Three of the most serious global public health problems we face are: multimorbidity, polypharmacy and antibiotic resistance. Multimorbidity refers to the phenomenon, seen most commonly in the elderly but increasingly in the younger population as well, of people having multiple diseases or conditions at the same time. For example, it is quite common that people with high blood … [Read more...]
A science fiction story with a different ending?
It has been said that science fiction can often predict the future correctly. A dark new comic book written by British filmmaker Sara Kenney and published in the US has recently been launched that explores a world without antibiotics. Here is an excerpt from a recent review published by National Geographic: “In a hospital, a female surgeon snarls at a male supervisor. ‘I’m … [Read more...]