There should be alarm bells ringing for all of us," one GP told us.
"The likeliest route of transmission is directly from human-to-human, with faecal particles from one person reaching the mouth of another."
Researchers analysed the records of more than 250,000 preschool children.
'One species we looked at...had the most powerful antibiotic effect of any species we tested'
Already it is estimated that 700,000 people across the world die from drug-resistant infections
'Without effective antibiotics, minor infections could become deadly.'
Taking them for longer than necessary could fuel antibiotic resistance.