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GMIT scientists present findings of first Irish survey of students’ awareness of antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

The findings of the first Irish survey of college students’ awareness and knowledge of misuse and abuse of antibiotics were presented to the public at an open lecture in GMIT on Monday November 18, marking European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD). The findings reveal there is a lack of awareness, understanding, and knowledge about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance among this demographic.

Seasonal sniffles

Cold and flu season is in full swing but the HSE is advising that antibiotics will not help to tackle the seasonal sniffles.

New campaign highlights that antibiotics are ineffective for colds and flus

The HSE have launched their annual antibiotic awareness campaign, and the ads are now running on national and local radio stations highlighting the fact that it is pointless taking antibiotics for cold and flus.

AIT coconut oil research causes stir

Medical journals and news sites across the world have been abuzz this week with news of a major scientific discovery at Athlone Institute of Technology, which could help in the fight against tooth decay.

Reduce inappropriate antibiotic use or risk squandering important medical advance, warns consultant

A local expert has warned that unless the public takes steps to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use we risk squandering one of the most important medical advances of the past 100 years.

Only use antibiotics when necessary, urges health chief

A local health specialist is urging people to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use. Otherwise we risk squandering one of the most important medical advances of the past 100 years, he warns.

 

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