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  1. News - China

    China Digest, November 2, 2012

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... fire from the accident. The three injured people were taken to hospital. It was unclear how many people were in the car and truck, or whether anyone in the truck was injured. Fewer antibiotics used Community-level hospitals in the city purchased 21.2 per cent fewer antibiotics between April and July compared with the same period last year, while district- and city-level hospitals ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Pill popping up more than a third in 10 years, mostly through overuse, raising fears of rising global vulnerability to drug-resistant bacteria Antibiotic use rising as wealth increases Antibiotic use has surged by 36 per cent worldwide in a decade, much of it unwarranted, reveals a new study. A few countries experiencing economic growth- China, Brazil, Russia, ...

  3. Antibiotic risk for children

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Survey reveals parent ignorance about medication Children are being put at risk because most Hong Kong parents are ignorant about the use of antibiotics, with 60 per cent unfamiliar with the problem of drug resistance, according to a survey by the Paediatric Foundation. Youngsters risked being overdosed with antibiotics or did not finish a full course of treatment, ...

  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientists announce breakthrough in fight against antibiotic resistance

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Breakthrough could help to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance Scientists find new way to killbacteria Scientists have announced an advance in the quest to solve the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, saying they had found a chink in the armour of bacteria cells. A resilient class of germs called Gram-negative bacteria have ...

  5. Drug-resistant superbugs, a legacy of Sars

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Doctors and scientists are fighting the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs after heavy use of strong antibiotics during and after the 2003 Sars outbreak. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung, who helped conduct a pilot antibiotics audit scheme with Queen Mary Hospital, said: 'Some doctors used second-line antibiotics as first defence ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Urgent need for new antibiotics

    Posted May 13th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Urgent need for new antibiotics The world before antibiotics, 70 years ago, could be a dangerous place in which to suffer even common infections or minor injuries. A post-antibiotics era, in which they can no longer be relied upon to save lives, is a real possibility, according to the World Health Organisation. If bacterial resistance to antibiotics continues ...

  7. Negligent patients fuel the rise of the superbug

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee elle.lee@scmp.com The number of patients ignoring instructions when they take antibiotics is causing major concern in Hong Kong as they risk making drug-resistant bugs even more ... vice-president of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists, said: 'We are concerned that patients do not complete their antibiotics courses, which makes the drug resistance problem even worse.' Most ...

  8. Use of last-recourse antibiotics rises as new superbugs emerge

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The use of 'big-gun' antibiotics in public hospitals is rising slowly, even though weaker drugs would have sufficed in 10 per cent of cases, an infectious disease ... antibiotics refer to the strongest category of the infection-fighting drugs, reserved as the last line of defence against superbugs, whose drug resistance has been blamed on the rampant overuse ...

  9. Two antibiotics may be last line of defence against superbugs

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A medical team has recommended two antibiotics for use in Hong Kong as a last resort to counter the spread of drug-resistant superbugs and their mutations. The antibiotics ... to even the most powerful antibiotics. Chinese University microbiology professor Margaret Ip said she thought the two drugs had not been sold in Hong Kong because of a commercial decision ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    US to phase out non-medical use of antibiotics on farms

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 10:21pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles US phasing out non-medical use of crucial drug that is losing its punch Antibiotics ban down on the farm In a major shift of food policy, the US Food and Drug Administration is phasing out the non-medical use of antibiotics on farm animals in an effort to combat growing human resistance. The plan would push livestock and poultry producers ...




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