Drug resistance

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    Video caption: Interactive games are being used to help combat superbugs

    The interactive consoles at Southampton General Hospital encourage good hygiene to reduce the use of antibiotics.

  2. Rivers around the world contain dangerous levels of antibiotics

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    Video caption: A new study has found the highest levels in Kenya, Ghana and Bangladesh
  3. By Conor Macauley

    BBC NI Agriculture & Environment Correspondent

    Petri dish with bacteria

    It aims to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance, where superbugs become immune to the drugs.

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    Video caption: Malawi's antibiotics crisis: Why the drugs don't work for some

    In Malawi, doctors say resistance to antibiotics is making their work increasingly difficult.

  6. Diagnosis device 'could halve antibiotic use'

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    A Plymouth scientist is developing a test to help doctors decide whether a patient really needs antibiotics.

    Microbiologist Dr Tina Joshi is working on a device to speed up the diagnosis time for bugs and recommend treatments.

    She says it could halve the number of antibiotics being prescribed.

    Antibiotic tablet

    When antibiotics were introduced in the 1940s, they were hailed as a "wonder drug".

    But there are major concerns that over-prescription has led to increasing resistance to treatments.

    Dr Joshi says in the last 70 years there have been no changes in diagnosis techniques...

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    Video caption: Dr Joshi says her device could help doctors prescribing antibiotics

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