Superbugs "will send the health service back to 19th century": Even routine surgery could become deadly, warns top medical adviser

Superbugs 'will send the health service back to 19th century': Even routine surgery could become deadly, warns top medical adviserDame Sally Davies warns over timebomb over antibiotic resistanceGPs will be ordered to prescribe fewer antibioticsDrug-resistant E-Coli could be responsible for 2,500 deathsCases of multidrug resistant tuberculosis rising .

Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs? Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood

Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood Scientists find that substance produced by pandas killed bacteria in less than an hour, while other antibiotics took more than six hoursPlans to develop the antibiotic either as a new drug to fight superbugs or as an antiseptic for cleaning surfaces and utensils | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 31 December 2012 Scientists have discovered a powerful antibiotic in the blood stream of giant pandas that can destroy fungi and bacteria.

Gonorrhoea cases jump by 25% in one year as government "safe sex" campaign is criticised

Gonorrhoea cases jump by 25% in one year as government 'safe sex' campaign is criticised There were almost 21,000 new cases of the disease in 2011, up from just under 17,000 in the preceding year | UPDATED: 12:59 GMT, 12 September 2012 The government's campaign to persuade teenagers to have 'safe sex' has today been criticised after it emerged that new diagnoses of gonorrhoea have jumped by 25 per cent in one year.

Scientists close to creating single-dose cure for all strains of malaria

Scientists close to creating single-dose cure for all strains of malaria Compound cured animals infected with resistant malaria parasites New treatment should enter clinical trials in 2013Malaria killed 655,000 people in 2010 | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 31 August 2012 Scientists believe they are close to creating a single-dose cure for all strains of malaria.

Treatment could halt spread of resistant TB as drug kills 99% of patient"s bacteria in two weeks

Drug cocktail could halt spread of resistant TB as it kills 99% of patient's bacteria in two weeks In some countries one in four people with TB has a form that can no longer be treated with standard drug cocktails | UPDATED: 08:06 GMT, 24 July 2012 Scientists have successfully tested a new drug treatment for tuberculosis which could be an effective weapon against increasingly resistant forms of the disease.

City hospitals "breed and spread MRSA" across the country

Big city hospitals 'breed and spread MRSA across the country' Genetic evidence suggests MRSA is transferred via patients from city hospitals to smaller regional hospitals | UPDATED: 08:45 GMT, 15 May 2012 Hospitals in large cities act as breeding grounds for the superbug MRSA before it spreads out across the country, a study has revealed.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in ancient cave could create new drugs

Discovery of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in ancient cave could lead to cure for superbugs Bugs hidden from outside world for four million yearsResistance believed to be result of over use of drugs But this discovery shows it is 'hard-wired' in nature | UPDATED: 08:31 GMT, 12 April 2012 Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cut off from the outside world for more than four million years have been found in a deep cave.

Suddenly that holiday kiss from grandma becomes a lot more terrifying: Deadly MRSA bacteria may be lurking on dirty dentures, claim scientists

Deadly MRSA bacteria could be lurking on grandma's DENTURES, say scientists | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 7 April 2012 Scientists have warned false teeth could be infected with killer bugs like MRSA – and have advised wearers to microwave them.