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'Antibacterial' chemical in toothpaste could strengthen bacteria
New research finds that triclosan, a compound that is in many consumer products, could make the bacteria it is supposed to kill stronger. (Medical News Today)

Bacteria living on insects could provide new antibiotics
Insects harbor bacteria that protect them from infection. Tapping this source could yield new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of drug resistance. (Medical News Today)

Are we 'approaching an era where no antibiotics work?'
Dangerous, antibiotic-resistant bacteria present in remote Arctic soil indicate that superbugs have become a truly serious global threat, researchers warn. (Medical News Today)

1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed
Records of 19.2 million privately insured people show that 23.2 percent of antibiotic prescription fills in the United States in 2016 were inappropriate. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistance: Old Irish 'soil cure' tackles major superbugs
Newly identified bacteria in Irish soil long used in folk medicine stops growth of MRSA and three other superbugs behind antibiotic-resistant infections. (Medical News Today)

Natural antibiotic strips bacteria of their defenses
New research finds that an antibiotic derived from the spined soldier bug is effective against Escherichia coli and many other drug-resistant bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Drug resistance: Does antibiotic use in animals affect human health?
How does antibiotic use in animals affect drug resistance in humans? What role do intensive farming practices have in this dynamic? We investigate. (Medical News Today)

'Simple modification' could help antibiotics overcome resistance
A simple way of linking vancomycin to an antimicrobial peptide led to a fivefold increase in the antibiotic's power against an infectious bacterium. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs
A combination of antibiotics and probiotics has successfully wiped out MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa — two drug resistant bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistance: Breakthrough study offers solution
Mice treated with small molecules that stop bacteria forming toxins survived MRSA infection without the need for antibiotics, study found. (Medical News Today)

The probiotic that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus are highly resistant to antibiotics and can be deadly. New research shows that a probiotic can destroy them. (Medical News Today)

Drug resistance: 'Trojan horse' compound kills bacteria from within
Researchers have found a way to 'trick' bacteria into eating a compound that is similar to iron and destroys the microbes from the inside. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistance: 8,000 new drug combinations are effective
A new study shows that, contrary to general belief in the medical community, a combination of four or more antibiotics can effectively kill bacteria. (Medical News Today)

What to know about MRSA in children
MRSA is a potentially serious bacterial infection. Children and toddlers can pick up MRSA from other kids, usually when the bacteria enter a cut or scrape. In this article, learn how to identify a MRSA infection in a child, what to do next, and how to prevent the infection from spreading. (Medical News Today)

New antibiotic found in common weed
Researchers have found a new type of antibiotic on the leaf of a common weed and suggest that this little-explored ecosystem could yield many new drugs. (Medical News Today)

'Game-changing' antibiotic can kill off superbugs
The antibiotic teixobactin may succeed where others have failed; a synthetic version of it clears an infection with a drug-resistant superbug in mice. (Medical News Today)

Drug resistance: Could these onions help us win the war?
Researchers find that compounds from a species of onion can kill the tuberculosis bacterium. Could this be the key to combatting drug resistance? (Medical News Today)

Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic
Clostridium difficile infections are on the rise, and they now routinely kill thousands of people every year. Find out which food additive is to blame. (Medical News Today)

Metformin may prevent multidrug-resistant breast cancer
Type 2 diabetes drug metformin has been found to inhibit and reverse the development of multidrug resistance in vitro in breast cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

What causes antibiotic resistance?
Resistance to antibiotics kills more than 20,000 people in the U.S. each year. But how do bugs become resistant to drugs that once worked so well? (Medical News Today)

Drug resistance: WHO report 'serious lack of new antibiotics'
A new report from the WHO reveals that the current scope of new antibiotic development is far from what is needed to tackle drug resistance. (Medical News Today)

Antibacterial combination could fight drug-resistant tuberculosis
Ceftazidime-avibactam has potent sterilizing activity against highly drug-resistant tuberculosis. (Medical News Today)

PATHWAY-2 uncovers main cause of drug-resistant hypertension, finds old drugs work best
Salt retention is the main culprit behind drug-resistant hypertension (RHTN), with older diuretic medications being the most effective treatment, according to new results from the PATHWAY-2 study. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotic resistance rises in 'lonely' mutating microbes
A major study led by The University of Manchester has discovered that so called 'lonely' microbes, those living at low population densities, are more likely to mutate causing higher rates of... (Medical News Today)

New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics. (Medical News Today)

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