Ep 20: Anti-biotic resistance: viruses to the rescue!

Episode 20 · September 5th, 2019 · 1 hr 1 min

About this Episode

Our friend’s wife got the flu. Conveniently, they found an old half-used antibiotics packet in their cupboard. So they agreed she should take a couple of anti-biotic tablets for a few days just to be on the safe side. Yep. This actually happened. And we’re sure it happens all the time. No wonder antibiotic resistance is a problem. Ignorance around antibiotic resistance is rife and bugs are slowly winning the war against the old guard of traditional antibiotics. This is bad. But! There is hope! And it comes in the guise of a bacteria-eating virus. This is our main topic for the episode.

We also deal with:

  • Youth mental health and screen-time
  • Why are Australian men now the longest living in the world?
  • Do caesarean sections increase the chance of the child developing autism?