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Articles : Prudent use of antibiotics

A body full of life: article by Kim Verhaeghe»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2012 for Belgium

This article provides a thorough explanation of the importance of bacteria and how the overuse of antibiotics and an overly hygienic lifestyle are pushing some of our smallest inhabitants to extinction

When the drugs don't work, by Ben Hirschler and Kate Kelland»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winners 2011 for United Kingdom and 1st Prize winners

David Livermore is in a race against evolution. In his north London lab, he holds up an evil-smelling culture plate smeared with bacteria. This creamyyellow growth is the enemy: a new strain of germs resistant to the most powerful antibiotics yet devised by humankind.

Bacteria challenge prostate patients, by Anna Larsson»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for Sweden

In Sweden, the risk of being contaminated with bacteria resistant to most forms of antibiotics has so far been low, in comparison with the situation in many other countries. But with increasing use of antibiotics, more and more families of bacteria are resistant to the very thing that has saved so many lives over the past sixty years.

The end of antibiotics, by Monika Poskaityte»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for Lithuania

Earlier this year, in May, a genetic mutation in the Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacterium made it resistant to antimicrobial treatment and caused panic all over Europe: shoppers steered clear of Spanish cucumbers and extreme panic led some people cut all vegetables from their diet.

Losing the superbug war, by Gary Finnegan»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2011 for Ireland

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing source of misery but there is no incentive to develop new antibiotics.

Resistant bacteria considered as great a threat as climate change, by Marianne Hedenbro»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Sweden

This article on antibiotic resistance handles an abstract and, for many Swedes, a still unknown subject, in an exemplary manner.

A healthy deal, by Paweł Walewski»pdf
EU Health Prize for Journalists, National winner 2009 for Poland

This article raises very important issues on the use of antibiotics as a first choice medicine.

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