Pfizer sees promising results from antibiotic combo for superbug infections
Deaths from antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been on the rise globally, prompting calls for the development of newer treatments as resistance to older antibiotics grows.
‘Silent pandemic’: Antimicrobial resistance a growing threat to Canadians, experts say
A rising threat of superbugs, caused by antimicrobial resistance, has become a 'silent pandemic' contributing to thousands of deaths every year in Canada, experts say.
Nov 30, 2022
Antibiotic resistant bacteria can spread in an unexpected way — through clouds
The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has made it increasingly challenging to effectively treat a growing number of bacterial infections.
How antibiotic resistance has an impact on future diseases
Ten million deaths per year by 2050 related to antimicrobial resistance — that’s what a large British study, conducted in 2014, predicts if the current trend continues.
Jan 25, 2021
Antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ killed over 1.2M globally in one year: study
WHO officials said in a statement that the new study ``clearly demonstrates the existential threat'' that drug-resistant germs pose.
Jan 20, 2022
How superbugs and antibiotic resistance will make common medical procedures harder
Giving patients antibiotics is standard care before many operations and medical procedures, experts say. So what happens if they no longer work as well?
Nov 17, 2019
Canadian researchers to lead response against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Dr. Suzanne Hindmarch, a UNB political scientist, will lead a team of mostly Indigenous researchers to investigate antimicrobial resistance and its effect on Indigenous communities.
Mar 16, 2018
How Canada ‘dropped the ball’ on drug-resistant infections
Antimicrobial resistance has been growing worldwide, and critics say Canada isn't prepared. This has already had deadly results.
Jun 25, 2018
What to do when antibiotics fail? One possible treatment comes from century ago
Originally used to treat dysentery in the early 20th century, bacteriophages come in different varities that target a different bacterial strain
Feb 26, 2019
Urinary tract infections don’t always respond to antibiotics anymore, thanks to drug resistance
As bacteria become resistant to drugs, doctors have to find new ways to fight infections like UTIs.
Jul 21, 2019
CDC estimates antibiotic-resistant infections kill 35,000 Americans per year
Nearly twice as many people are dying from drug-resistant infections as previously thought, U.S. officials said in a new report.
Nov 14, 2019
Drug resistance has spread worldwide, new antibiotics needed: WHO
Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, a WHO report warns.
Apr 30, 2014
Antibiotic resistant UTIs are on the rise. Here’s what you need to know
A recent report from the World Health Organization unveiled staggering findings.
May 25, 2018
Here’s why maggots could be key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs
Researchers in Britain say maggots could be used to fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Oct 18, 2016
Visits suspended at N.B. hospital unit due to antibiotic-resistant infection
All visits are temporarily suspended for the internal medicine and telemetry unit at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton, N.B. amid an outbreak of VRE.
Nov 30, 2022
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in squid sold in Canadian grocery store
It was found during a routine test of seafood in a grocery store: squid carrying antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Jun 12, 2014
How superbugs are threatening Canada and the world
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths annually. How is it that these "superbugs" are winning the battle?
Sep 21, 2016
Farmers fear losses if they aren’t allowed to use antibiotics on livestock
In some countries, farm animals consume more antibiotics than people, which contributes to antibiotic resistance.
Jun 27, 2018