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

Jeremy Laurance: The antibiotic era has put millions of lives at risk

When bacteria find a way around our defences, we should start to worry

Antibiotics that reduce gut bacteria linked to obesity

Scientists believe that the widespread use of antibiotics may be playing a significant role in exacerbating the obesity epidemic.

Tests on immigrants 'miss most TB'

Screening procedures for tuberculosis in immigrants in the UK are missing the majority of cases, new research has revealed.

Superbugs may have found their match in manuka bees

Manuka honey, the premium product found on fashionable breakfast tables, could play a role in the battle against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists reported yesterday.

'Lyme disease nearly made me come indoors,' says Ray Mears

Survival guru highlights tick-borne diseases

Deadly Delhi superbug poses risk to antibiotic treatment worldwide

An estimated 500,000 people in Delhi are carrying bacteria highly resistant to antibiotics acquired from drinking water, say researchers.

Pupils to get antibiotics after meningitis death

Around 500 pupils at a school in Cornwall are to be given antibiotics after a young girl died from meningitis and another pupil was admitted to hospital with a suspected case of the disease.

Aaron Lennon contradicts Harry Redknapp's illness claim

It’s the name that is going to be attached to the team selected from the best overseas players in Super League that will play England on June 10.

TB:'I was a medical mystery'

For months, fitness trainer Imla Hazaiah struggled with a crippling illness. Doctors diagnosed flu – then terminal cancer. But the reality was something much rarer

Star shows no sign of waning on home front

The only precedent is his own. Two years ago, Kauto Star became the first horse ever to retrieve the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Today he must not only do it all over again, having taken a harrowing fall behind Imperial Commander in last year's race, but also win back those whose loss of faith has so vexed his trainer, Paul Nicholls.

Ailing Routledge delivers the right tonic for QPR

Queen's Park Rangers 1 Leicester City 0

King weathers the dark storm to find Licht at end of tunnel

It wouldn't be long before another squall came blasting through the hunched grey hills, but Alan King could comfort himself that the low, roiling clouds would soon be chased away. There were times, last season, when his horses seemed to be escorted everywhere by their own, private cumulonimbus. Yesterday, however, he could stand on an outcrop of the Wiltshire Downs and watch them bounding towards him with a common glow of vitality.

Zsa Zsa Gabor released from hospital

Zsa Zsa Gabor was released from hospital yesterday so she could celebrate her 94th birthday at home.

New superbug strain affects youing and healthy

A new strain of the superbug MRSA has been detected on the Isle of Man, said health bosses.

Lily Allen's illness reveals danger of blood poisoning

Lily Allen’s hospitalisation with septicaemia has focused attention on a little understood but potentially fatal condition which affects thousands of people every year.

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