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#Antibiotics

# antibiotics - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'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 24,213 Views 29 Comments

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

# antibiotics - Friday 22 November, 2019

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 9,033 Views 9 Comments

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

# antibiotics - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Cranberry juice 'doesn't help clear urinary tract infections'
# Antibiotics
# Antibiotics

Cranberry juice 'doesn't help clear urinary tract infections'

May 9th 2018, 2:29 PM 29,847 Views 26 Comments

Put down the glass.

# antibiotics - Friday 20 April, 2018

Man with world's first recorded case of treatment-resistant super-gonorrhoea cured
# England
# England

Man with world's first recorded case of treatment-resistant super-gonorrhoea cured

Apr 20th 2018, 3:36 PM 22,701 Views 37 Comments

Drugs that are normally effective in treating the disease didn’t initially work for this man.

# antibiotics - Thursday 28 September, 2017

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 10,596 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.

# antibiotics - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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 16,699 Views 21 Comments

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

# antibiotics - Sunday 23 July, 2017

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 13,179 Views 39 Comments

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

# antibiotics - Friday 7 July, 2017

Gonorrhoea 'sometimes impossible' to treat due to antibiotic-resistance - WHO
# Superbug
# Superbug

Gonorrhoea 'sometimes impossible' to treat due to antibiotic-resistance - WHO

Jul 7th 2017, 8:10 AM 16,033 Views 9 Comments

An estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea every year.

# antibiotics - Friday 3 March, 2017

'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 11,918 Views 41 Comments

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

# antibiotics - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Poll: Do you take antibiotics for a cold?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you take antibiotics for a cold?

Nov 13th 2016, 9:49 AM 27,861 Views 96 Comments

Pharmacists have issued a warning about misuse.

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Nov 13th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,286 Views 25 Comments

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

# antibiotics - Friday 27 May, 2016

Doctors warn of 'end of the road for antibiotics' as drug-resistant superbug found in the US
# Resistant
# Resistant

Doctors warn of 'end of the road for antibiotics' as drug-resistant superbug found in the US

May 27th 2016, 8:12 AM 25,945 Views 55 Comments

Superbugs can be deadly, but not in all cases.

# antibiotics - Thursday 19 May, 2016

10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics

May 19th 2016, 9:06 AM 9,572 Views 53 Comments

The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.

# antibiotics - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Urgent response' needed to tackle drug-resistant germs in Ireland's food chain
# Mutant Bacteria
# Mutant Bacteria

'Urgent response' needed to tackle drug-resistant germs in Ireland's food chain

Dec 3rd 2015, 2:12 PM 10,737 Views 25 Comments

Drug resistant bacteria is recognised worldwide as one of the biggest potential threats to human health

# antibiotics - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable
# Worrying
# Worrying

'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable

Nov 19th 2015, 7:55 AM 19,577 Views 43 Comments

Scientists say when the gene becomes global it will mean doctors will not be able to treat common diseases like pneumonia.

# antibiotics - Saturday 15 August, 2015

People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil
# Brown Is Beautiful
# Brown Is Beautiful

People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil

Aug 15th 2015, 2:50 PM 22,462 Views 5 Comments

“It’s sort of like a lottery, but it’s going to save humanity at the same time.”

# antibiotics - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Resistance to antibiotics could be causing unnecessary deaths in Ireland
# Marian Harkin
# Marian Harkin

Resistance to antibiotics could be causing unnecessary deaths in Ireland

May 20th 2015, 6:28 PM 10,439 Views 23 Comments

An Irish MEP has proposed that the use of the antibiotics without prescription be banned.

# antibiotics - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Antibiotics are creating superbugs
# Drugs Don't Work
# Drugs Don't Work

Antibiotics are creating superbugs

Mar 25th 2015, 12:00 PM 10,805 Views 40 Comments

That’s the opposite of what they’re going for.

# antibiotics - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Today's top stories in 6 seconds
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Today's top stories in 6 seconds

Jan 8th 2015, 1:00 PM 6,503 Views 1 Comment

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

A new antibiotic could finally turn the tide against superbugs and drug-resistant infections
# MRSA
# MRSA

A new antibiotic could finally turn the tide against superbugs and drug-resistant infections

Jan 8th 2015, 12:02 PM 8,264 Views 21 Comments

And it could be just start of the discovery of dozens of new antibiotics.

# antibiotics - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Study: Irish people on medication still drink alcohol, even when they shouldn't
# Not Good
# Not Good

Study: Irish people on medication still drink alcohol, even when they shouldn't

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:07 AM 10,173 Views 27 Comments

Researchers found that one in five people taking anti-depressants reported drinking heavily.

# antibiotics - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Kids who take antibiotics before their first birthday may be more likely to get asthma
# Research
# Research

Kids who take antibiotics before their first birthday may be more likely to get asthma

May 15th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,393 Views 11 Comments

The study also found that there is no link between babies using antibiotics and the development of allergies.

# antibiotics - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you?

May 1st 2014, 9:31 AM 14,750 Views 62 Comments

A warning has been issued this morning that the misuse of the drugs is leading to the rise of superbugs.

Overuse of antibiotics is giving killer bugs free reign --- WHO
# Resistance
# Resistance

Overuse of antibiotics is giving killer bugs free reign --- WHO

May 1st 2014, 7:45 AM 5,654 Views 32 Comments

The UN health agency said the problem was becoming a global emergency.

# antibiotics - Friday 22 November, 2013

Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs
# Antibiotics
# Antibiotics

Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs

Nov 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,743 Views 32 Comments

A new campaign is being launched today to encourage better practice in relation to antibiotics among both doctors and patients.

# antibiotics - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'
# Medicine
# Medicine

Resistance crisis looms as antibiotics 'handed out like cough sweets'

Nov 17th 2013, 8:00 AM 8,604 Views 28 Comments

Experts have called on global healthcare systems to take action in key areas.

# antibiotics - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Hospital apologises for death of 8-year-old boy
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Hospital apologises for death of 8-year-old boy

May 8th 2013, 1:43 PM 17,470 Views 45 Comments

Richard De Souza presented to the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise with chicken pox in 2011. He was discharged but died 18 hours later.

# antibiotics - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study
# Bacteria
# Bacteria

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study

Jan 2nd 2013, 12:27 PM 7,423 Views 35 Comments

A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.

# antibiotics - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Dec 23rd 2012, 10:30 AM 8,764 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# antibiotics - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists
# Drugs
# Drugs

Taking antibiotics for colds and flu is pointless - pharmacists

Nov 21st 2012, 2:29 PM 6,583 Views 39 Comments

Pharmacists have warned that overuse of antibiotics is a major public health threat – and that we could eventually run out of effective antibiotics.

# antibiotics - Monday 19 November, 2012

One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection
# INFECTIONS
# INFECTIONS

One in 20 patients has hospital acquired infection

Nov 19th 2012, 12:42 PM 4,548 Views 10 Comments

5.2 per cent of patients get infection within two days of admission, after a medical device was inserted or after surgery.

# antibiotics - Thursday 7 June, 2012

WHO warns urgent action needed to prevent spread of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea
# Gonorrhoea
# Gonorrhoea

WHO warns urgent action needed to prevent spread of 'untreatable' gonorrhoea

Jun 7th 2012, 11:12 AM 4,231 Views 9 Comments

The World Health Organisation has warned of the spread of an untreatable strain of gonorrhoea which could potentially effect millions of people.

# antibiotics - Friday 18 November, 2011

HSE wages war on unnecessary antibiotics use
# Antibiotics
# Antibiotics

HSE wages war on unnecessary antibiotics use

Nov 18th 2011, 8:24 AM 1,636 Views 11 Comments

The Health Service Executive is urging people not to take antibiotics when they aren’t necessary – because it can lead to infections and antibiotic resistance.

# antibiotics - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Visiting restrictions remain in place at Limerick hospital
# Health
# Health

Visiting restrictions remain in place at Limerick hospital

Mar 16th 2011, 9:02 PM 1,288 Views 0 Comments

There are visiting restrictions at Limerick’s Mid Western Regional Hospital following the outbreak of a antibiotic-resistant bacterium.