London : British scientists have developed an antibiotic from human breast milk that can combat certain drug-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

 The breakthrough opens a new front in the fight against superbugs, a threat that Prime Minister David Cameron has warned could plunge modern medicine “back into the Dark Ages”.

 According to a report in The Times, a panel set up by Cameron to tackle antibiotic-resistant bugs forecast that they would cost the world ten million lives and 700 billion pounds a year by 2050 if the problem went unchecked.

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