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Antibiotics

Antibiotics are increasingly in the news due to the rising levels of antibiotic resistance seen across the world today. On the news articles page you will find links to recent articles which discuss the topic and provide facts and statistics on the issue.

After learning more about antibiotics, why not debate the issue with your friends? This is a great way to help you further understand the topic and it can be great fun too! In collaboration with ‘I’m a Scientist’, e-Bug has created an antibiotics debate kit. The kit can be downloaded for free here.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a hot topic in world news due to recent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. Outbreaks remind us how important it is to be vaccinated. View the news articles page to find links to recent articles which discuss vaccinations and provide facts and statistics on the issue.

After you’ve learned more about vaccinations, why not debate the topic with your peers? Debating the issue can help you communicate your opinions. In collaboration with ‘I’m a Scientist’, e-Bug has created a vaccination debate kit. The kit can be downloaded for free here.

The Hygiene Hypothesis

The debate about whether and to what extent we need exposure to the microbes which also inhabit our world - and the idea that we may have become "too clean for our own good" continues. Evidence now suggests that microbial exposures are vital to health, but we have lost contact with them through a range of lifestyle changes over the last century or so.

This interactive resource can be used to gain an understanding of this 2-sided issue, and can be used as a basis for developing debate about this much-discussed topic and how miscommunication of an issue can hinder progress in tackling serious issues.