[Source: The Atlantic, full page: (LINK).]

World Health Organization: No, Seriously, Stop Abusing Antibiotics

by James Hamblin

"The problem is so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine. A post-antibiotic era—in which common infections and minor injuries can kill—far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the twenty-first century." That's according to a 257-page warning today from the World Health Organization (WHO) about increasingly unbeatable, pervasive infectious agents.