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RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Ms Innes said: "Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing the world today.
According to the report, 71 percent of respondents had heard of antibiotic resistance and know what it means, and 53 percent think antibiotic overuse is a major problem.
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For the antibiotic resistance battle to be won, all must play their part: Healthcare providers, pharmacists, veterinary doctors and the patients themselves.
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Widespread use of antibiotics for these illnesses is an example of how overuse of antibiotics can promote the spread of antibiotic resistance. Smart use of antibiotics is key to controlling the spread of resistance.
She noted that antibiotic resistance was rising because common bacteria which caused urinary tract infections, diarrhoea and septic wound were becoming resistant to available and prescribed antibiotics.
But with antibiotic resistance now a real threat to health there's a new drive to raise awareness and make better use of medicines.
Public health needs new partners to help address the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, and now is the time for them to come together and act, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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