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# antibiotics - 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.

# antibiotics - 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.

# antibiotics - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

# antibiotics - Friday 20 April, 2018

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

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'

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

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?

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

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 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.

# antibiotics - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Poll: Do you take antibiotics for a cold? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you take antibiotics for a cold?

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

# antibiotics - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Antibiotics are creating superbugs

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

# antibiotics - Thursday 8 January, 2015

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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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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