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Antibiotics

Statistics might save us from resistant bacteria

Researchers have found a new method to develop antibiotics that are tailored to kill multi-resistant bacteria.

New allergy test promises safer antibiotic use

Allergies to antibiotics are the most common form of medication allergies and, in the worst cases, can result in anaphylaxis and death. Sintef is participating in the development of a new allergy test that will make it easier to provide patients with safe and correct treatments.

Single treatment with antibiotics wreaks havoc on your gut bacteria

Antibiotics have a hard time with multiresistant bacteria, but will easily kill off the healthy bacteria in your gut.

Curbing antibiotic usage requires stronger grip on doctors

Computerised constraints on the writing of prescriptions for antibiotics are needed in hospitals and in general practices, asserts Norwegian chief physician.

Researchers are testing new method against antibiotic resistant bacteria

Norwegian researchers are experimenting with a new compound that could disarm multi-resistant bacteria.

Norway fights back against superbugs

A new national strategy on antimicrobial resistance aims to cut antibiotic use in Norway. But not enough is known about cutting use without compromising treatment, experts say.

Scientists to investigate a strange fungus that attacks millipedes

Little known parasitic fungi will be examined closely for the first time.

How our last weapon against MRSA could easily fail

Treatment with one type of antibiotic can severely decrease effectiveness of other antibiotics.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are everywhere

Nasty superbugs – bacteria resistant to nearly every antibiotic – are not just found in chicken fillets. They can be anywhere, from your kitchen counter to the local creek. There’s no way to know if you're carrying them around inside you, either. Not until you're in trouble.

Fast method for determining antibiotic resistance

Swedish researchers have come up with a new and quick way of determining a bacteria’s susceptibility to antibiotics.

Norwegian study links flu vaccine to narcolepsy risk

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has found an elevated risk of narcolepsy among children and young adults who were vaccinated against the swine flu seven years ago. Some who did not take the vaccine against the pandemic of 2009 also developed this severe sleeping disorder.