The trouble is, when antibiotics are used in small amounts over long periods of time, drug resistant super bugs can develop.
During World War 1 soldiers' maggot-infested wounds almost never became infected. What was going on?
Have you ever heard that too much stress causes stomach ulcers?
New strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are appearing faster than scientists can discover new antibiotics.
Our bodies are also made up of living cells, the antibiotics have to distinguish between the cells in our bodies and the cells of the bacteria.
People have used moldy and fermented substances to treat wounds for over three thousand years. Learn about the history of antibiotics.
Learn about how chemotherapy drugs work to fight cancer.
Scientists claim they may have found a new way to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs...with a little help from frogs!
While we all know that a kiss and a Band-Aid could usually cure our tears, it didn't really make our injuries go away. But what if it could?
Fungus may not sound too appetizing, but the white fluffy growths are much more nutritious than leaves. We use a similar process with cows.