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#antibiotic resistance

# antibiotic-resistance - Friday 17 January, 2020

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

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

# antibiotic-resistance - Thursday 2 January, 2020

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

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

# antibiotic-resistance - Friday 22 November, 2019

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

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

# antibiotic-resistance - Thursday 28 September, 2017

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

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.

# antibiotic-resistance - Thursday 27 July, 2017

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

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

# antibiotic-resistance - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

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

# antibiotic-resistance - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

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

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

# antibiotic-resistance - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance Superbugs This post contains videos

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

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