Scientists may soon turn antibiotic into antimalarial drug

Scientists have revealed that they are making progress towards new antimalarial drugs, after revealing how an antibiotic called emetine blocks the molecular machinery that produces the proteins required for malaria parasite survival.

Gut bacteria might increase obesity risk in adults

A new study has suggested that microbes found in the gut might cause metabolic changes that increase the risk of obesity in adulthood.

IMA demands ban on use of antibiotics for growth promotion in poultry

A day after an environment body said that "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians, Indian Medical Association called for a ban on use of antibiotics for growth promotion and mass disease prevention in poultry.

Antibiotic rapamycin may help slow aging: Study

A new animal study has revealed that the drug rapamycin, approved for use about 15 years ago, might help in the process of slow aging.

Call for united global response to growing antibiotic resistance crisis

Experts have highlighted the growing resistance to antibiotics and other drugs which require global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change.

Soon, personalized medicines could help cure diseases

Researchers have developed a new methodology for rapidly measuring the level of antibiotic drug molecules in human blood serum, paving the way to applications within drug development and personalised medicine.

Antibiotic smart bomb that only kills `bad` bacteria

Here comes an antibiotic `smart bomb` that can select specific strains of bacteria, damage their DNA and eliminate the infection.

Waste water treatment facilities make for hardy bacteria

Waste water treatment facilities can be hotspots for the spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, making them immune to drugs that fight infection.

New test for patients with sore throats cuts antibiotic use by 29%

A new `clinical score` test for patients suffering from sore throats may help reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed and result in patients feeling better more quickly.

Antibiotic-gobbling bug unearthed

Bugs exposed to antibiotics for long periods are known to develop resistance to drugs by quickly pumping them out of their cells or modifying the compounds so that they`re no longer toxic.

Govt likely to ban OTC sale of 91 drugs

Amid concerns over rampant use of antibiotics and resistance developed towards them, government is set to restrict over-the-counter sale of 91 such new generation drugs through a notification which is likely soon.

Why eating fermented sausage often results in sickness

Antibiotics used as growth promoters or to treat disease in livestock can eventually end up in meat.

Antibiotic use in infants can lead to obesity: Study

Infants younger than five months who are given antibiotics are more likely to be overweight in childhood, according to a new study.

A non-antibiotic approach for treating UTIs

A new non-antibiotic approach for treating UTIs developed which could reduce the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs that affect thousands every year.

Common antibiotic carries heart disease risk

Antibiotic azithromycin, commonly called a “Z-pack” can be bad for your heart, warn researchers.

Antibiotic could damage inner ear: Study

Antibiotic - Gentamicin - could cause permanent imbalance with just a single dose.

Avocado can help combat multi-resistant bacterial strains

A scientist has found a natural substance in a Chilean rainforest plant that effectively supports the effect of traditional treatment with antibiotics.

Scientists reveal how superbug turns killer

A mutation in Clostridium difficile causes potentially dangerous diarrhoea among indoor patients undergoing antibiotic therapy.

Veg diet can help keep toxins away

Sticking to vegetables for five days a week can significantly reduce the body`s amount of antibiotics and phthalates - a common chemical added to plastics - says a new research.

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs could take us to pre-Penicillin era

WHO warned that the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs threatens to take us to pre-Penicillin era.