Researchers turn to seaweeds to develop new antibiotics

British researchers are trying to use the antimicrobial properties of seaweeds from the country's coastline to develop a new generation of antibiotics in a bid to fight the growing threat of resistant superbugs, according to a report released on Thursday by the University of Exeter.

Popping antibiotics may increase Type 2 diabetes risk

A new study has claimed that taking antibiotics may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Researchers turn to seaweeds to develop new antibiotics

British researchers are trying to use the antimicrobial properties of seaweeds from the country's coastline to develop a new generation of antibiotics in a bid to fight the growing threat of resistant superbugs.

Anti-ulcer drug may prevent stomach cancer

A short course of two medicines commonly used to eliminate the bacterium that causes ulcers may reduce the risk of stomach cancer, research shows.

Antibiotics may double juvenile arthritis risk

Taking antibiotics may double the risk of a child contracting juvenile arthritis, a form of auto-immune disease that involves chronic inflammation of the joints and eyes that can lead to pain, vision loss and disability, says a study.

'Natural' way to beat superbugs found: Study

It may be possible to rein in the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs without the need to develop new antibiotics as it has been found that these bacteria possess the natural ability to become vulnerable to existing antibiotics.

Multiple antibiotic courses harmful to children

Multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children's development, shows a study.

Giving kids antibiotics may alter their development

A new study has revealed that repeated courses of antibiotics may profoundly alter the children's development.

Hunt on for new antibiotics to combat superbugs

Australian chemists have launched a global search to find antibiotics to combat superbug bacteria that are resistant to current antibiotics.

Scientists engineer E coli to fight drug-resistant bacteria
Scientists engineer E coli to fight drug-resistant bacteria

Researchers have successfully engineered the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) to produce improved version of popular antibiotics -- including three that show promise in fighting drug-resistant bacteria.

Antibiotic use may make kids obese in adulthood

The commonly prescribed antibiotics can lead to changes in the gut bacteria of kids and make them vulnerable to infectious diseases, allergies and other autoimmune disorders, and even obesity, later in life, warns a new study.

EU project to engineer bacteria for novel vaccines

 A European Union-funded project is combining gene engineering and biotechnology to design novel vaccines based on the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Cheaper jet fuel from fungus in five years: Study

 Researchers have found a way to create 'green' jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit.

How to counter side effects of antibiotics

There are times when it becomes unavoidable to take antibiotics. While these may cure you of your diseases, they leave you with nasty side effects like bloating, belching, gas, constipation and diarrhoea.

World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance: WHO

The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. 

Can 'maple syrup' reduce antibiotics' use?

It turns out that the sweet treat you pour over your pancakes could make antibiotics more effective against bacteria.

Alternating antibiotics can beat resistant bacteria

A different but simple way of administering antibiotics may improve treatment of bacterial infection and also reduce the risk of the bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics, thus maintaining the long-term effectiveness of the drugs, says a new study.

India to become fourth largest consumer of antibiotic-laced chicken by 2030: Study

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: All you chicken lovers, this news is for you! When you gorge on the sumptuous butter chicken or chicken tandoori, did you know that you are consuming a whole lot of antibiotics along with it?

Antibiotics in chicken: How safe is the meat you consume?

How safe is the chicken that you consume? According to a new study,American researchers predict that by 2030 Indians will be consuming 4,743 tonnes of chicken reared on strong doses of antibiotics. .

Beach swimmers at antibiotic-resistant bacteria risk

If you love to swim and surf at your favourite beach and enjoy underwater scuba diving, read on. According to research, swimmers and surfers in coastal areas are at risk of exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria like E. coli.