Monthly Archive: October 2017

Why is it so difficult to discover new antibiotics?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sources being checked for new antibiotics include the blood of Komodo dragons Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has led to warnings of a future without effective medicines....

Could a protein from intestinal worms lead to a cure for asthma?

Could a protein from intestinal worms lead to a cure for asthma?

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‘I spent my savings rather than wait for the NHS’

‘I spent my savings rather than wait for the NHS’

Hospital services are facing mounting pressure. Staff shortages, rising demand and a squeeze on budgets mean waiting times are rising in many places. And while the health service still sees most patients quickly –...

Household microbes: Friend or foe?

Household microbes: Friend or foe?

Our homes are host to a diverse collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Should we eliminate them, or do they have health benefits? Source link