We understand that complete avoidance of antibiotics is impracticable, you are bound to fall ill at some point! So when you do, and you are ill enough that antibiotics are your only choice, keep in mind the following points as they can help prevent the development of new resistant bacteria. Incorrectly taking antibiotics will only … More 5 Rules To Follow IF Taking Antibiotics
There are many issues associated with the livestock industry ranging from ethical concerns over animal welfare and abuse to the impacts it has on climate change via methane production. One overlooked area however relates to our campaign: the livestock industry is one of the main causes of antibiotic resistance. So we know that increased exposure … More Antibiotic Resistance and the Livestock Industry
If we can no longer kill bacteria using traditional antibiotics then what can we do? Due to the increasing ineffectiveness of antibiotics researchers have been asking themselves this very question and the new treatments they have proposed are fascinating. Lets take a look: Predatory Bacteria Fight fire with fire, is what this strategy suggests. Some bacteria, … More Alternatives to Antibiotics Part 2: Alternative Treatments
In our previous post which you can read here we discussed the lack of new antibiotics being developed, it makes sense then that we should prolong the usefulness and effectiveness of our existing antibiotics by only using them when absolutely needed. So what is the best way of avoiding the need to use antibiotics? Well … More Alternatives to Antibiotics Part 1: Prevention of Illness
In our previous post which you can (and should) read here we talked about the history of antibiotics, included in that post was a table detailing the introduction of new antibiotics, you may have noticed not that many being introduced in the last decade. Now that table of course was simplified to the major antibiotics over a … More Where are the new antibiotics?
Possibly the most concerning thing about the increasing ineffectiveness of certain antibiotics against bacteria, is the realisation that antibiotics as a whole are a relatively recent development in medical science. The earliest antibiotics were developed less than 100 years ago, which is an incredibly recent period in the history of humanity. In this article I … More A Brief History of Antibiotics
Hello everyone, hope all is well. Antibiotic resistance remains one of the most concerning health issues the world faces, the amount and variety of resistant bacteria continues to grow and health professionals are concerned about the future effectiveness of the antibiotics we take for granted. We should be concerned too. I want to begin this … More An Introduction to Antibiotic Resistance