Home > Medical > Meds and you > News News All sections in Meds and You » Antibiotics » Generics » Inside the Lab » Medication » News » Using Medicines New superbug resistant to last-line antibiotics Scientists warned of the 'epidemic potential' of deadly and fast-spreading bacteria resistant to last-line antibiotics. Seven hard facts about antibiotics we all need to swallow Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria mutate and cause certain medications to become ineffective in preventing bacterial infections. Here are 7 hard facts about antibiotics. 'Dangerously high' antibiotic resistance levels worldwide The WHO is alarmed at the results of a worldwide study showing that misconceptions about the threat of antibiotic resistance are widespread. Ask Addictions Expert » Test Using the wrong pills? » Quiz Addicted to pills? » Join Body Talk » Medical history Medicines that changed history How medication errors occur in almost half of all operations Medication errors are extremely common during surgery with new research suggesting that almost half of all operations involved mistakes with medication. Antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' threatens US cities Seven US metropolitan areas are experiencing higher-than-expected levels of CRE, an antibiotic-resistant bacterium. Antipsychotics prescribed for inappropriate conditions A worrying trend in the USA is that antipsychotic medications are being prescribed for conditions like ADHD and depression. Patients tend to listen to female doctors more Patients are more likely to take advice about nutrition and exercise from female rather than male physicians. Finding cures for diseases can take up to a century New treatments for diseases depend upon a broad base of scientific knowledge plus special contributions from exceptional scientists, and usually take a long time to develop. Steroids may speed up pneumonia recovery A review suggests that pneumonia patients treated with corticosteroids recover more quickly than patients who don't receive corticosteroids. Will over-the-counter medication really help? We like to believe that there’s a pill for every pain. But many of the over-the-counter medicines we reach for to treat a cold, cough, heartburn or pain simply do not work. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge Fit starts now with MRP Sport Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Is your lifestyle harming your liver?