Up to 20% of Australians admitted in hospital say they have a penicillin allergy. But not everyone who thinks they’re allergic to penicillin actually is.
Knowing your penicillin allergy status could make a big difference if you end up in hospital, according to UNSW researchers.
Study reveals substantial drop in antibiotic prescribing following COVID-19 restrictions, but will this practice continue in the post-pandemic era?
Antimicrobial resistance is sometimes called an "epidemic" and some experts predict it will cause 10 million deaths by 2050, but new research puts it into perspective.
By 2050, infections from resistant bacteria will overtake cancer as the leading cause of death globally, writes Alex Broom.
The first major study of golden staph bloodstream infection in Australian children has found higher death rates if the right antibiotic is not used to treat the infection.