Antibiotics

Alternative drugs for mild infections could combat superbugs

Alternative drugs for mild infections could combat superbugs

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
This is what antibiotic resistant bacteria are

This is what antibiotic resistant bacteria are

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health challenges and threatens the ability to effectively fight infectious diseases including pneumonia and tuberculosis.
 

Dec 21, 2017, 14:27 PM IST
Nanoparticles may be solution against antibiotic resistance

Nanoparticles may be solution against antibiotic resistance

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. 
 

Dec 16, 2017, 12:39 PM IST
Fast food chains should avoid antibiotics in chicken

Fast food chains should avoid antibiotics in chicken

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.
 

Nov 22, 2017, 19:40 PM IST
Health Ministry sets maximum permissible limits of antibiotics in meat

Health Ministry sets maximum permissible limits of antibiotics in meat

Maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs are prescribed for chicken.

Nov 20, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
India now has the technique to reverse antibiotic resistance, thanks to IIT Roorkee

India now has the technique to reverse antibiotic resistance, thanks to IIT Roorkee

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.
 

Nov 10, 2017, 17:54 PM IST
Antibiotic resistance: Can it be reversed?

Antibiotic resistance: Can it be reversed?

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
76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study

76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study

The increasing number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a rapidly growing global problem. 

Oct 16, 2017, 13:39 PM IST
Antibiotics for dental procedures may up superbug infection risk

Antibiotics for dental procedures may up superbug infection risk

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
Global shortage of antibiotics, may impact treatment options: WHO

Global shortage of antibiotics, may impact treatment options: WHO

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
Scientists developing tool to help differentiate between bacterial and viral infections

Scientists developing tool to help differentiate between bacterial and viral infections

Researchers identified 11 genetic markers in blood that accurately distinguished between viral and bacterial infections.

Jul 29, 2017, 13:16 PM IST
Half of Australian children prescribed antibiotics in first year

Half of Australian children prescribed antibiotics in first year

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
Antibiotics – A curse for the environment?

Antibiotics – A curse for the environment?

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
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria travel from animals to humans - Know how

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria travel from animals to humans - Know how

The rapid rise of the use of antibiotics in animals has raised serious health concerns for humans. 

Jul 21, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
High levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens found in Indian poultry farms

High levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens found in Indian poultry farms

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
Here's how you can enjoy an acne-free monsoon

Here's how you can enjoy an acne-free monsoon

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
Urinary tract infection: Why it's so common in women? Symptoms, prevention

Urinary tract infection: Why it's so common in women? Symptoms, prevention

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!

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
WHO's new recommendations on use of antibiotics to counter superbug infections

WHO's new recommendations on use of antibiotics to counter superbug infections

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
Pregnant women, beware! Common antibiotics could put you at double risk of miscarriage

Pregnant women, beware! Common antibiotics could put you at double risk of miscarriage

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