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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Antibiotic resistance enters our bloodstream through the urine, says study

Antibiotic resistance enters our bloodstream through the urine, says study

The researchers say their finding could help doctors diagnose drug-resistant sepsis and inform treatment choices.

Avoid popping antibiotics in early life as it puts you at cancer risk

Avoid popping antibiotics in early life as it puts you at cancer risk

You may want to avoid popping those antibiotics as a recent study has linked their long-term use to the cancer-inducing polyps.

Maple syrup extracts can boost potency of antibiotics: Study

Maple syrup extracts can boost potency of antibiotics: Study

The idea for the project really gelled when Tufenkji learned of the anti-cancer properties of a phenolic maple syrup extract.

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance

This fast and simple fluorescence-based assay is certainly a remarkable approach in the ongoing and urgent fight against the fast spread of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics not effective for eczema in kids: Study

Antibiotics not effective for eczema in kids: Study

The study was published in journal Annals of Family Medicine.Eczema is a common condition, especially in young children, and affects around 1 in 5 children in the UK.

Antibiotic breakthrough? Researchers discover new method to beat superbugs

Antibiotic breakthrough? Researchers discover new method to beat superbugs

The breakthrough they believe has the potential to change medical practice for the treatment of drug resistant infections.

Air pollution may mitigate antibiotic effectiveness

Air pollution may mitigate antibiotic effectiveness

The study by researchers at the University of Leicester in the UK has important implications for the treatment of infectious diseases, which are known to be increased in areas with high levels of air pollution.

WHO releases 1st ever list of 12 most 'dangerous superbugs' – Most of these bacteria have existence in India

WHO releases 1st ever list of 12 most 'dangerous superbugs' – Most of these bacteria have existence in India

As part of WHO’s efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines, the list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics.

 

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

The "priority pathogens" list published by the WHO on Monday has three rankings – critical, high and medium – according to how urgently new antibiotics are needed.

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Aminoglycoside antibiotics is used by approximately 70,000 people worldwide who inherited the chronic disease that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.

Antibiotics could be effective in treating appendicitis

Antibiotics could be effective in treating appendicitis

Appendicitis is currently treated through an operation to remove the appendix, known as an appendicectomy.
 

Antibiotics can increase bacterial growth, says study

Antibiotics can increase bacterial growth, says study

A new study had found that repeated antibiotic treatment not only can increase bacteria's resistance to drugs but also help them reproduce faster than before.