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Intestinal bacteria can work better than antibiotics

A small Norwegian study suggests that transplanted bowel bacteria may be more effective than antibiotics in treating patients with severe bowel infections.

Indestructible bacteria threaten cancer patients

Cancer patients may die from infections as antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to spread. The Norwegian Cancer Society is now fighting unnecessary antibiotic use.

How breast milk could help prevent the antibiotic apocalypse

OPINION: A Professor from Lund University explains how breast milk can be used to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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.

Danish Viking fortresses were designed to fend off other Vikings

After four years, the excavation of the famous Viking fortress, Borgring, is coming to a close and archaeologists can now describe the fortress in a broader perspective: An anti-Viking defence that allowed the Danish King to forge a new, mobile army.