MRSA blood infections are less fatal in kids, says study

MRSA blood infections are less fatal in kids, says study

In adults, MRSA infections that reach the bloodstream are responsible for numerous complications and fatalities, killing 10 per cent to 30 per cent of patients.

May 07, 2017, 00:16 AM IST

Copper can destroy MRSA 'superbug'

Frequently touched surfaces in busy areas -- such as hospitals, transport hubs and public buildings - may help spread MRSA.

Feb 24, 2016, 20:52 PM IST

Sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant infections

A common ingredient used in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints, researchers have found.

Nov 16, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

Breast cancer drug may protect against killer superbugs: Study

 A common breast cancer drug could wipe out an antibiotic-resistant notorious superbug responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in different parts of the body, according to a new research.

Oct 13, 2015, 23:04 PM IST

New drug approach can curb antibiotic resistance

A team of researchers from Virginia Institute of Technology has discovered a new group of antibiotics that may provide relief to people affected by antibiotic resistance.

Sep 14, 2015, 19:52 PM IST

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.

Aug 28, 2015, 08:38 AM IST

World's most sensitive test to detect superbugs developed

 Researchers have developed the world's most sensitive test to quickly detect dangerous infectious diseases and deadly superbugs such as C difficile and MRSA.

Jul 07, 2015, 13:50 PM IST

'Music festival wrist bands can be deadly'

Music festival wristbands possess alarming levels of bacteria which can pose a deadly risk, says a scientist.

Jun 26, 2015, 18:43 PM IST

Smoking makes superbugs more aggressive: Study

MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, becomes even more resistant to killing by the immune system when exposed to cigarette smoke, a new study has warned.

Apr 03, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

'Mistrust, low health literacy key barriers to better health'

 Describing Ebola outbreak as a "communications catastrophe", a new report has cited controversy, mistrust, and low health literacy as the key barriers to better health.

Feb 18, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

New antibiotic may help treat drug-resistant infections

Researchers have discovered a "promising" new antibiotic that may help in the battle against drug-resistant infections.

Feb 17, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

New antibiotic kills pathogens without resistance

A newly discovered antibiotic eliminates pathogens without encountering any detectable resistance, a finding that may lead to treatments for chronic infections such as tuberculosis and MRSA.

Jan 11, 2015, 17:52 PM IST

New antibiotic that could wipe out diseases like MRSA to TB discovered

Scientists claim to have discovered a new antibiotic named teixobactin that could wipe out many diseases like MRSA to Tuberculosis (TB).

Jan 09, 2015, 10:53 AM IST

New blockbuster antibiotic 'Teixobactin' discovered

Scientists claim to have discovered a new antibiotic named teixobactin that could wipe out many diseases like MRSA to Tuberculosis (TB).

Jan 08, 2015, 13:39 PM IST

New software predicts Superbugs' countermoves

A new software has predicted MRSA's response to new drug before it is tested on patients.

Jan 05, 2015, 13:32 PM IST

College athletes more likely to carry deadly MRSA: Study

College athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), suggests a study.

Oct 10, 2014, 16:44 PM IST

Bacteria from 'fresh bee honey' could be substitute for antibiotics

A new study has found that bacteria from bees could act as substitute for antibiotics.

Sep 09, 2014, 14:30 PM IST

Bacteria can linger inside airplanes for days

A new study suggests that disease-causing bacteria can linger on surfaces commonly found in airplane cabins for days, even up to a week.

May 21, 2014, 18:50 PM IST

New approach to restore Penicillin`s combating power

A new approach may restore Penicillin`s combat effectiveness, even against `superbugs`, by pairing the drug with a protective polymer, scientists say.

Apr 15, 2014, 17:22 PM IST

New class of superbug fighting antibiotics discovered

Researchers have discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health.

Mar 08, 2014, 10:02 AM IST