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Antibiotics tied to higher kidney stone risk – UPI.com

SUNDAY, May 13, 2018 — If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones might be developing. “We found that five classes of commonly prescribed antibiotics were associated with an increased risk of kidney stones,” explained …

The Plan to Avert Our Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse – The Atlantic

A new report estimates that by 2050, will kill one person every three seconds, unless the world’s governments take drastic steps now. Under instructions from U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, economist Jim O’Neill has spent the last two years looking into the problem of drug-resistant infections—bacteria and other microbes that …

When the drugs don’t work | The Economist

How to combat the dangerous rise of  SOME people describe Darwinian evolution as “only a theory”. Try explaining that to the friends and relatives of the 700,000 people killed each year by drug-resistant infections. Resistance to antimicrobial medicines, such as antibiotics and antimalarials, is caused by the survival of the …