Doom is not winning over the public in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. To get critical buy-in, it’s time to reframe the conversation, according to a new Wellcome Trust report.   People respond best when AMR is presented as a pressing, yet solvable, issue that “…

Long-term care facilities play a growing role in the health care landscape as severely ill patients live longer. They also provide a dangerous channel for superbugs to reach hospitals.   Drug-resistant germs like Candida auris thrive in understaffed skilled nursing…

The dreaded “superbug yeast” Candida auris moves quickly between people and somehow survives on plastic and steel surfaces.   Slated for “pandemic potential,” it has already wreaked havoc in hospitals across the globe, reaching 30 countries across 6 continents.  …

It’s the year 2040, and medicine isn’t what it used to be. In this imagined scenario:

The WHO announced a new campaign yesterday that doubles down on the “invisible pandemic” of antimicrobial resistance, urging countries to adopt its new digital tool to expedite the process.

“Don’t wait for Pig Zero,” touted the drugmaker Elanco, encouraging farmers to liberally distribute antibiotics to herds as a preventive measure that also fattens up livestock.   It’s the opposite of the message health officials want to send. The FDA prohibits the fattening…

The rivers of the world are laced with antibiotics—giving bacteria ample opportunity to develop resistance to the lifesaving medications, according to a major new study presented in Helsinki. 65% of 711 sites tested contained antibiotics, which seep into rivers via human…

Modern medicine is facing the convergence of 2 major problems: the rise of antibiotic resistance and the fall of efforts to find badly needed replacements, write Allan Coukell and Helen W. Boucher. In 2018 alone, 3 Big Pharma firms halted antibiotics R&D; others have…

Drug-resistant bacteria are all over the news, but fungi are quickly—and quietly—threatening global health. Take Candida auris. More than 90% of C. auris infections have resistance to at least 1 drug, according to the CDC. From a Venezuelan neonatal unit to an…

For clues to map antibiotic resistance, sewers snagged the spotlight, a new study in ScienceAdvances demonstrates.