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Common antibiotic increases chances of heart failure

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 14:45

A new study has revealed that an antibiotic, which is widely used for treating common bacterial infections, is linked to an increased risk of heart death.

Taking antibiotics at early age could strengthen immunity

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 10:55

A new study has claimed that consumption of antibiotics in early life can increase human body`s long-term defense against specific diseases.

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:45

Claiming that it found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region, an environment body Wednesday said "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

`Revolutionary` antibiotics to tackle TB

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 13:43

Why mycobacteria - a family that includes the microbe that causes tuberculosis (TB) - survive oxygen limitation has long been a mystery but not any more. A discovery could lead to a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.

Influenza patients in US wrongly prescribed antibiotics?

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:27

Taking antibiotics does not help patients suffering from influenza, a viral disease, but nearly 30 percent of the flu patients who were treated during the 2012-2013 influenza season in the US may have been prescribed unnecessary antibiotics instead of antiviral therapy, says a study.

Enzyme to protect `good` gut bacteria from antibiotics

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 13:44

You may soon take antibiotics without fearing the loss of "good bacteria" residing in the intestines.

Stop growth of animal farms: Activists

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 19:04

After a WHO report highlighted that use of antibiotics in animal farms poses a danger to the health of humans, an animal rights group launched a campaign to stop the proliferation of animal farms.

New molecule can tackle antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:09

Joining the global fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Canadian scientists have identified a small molecule that prevents bacteria from forming into biofilms, a frequent cause of infections.

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