Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness

Antibiotic resistance affects everyone

For more than 70 years, antibiotics have saved countless lives. Unfortunately, the overuse and misuse of antibiotic therapy and mismanagement in hygiene practices have resulted in antibiotic resistance. More and more, infection-causing bacteria have built defences against antibiotics that used to kill them. These resistant bacteria are also called “superbugs”. Antibiotic treatment is losing its capacity to treat infections. We […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention

Drug resistant superbugs – part 3

This post is the third in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs. With respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, you may have questioned the need to see a doctor. How can you tell if an infection is viral or bacterial? Knowing is key to getting the right treatment. When physicians are unsure, they carry out chest x-rays […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention

Drug resistant superbugs

This post is a first in a series on Drug Resistant Superbugs. Drug resistance is often called antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR occurs when a treatment loses its power to stop an infection or a disease caused by organisms or microbes, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and some parasites. When organisms fight off or become “resistant” to […]

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