Paper in the journal Science says urgent action must be taken to reduce the rise in deadly drug-resistant bacteria
Scientists believe that treating livestock with antibiotics will lead to a rise in drug-resistant superbug infections that is said to have killed at least 23,000 Americans a year
Campaigners expressed mixed feelings about the prospect of the marketing
Many different kinds of primate appear to self-medicate – and for a variety of conditions and reasons. Sophia Daoudi asks if humans should also consider chimplants
Exclusive: Former Goldman Sachs chief says the danger to human health from antibiotic resistance is ‘a much more troubling train wreck’ than the financial crash of 2008
Research suggests pig factories may heavily use antibiotics on pigs as they often feature overcrowding which can lead to animals biting each other and subsequently spreading infection through their wounds. Many animals also have poor immune systems as they are taken from their mother while still suckling
The development of penicillin saw cases of the disease plummet, but some places proved 'more resilient' than others
George Osborne says the cost of doing nothing is 'too great'
The newly-discovered gene was found in a hospital patient and samples of ground beef in Canada
The strains carry a gene named mcr-1, which can spread rapidly between species, potentially leading to a super-resistant epidemic
Sometimes a pill can't fix us – we need long term treatment for our physical and mental health needs
Overuse of antibiotics has resulted in the evolution of new strains of immune bacteria
More people suffered a 'significant antibiotic-resistant infection' – both in hospitals and the community – between 2010 and 2014
John Weldon gave his ex-girlfriend a drug he believed would cause her to miscarry
‘Friendly’ black Labrador Gwen did not fight back because she was working and in her harness at the time
A hospital trust has apologised after a surgical glove was left inside a patient following an operation.