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Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

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.

Antibiotic resistance serious global threat to public health: WHO

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 17:32

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned in its new report that resistance to antibiotics poses a serious global threat to public health.

Antibiotics improve growth in kids in developing countries

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:02

Researchers have suggested that antibiotics are able to improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries.

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