The blog raised the spectre of dramatically reduced life spans, due to growing resistance to antibiotics.
The search is now on for a solution in the shape of a ‘diagnostic test that will significantly reduce the incorrect use of antibiotics across the world’.
But there are other lines of work, some of which have been under way for a while, seeking different solutions.
One of these is to increase our understanding of ‘natural’ interventions – like the food we we eat – to reduce the risk of infections in the first place.
If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer from a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), you’ll know they can be painful and uncomfortable. They usually pass within a few days or can be treated with a course of antibiotics (if not resistant).
When you consider that half of all women in the UK will have a UTI at least once in their life, and, to illustrate the numbers in a different way, 13,000 UK men are likely to need treatment every year, it is easy to see how prevention is better than cure.