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Superbugs
Opinion  /  Published 18.12.19

The rise of the superbacteria

Meredith Littlejohn, a young student full of hope, battled and survived acute myeloid leukemia only to lose her life to Pseudomonas, an antibiotic-resistant infection. Antibiotic resistance causes 7,...
By Maliha Ahmed and Hsien-Cheng in

Health  /  Published 26.11.19

Superbugs at bay

Before 1928, the year penicillin was accidentally discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming, there were no antibiotics. If you developed an infection, you had to be robust enough to survive and overcome it...
By Dr Gita Mathai in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 18.06.19

Resistance to antibiotics deserves attention

There are no quick fixes in medicine. But between this theory and its practice falls the shadow of antibiotics. Widely — and mistakenly — considered as a panacea for all ills, antibiotics are pres...
By The Editorial Board in

Science  /  Published 06.12.18

Deadly superbug rears head in India

Doctors have documented for the first time in India a rare but exceedingly dangerous strain of bacteria that can cause severe and untreatable infections even in healthy persons — a multi-drug-resist...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.18

Superbugs exhibition to come to Calcutta

Untreatable superbugs kill 700,000 people every year. The figure will reach 10 million by 2050, overtaking cancer as a cause of death, according to estimates. Antibiotic resistance threatens to render...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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