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"We have put substantial efforts to stop its rise, but this is not enough."
Imagine a not-too-distant future where the survival of mankind hangs in the balance because modern medicine's frontline defenders -- antibiotics -- are being outsmarted by deadly microscopic enemies. I'm talking about the emergence of so-called "superbugs." They're real, they exist, and if you eat non-organic chicken, then you're all the more at risk.
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There's a grim life or death struggle taking place in the Pacific Northwest, where most of Canada's salmon lives. Mounting scientific research paints a disturbing picture: Farmed salmon are threatening the very survival of their wild counterparts.
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"Once they start moving around, then it becomes very, very challenging to contain."
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The doctor said my mother was "colonized" by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The bacteria didn't actually make her sick, but the doctor said the germs might spread to other patients. It seemed to be a lot of fuss over nothing. Did the hospital overreact?
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New reports of superbugs like MRSA and C. Difficile being rife in hotel rooms could scare you away from travelling altogether. What a shame! Should you be worried? Or are there ways you can protect yourself?