Doctors are often quick to prescribe strong antibiotics for mild infections, helping bacteria evolve resistance to even the most potent drugs.Jan 01, 2018, 18:00 PM IST
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health challenges and threatens the ability to effectively fight infectious diseases including pneumonia and tuberculosis.
The lung is so significantly damaged that patients often die or need to have a lung transplant. Permanent treatment with inhaled antibiotics play a considerable part in this.
Prasad also called for strong guidelines for the fast food chains in India so that the burning issue of health hazards by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can be tackled.
Maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs are prescribed for chicken.Nov 20, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Bacteria that becomes resistant to drug uses a system called efflux pumps that act as tiny motors to flush out the antibiotic from the cells.
Findings imply that if chemicals could be developed to inhibit beta-lactamase enzymes, a significant proportion of antibiotic resistance could successfully be reversed.Oct 23, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
The increasing number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a rapidly growing global problem.Oct 16, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
Dentists write more than 24.5 million prescriptions for antibiotics a year. And many of those antibiotics are likely unnecessary, the researchers said.Oct 07, 2017, 14:26 PM IST
There are also very few oral antibiotics in the pipeline, yet these are essential formulations for treating infections outside hospitals or in resource-limited settings.Sep 20, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
Researchers identified 11 genetic markers in blood that accurately distinguished between viral and bacterial infections.Jul 29, 2017, 13:16 PM IST
We found that by the age of one year, half of all infants had been prescribed at least one course of antibiotics and one in eight infants had been prescribed three or more courses of antibiotics, Burgner told Xinhua on Friday.Jul 28, 2017, 12:00 PM IST
A study warns that antibiotics may be harming the good microbes that are essential to a healthy environment.Jul 26, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
The rapid rise of the use of antibiotics in animals has raised serious health concerns for humans.Jul 21, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
For the study, researchers from the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), a public health research organisation with headquarters in Washington DC, and New Delhi, analysed samples of 530 birds collected in 18 poultry farms for resistance to a range of antibiotic medications critical to human medicine.Jul 20, 2017, 12:34 PM IST
The simple skin abscesses, a swollen area containing an accumulation of pus, is caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria.Jul 01, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
And if you're a woman, your chance of getting a urinary tract infection is high. This is because the urethra is shorter in women than in men, and it is closer to the anus, making it more likely that bacteria are transferred to the bladder.Jun 27, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
Cancer cells can take 100 times the hit with a combination of vitamin C and antibiotics, says study!
The new combination approach prevents cancer cells from changing their diet (metabolically inflexible), and effectively starves them, by preventing them from using any other available types of bio-fuels.Jun 13, 2017, 18:47 PM IST
The WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017 also came out with recommendations on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances.Jun 07, 2017, 10:23 AM IST
Researchers found that many classes of common antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole, were associated with an increased risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy.May 01, 2017, 22:40 PM IST