Infections

If we continue to use antibiotics when they are not needed, then we are playing an active role in creating a future where antibiotics won’t work
Tapeworm infections are increasingly rare in the UK, despite being fairly common in other parts of the world, but drugs used
Bacteria are very clever. Resistance to drugs can be acquired by sharing mobile genetic units (called plasmids) between bacteria; this is known as "horizontal' evolution. When resistant bugs are in the hospital where you are getting treatment, it is therefore very easy for them share resistance genes.
HuffPost traveled to Congo to document efforts to fight this deadly disease.
An A&E nurse has claimed controversial new checks for people’s eligibility for NHS treatment delayed him in arranging treatment