Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when certain microbes, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, evolve over time and no longer respond to antimicrobial medicines.(1) As a result, infections can persist in the body, increasing the risk of spread to
Introduction: A diverse gut microbiome has been found to play an integral role in regulating host health and homeostasis, including immune regulation. Conversely, an imbalanced or ‘dysbiotic’ gut microbiome has been associated with various disease pathogenesis, including respiratory tract infections. (1) Within
The introduction of plastics has provided us with many conveniences over the decades, but not without consequences as new research shows. The increased production and usage of plastics has inevitably resulted in increased exposure, for humans and wider ecosystems.