Doctors Are Still Putting Us at Risk of Superbugs with Too Many Antibiotics
Doctors are prescribing antiobiotics in situations where they aren’t needed or for unclear reasons, when there is a very clear downside to doing so.
What It Means for Your Sex Life Now That the Worst-Ever Cases of Super Gonorrhea Are Here
Doctors in the United Kingdom and Australia have identified three cases of gonorrhoea that are immune to both of the standard antibiotic treatments.
Watch Our HBO Episode About the Search for Powerful Anti-Bacterial Compounds in the Jungle
In this episode from season three of our HBO show, we tagged along as scientists searched the jungles for new life-saving drugs. Then, we went to Indonesia to investigate the unfortunate realities of the palm oil boom.
Our Most Potent Antibiotics No Longer Work
A drug called colostin used to be our last line of defense. But researchers have found bacteria in China that's colistin-resistant, and they're certain it will spread.