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Man dies after tattoo gets infected with flesh eating bacteria

Man dies after tattoo gets infected with flesh eating bacteria

A 31-year-old man has died after his tattoo became infected with flesh-eating bacteria that live in ocean water

This is how bacteria in your body triggers diabetes

This is how bacteria in your body triggers diabetes

Metabolic syndrome, which has become far more common due to a rise in obesity rates among adults, is a leading risk factor for many serious, life-threatening diseases, including Type-2 diabetes and heart disease.

Researchers develop paper-based clothes to fight bacterial infections

Researchers develop paper-based clothes to fight bacterial infections

Researchers have invented an inexpensive and effective way to sanitise surfaces.

Superbugs: Komodo dragon blood may help overcome antibiotic resistance

Superbugs: Komodo dragon blood may help overcome antibiotic resistance

Researchers at George Mason University have developed a new way to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria while spurring the body's cells to heal cuts faster.

Cure for antibiotic resistant infections is here

Cure for antibiotic resistant infections is here

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University found that the unusual approach of removing antibodies from the blood stream reduced the effects of chronic infections, the requirement for days spent in hospital and the use of antibiotics.

This new way will prevent spread of infections on medical devices

This new way will prevent spread of infections on medical devices

Researchers have discovered a new way that will prevent the bacteria from spreading the infections on medical devices such as hip replacements or heart valves implanted in the human body.

Personalised microbe-containing lotion may keep skin infections at bay

Personalised microbe-containing lotion may keep skin infections at bay

They found that, for five patients with a skin condition, the bacteria-rich lotion protected them against infections by destroying harmful germs on their skin.

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.

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections among US children: Study

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections among US children: Study

A new study has found that a 700-per cent rise in infections caused by bacteria that is resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics in children in the US.

Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

For the study, four pregnant rhesus macaques at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Centre were fed doses of the listeria comparable to what one might encounter in contaminated food. 

Seagrasses can improve water quality of sea by suppressing pollution

Seagrasses can improve water quality of sea by suppressing pollution

According to researchers, seagrass meadows reduce bacteria pathogenic to humans and marine life by up to 50 percent.

Faster method to detect harmful bacteria developed

Faster method to detect harmful bacteria developed

 Sepsis, a serious, life-threatening infection occurring more commonly in hospitalised patients, is one of the medical problems Etchebarne focuses on in his studies.

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

NDM-1 was first detected in a Swedish patient of Indian origin who travelled to India in 2008.

Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food with bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins.

New grasses eat up all RDX from ground, keep air healthy

New grasses eat up all RDX from ground, keep air healthy

A group of US engineers has developed two types of transgenic grass species that can eliminate toxic compounds widely used in explosives which contaminate the air around military bases and battlegrounds.

Hungry bacteria can extract energy from sewage

By using the contact-stabilisation process, up to 55 per cent of the organic matter could be recovered from sewage.

Antibiotic resistance: 'Good' hand washing prevents common infections!

Antibiotic resistance: 'Good' hand washing prevents common infections!

Good hand washing practices can help reduce our risk or prevent the spread of common infections.

Your automated teller machine may be loaded with bacterias

Your automated teller machine may be loaded with bacterias

The team found a parasite typically seen in the gut of humans and other mammals, along with a species closely related to the human parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, which can potentially cause STD.

Did you ever wonder that lack of oxygen could be a reason for acne? Read

Bacteria, if caught in a clogged pore with no oil and air in the surroundings can cause inflammatory response known as acne.