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John Weldon gave his ex-girlfriend a drug he believed would cause her to miscarry

Leading article: Antibiotics, expensive and harmful

"Stop taking the tablets" is not a message often heard in medical circles.

Letters: Antibiotic-resistant infections

How to halt march of the superbugs

Jeremy Laurance: The cure-all is in danger of becoming a cure-nothing

Doctors have been warning for decades about the growth of antibiotic resistance and the dangers of overusing the drugs, yet the world been deaf to their entreaties.

Police 'panicked' into arrest over hospital deaths

Solicitor of freed nurse claims that over-the-top coverage of Stockport case led to hasty decisions

<i>IoS</i> letters, emails &amp; online postings (17 July 2011)

Please, Janet Street-Porter, don't include my family, friends, colleagues and neighbours in the collective "we" ("The News of the World habit was as addictive as crack", 10 July). Some of us have gardens to maintain, meals to cook and shirts to iron for Monday – in other words, a life of our own.

Drug-resistant STD prompts global warning

A prostitute in Japan who developed a strain of drug-resistant gonorrhoea in her throat has triggered a worldwide alert about the spread of untreatable sexually transmitted diseases.

World economy set to face more frequent shocks

In an updated and expanded version of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has identified five "global shocks" that will destabilise the world economy with increasing frequency in coming years.

Letters: Intensive farming methods

Use of drugs in farming puts human health at risk

Vets urge ban on adverts for antibiotics to farmers

Britain's vets called yesterday for a ban on the advertising of antibiotics to farmers to curb their overuse which is fuelling the growth of lethal strains of bacteria.

Letters: Public-sector pensions

Stop bashing the workers

Jeremy Laurance: The world cannot afford to ignore this biological menace

There are two ways to launch a biological assault on the human race. The first is to evolve a lethal bacterium or virus against which we have no defence. The Aids, Ebola and Hanta viruses are examples.

Intensive farming and market forces blamed for reckless practices

Intensified farming can create the perfect conditions for disease to spread and for animals to become more susceptible to illness, campaigners warn.

MRSA 'superbug' is found in British milk

A new strain of MRSA has been discovered in British milk, scientists report today.

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Ashes 2015: England show the mettle to strike back hard in third Test

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