antibiotics

Do some antibiotics really double the risk of miscarriage?

Some common types of antibiotic may double the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, according to research at the University…

Meet our unlikely new ally in the battle against lethal bacteria

A molecule found in the blood of Komodo dragons can help to heal infected wounds, according to research at George…

bowel cancer

Two months on antibiotics may raise your risk of bowel cancer

Long-term antibiotic users are more likely to develop adenomas, or bowel polyps, a common and usually benign growth that can…

A global wake-up call: common antibiotics are failing in up to half of all children

The most common antibiotics are failing in up to half of children, a study published in the British Medical Journal…

Scarlet fever has reached a 49-year peak. Here, antibiotics are the saviour, not the villain

The number of scarlet fever cases in 2015 were higher than in any other year since 1967, according to a…

Antibiotic resistance could ‘finish’ modern medicine – so don’t push the GP for those pills

Research published by the Wellcome Trust has found that most people, if they have heard of antibiotic resistance at all,…