Patients with skin infections hardly complete antibiotic doses

 Patients with skin infections are less likely to take all their prescribed antibiotic doses after leaving the hospital, resulting in new infection or needing additional treatment for the existing skin infection, says a study.

Copper can destroy MRSA 'superbug'

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

Antibiotics not effective on 70% of the patients

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'Dangerously high' antibiotic resistance levels worldwide: WHO

 Antibiotic resistance has reached dangerous levels globally, the WHO warned.

Frequent travellers at antibiotic-resistance risk

Even travelling, not just overuse of antibiotic, can make people vulnerable to antibiotic resistance if they eat contaminated food and water containing resistant bacteria.

Will open 1000 'Aam Aadmi Clinics' this year, says Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who inaugurated the first 'Aam Aadmi Clinic' in the national capital on Sunday, said his government will open 1000 such clinics this year in the city.

Re-engineered antibiotic could combat drug-resistant bacteria

US scientists have created a promising second-generation antibiotic to combat bacteria that are a common cause of respiratory and other infections, including the sexually transmitted gonorrhea disease.

Drug-resistant 'superbug' strain of typhoid spreads worldwide

An antibiotic-resistant "superbug" strain of typhoid fever has spread globally, driven by a single family of the bacteria, called H58, according to the findings of a large international study.

Antibiotic use in animals on the rise worldwide

Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could see a 67 per cent increase by 2030, and nearly double in countries such as India and China, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

World set to lose benefits of antibiotics: Study

 Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030, and possibly endanger their effectiveness in humans, say Princeton University researchers, including one who is of Indian-origin.

White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs

The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of US government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters. 

HC sets aside restraint on Glenmark from making an antibiotic

Delhi High Court today set aside its single judge's order restraining Mumbai-based generic drug maker Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd from making and selling its antibiotic medicine Linezolid.

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.

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).

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).

New antibiotic could curb hearing loss

A new version of a common antibiotic could eliminate the side effects associated with the drug - risk of hearing loss and kidney damage, a new research has found.

Life-saving bacteria found in turkeys

Life-saving bacteria found in turkeys

The biological machinery needed to produce a potentially life-saving antibiotic is found in turkeys, researchers have found.

Scientists may soon turn antibiotic into antimalarial drug

Scientists have revealed that they are making progress towards new antimalarial drugs, after revealing how an antibiotic called emetine blocks the molecular machinery that produces the proteins required for malaria parasite survival.

Gut bacteria might increase obesity risk in adults

A new study has suggested that microbes found in the gut might cause metabolic changes that increase the risk of obesity in adulthood.

IMA demands ban on use of antibiotics for growth promotion in poultry

A day after an environment body said that "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians, Indian Medical Association called for a ban on use of antibiotics for growth promotion and mass disease prevention in poultry.