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Today's 'Weekend Being' features - the story behind the deaths of 40 infants at Shishubhawan, why we need a new class of antibiotic therapy and how even bio-degradable plastic can harm marine ecosystems.



 

>Reality behind Odisha’s dying infants

What happened at Shishubhawan is symptomatic of how deep the rot is in India's crumbling public health infrastructure.

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>Antibiotics losing their edge

With no new class of antibiotics having been developed for the past three decades, and a pipeline far from robust, the future of antibacterial therapy looks grim.

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>Keep this plastic too out of the ocean

‘Biodegradable’ plastics can also harm marine ecosystems, says a new UN report.

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Printable version | Jan 19, 2020 2:36:58 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/weekend-being/article7905205.ece

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