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#antibiotic resistance

# antibiotic-resistance - All time

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year
# Record Breaking
# Record Breaking

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Jan 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,600 Views 3 Comments

Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.

'GPs see a lot of coughs at this time of year': HSE warns people off antibiotics to treat coughs
# Coughs And Sneezes
# Coughs And Sneezes

'GPs see a lot of coughs at this time of year': HSE warns people off antibiotics to treat coughs

Jan 2nd 2020, 3:31 PM 24,220 Views 29 Comments

The HSE is reminding people that most coughs should not be treated with antibiotics.

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

Nov 22nd 2019, 5:00 PM 9,043 Views 9 Comments

It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.

Opinion: 'Antibiotics don't work for colds, coughs, sore throats or sinus infections'
# Antibiotic Resistance
# Antibiotic Resistance

Opinion: 'Antibiotics don't work for colds, coughs, sore throats or sinus infections'

Sep 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,599 Views 55 Comments

We are taking more antibiotics than ever before at a time when antibiotic resistance is increasing and not enough new antibiotics are being developed, writes Daragh Connolly.

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course
# New Research
# New Research

Patients should be advised 'to stop treatment when they feel better' instead of full antibiotics course

Jul 27th 2017, 12:35 PM 16,703 Views 21 Comments

Taking the full course doesn’t combat antibiotic resistance, according to a paper in the BMJ.

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Jul 23rd 2017, 10:30 AM 13,181 Views 39 Comments

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

Opinion: 'Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health'
# Post-antibiotic World?
# Post-antibiotic World?

Opinion: 'Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health'

Jul 12th 2017, 6:15 AM 7,727 Views 14 Comments

Unless we take immediate action, we will soon enter a post-antibiotic world, writes Dearbhla Lenehan.

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 11,921 Views 41 Comments

Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.