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Drug Resistance Articles


Malaria resistance spreads across Asia

10th April 2012

Experts warn that artemisinin based therapies may lose their effectiveness, sparking a public health disaster.

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WHO warns antibiotics now in crisis

13th March 2012

WHO warns of a global crisis in antibiotics.

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New drug-resistant TB found in India

17th January 2012

Drug-resistant strains of TB have been reported for the first time in India.

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Doctors give out too many antibiotics

17th January 2012

US doctors are found to give unnecessary antibiotics to people for small amounts of urinary bacteria.

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Asian children show HIV drug resistance

6th December 2011

Studies show many clinics are treating children with adult doses of older antiretrovirals.

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New strain of gonorrhoea is drug resistant

12th July 2011

Research shows gonorrhoea strain has become resistant to antibiotics.

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Superbugs swap resistance genes

16th December 2010

Superbugs pass on a string of genetic material which code for an enzyme that eats antibiotics for lunch.

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Some tumours resistant to Pfizer drug

29th October 2010

Researchers suggest a promising cancer pill could help 5% of lung cancer patients but may be vunerable to resistant tumours.

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Superbug found in China

26th October 2010

Officials are warning hospitals and clinics to be on high alert for the multi-drug resistant NDM-1.

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Malaria discovery

11th October 2010

Researchers in Edinburgh have discovered a gene which helps malaria parasite develop drug resistance.

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