In common usage, an antibiotic is a substance or compound that killsbacteria or inhibits their growth. Antibacterial is an alternative name. Antibiotics belong to the broader group of antimicrobial compounds, used to treat infections caused by microorganisms, including fungi and protozoa.

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A worker places condoms onto a packaging belt at the Chinese condom manufacturer Safedom's factory in the town of Zhaoyuan, located 100 km (62 miles) south of the city of Yantai, Shandong Province February 6, 2012.
Gonorrhea Superbug In Auckland Alarms New Zealand Health Experts

By IBTimes AU

Since the antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea was discovered in Auckland, there has been growing concern over the failure to treat sex superbugs. (Dec 09)

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Apocalypse Alert: Scientists Warned of Rising Superbugs that Potentially Could Wipe-out Humanity

By IBTimes AU

Apocalypse or the end of days will not come in the form of a nuclear showdown between Russia and the U.S or an alien attack. Extinction of the human race could start anytime soon as scientists point to the alarming rise of superbugs. (Dec 06)

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An undated file picture taken with electronic microscope shows EHEC bacteria (enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli) in Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Brunswick.
New Gonorrhea Strain in Australia Resistant to Antibiotics

By IBTimes AU

A new strain of gonorrhoea discovered in a European woman in Australia was found to be antibiotic-resistant. (Nov 08)

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An undated file picture taken with electronic microscope shows EHEC bacteria (enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli) in Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Brunswick.
New Zealand Develops New Drug To Fight 'Superbugs'

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's drug-buying agency, Pharmac, has funded a new drug developed to fight antibiotic resistant drugs. (Oct 31)

Spain's Rafael Nadal (front L) leaves after losing his match against Borna Coric (R) of Croatia at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Rafael Nadal’s Fans React To His Decision To Sit Out The Remainder Of The Season And Undergo Appendectomy

By IBTimes AU

Rafael Nadal's fans reacted compassionately following his announcement to sit out the remaining tournaments of the current season, including the World Tour Finals in London. (Oct 28)

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Rafael Nadal Wins Against Simone Bolelli At The Swiss Indoors ATP Tournament
Rafael Nadal Wins Opener In Basel Despite Being Afflicted With Appendicitis

By IBTimes AU

Rafael Nadal has advanced to the second round of the 2014 Swiss Indoors after a victory over Simone Bolelli on Oct. 20. (Oct 22)

Rafael Nadal of Spain
Rafael Nadal Admits Feeling Rather ‘Panicky’ Ahead Of His First Round Match At The Swiss Indoors

By IBTimes AU

In the past, Rafael Nadal has reportedly experienced adverse reactions to antibiotics. Nadal, who had taken antibiotic treatment for his appendicitis for a week and a half, is worried that it might affect his performance at the Swiss Indoors. (Oct 20)

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning a point during his men's singles match against Peter Gojowczyk of Germany at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
Rafael Nadal To Play In Basel, Paris, And London; Will Undergo Surgery For Appendicitis At The End Of The Year

By IBTimes AU

Rafael Nadal has his eyes fixed on the last three tournaments of the season. (Oct 10)

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Sophie Monk Stranded in Dubai with Swollen Foot

By IBTimes AU

Sophie Monk is suffering from a mysterious illness that caused her foot to swell. (Sep 30)

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Shakira (R) embraces her boyfriend, Barcelona's player Gerard Pique during her concert in Barcelona May 29, 2011.
Shakira Reportedly Pregnant With Second Baby: Pregnant Women Should Stop Using Antibacterial Soaps -- Study

By IBTimes AU

Shakira is pregnant with her second child with boyfriend footballer Gerard Pique. Pregnant women should stop using antibacterial soaps as they harm both mother and baby a study says. (Aug 15)

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