Antibiotics : What Everyone Needs to Know (R) Paperback / softback
by Mary E. (Professor, Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and University of C Wilson
Part of the What Everyone Needs to Know series
A STIRRING EXAMINATION OF A LOOMING CRISIS Virtually everyone has taken antibiotics.
They can be lifesavers - or they can be useless. But what are they? How are they used? And what happens as the effectiveness of antibiotics begins to decline?
Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) examines the personal and societal implications of our planet's most important - and arguably most overused - medications.
In a question-and-answer format, it unpacks the most complicated aspects of this issue, including:* How antibiotics are used (and overused) in humans, plants, and livestock* The consequences to date, and the potential crisis ahead, as overuse of existing antibiotics breeds new resistance in bacteria* How the globalized world enables antibiotic resistance more quickly* Collateral damage, individually and societally, of antibiotic use* The difficult decisions ahead related to medical care and the food systemGrounded in the latest scientific research and translated for general readers, Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) offers a clear-eyed overview of where we are, and what the future holds, as antibiotics lose their might.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 408 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 15/05/2019
- Category: Health economics
- ISBN: 9780190663407