WHO warns outbreak of flu-like illness could circulate in 36 hours, kill 80m people
A flu-like illness could travel around the world in 36 hours and kill 80million people, experts have warned. A century ago the Spanish flu pandemic infected a third of the world’s population and killed 50million people.
Wasp venom validated to combat antibiotic resistance
The fear of being stung by a wasp is a phobia for many. But scientists have discovered the stripey pests may help combat the antibiotic resistance crisis - and not just a pose a threat to your picnic.
Common disinfectant found in soap, toothpaste could be causing antibiotic resistance
A common ingredient of soap and toothpaste could be causing antibiotic resistance and fuelling the spread of superbugs, according to new research.Researchers found that triclosan, a chemical found in soap, toothpaste and cleaning products, could be making bacteria more immune to antibiotics.