# antibiotics - Friday 3 March, 2017
Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.
# antibiotics - Sunday 13 November, 2016
Pharmacists have issued a warning about misuse.
Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.
# antibiotics - Friday 27 May, 2016
Superbugs can be deadly, but not in all cases.
# antibiotics - Thursday 19 May, 2016
The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.
# antibiotics - Thursday 3 December, 2015
Drug resistant bacteria is recognised worldwide as one of the biggest potential threats to human health
# antibiotics - Thursday 19 November, 2015
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
“It’s sort of like a lottery, but it’s going to save humanity at the same time.”
# antibiotics - Wednesday 20 May, 2015
An Irish MEP has proposed that the use of the antibiotics without prescription be banned.
# antibiotics - Wednesday 25 March, 2015
That’s the opposite of what they’re going for.
# antibiotics - Thursday 8 January, 2015
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And it could be just start of the discovery of dozens of new antibiotics.
# antibiotics - Thursday 3 July, 2014
Researchers found that one in five people taking anti-depressants reported drinking heavily.
# antibiotics - Thursday 15 May, 2014
The study also found that there is no link between babies using antibiotics and the development of allergies.
# antibiotics - Thursday 1 May, 2014
A warning has been issued this morning that the misuse of the drugs is leading to the rise of superbugs.
The UN health agency said the problem was becoming a global emergency.
# antibiotics - Friday 22 November, 2013
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
Experts have called on global healthcare systems to take action in key areas.
# antibiotics - Wednesday 8 May, 2013
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
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
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# antibiotics - Wednesday 21 November, 2012
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
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
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
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
There are visiting restrictions at Limerick’s Mid Western Regional Hospital following the outbreak of a antibiotic-resistant bacterium.