The World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned that the current practice of indiscriminate use of antibiotics is increasingly leading to resistance to medicines, persistence of infections and treatment failure.
A commonly used over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drug and a herbal product may provide alternative options for treating urinary tract infection, one of the most common conditions in adult women which is currently treated with antibiotics, say researchers.
With the indiscriminate use of antibiotics leading to resistance to medicines, persistence of infections, and treatment failure, the WHO has urged the 11 member countries in South-East Asia region to urgently address the threat, a WHO statement released on Wednesday said.
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, according to a report released on Thursday by the University of Exeter.
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.
Taking antibiotics may double the risk of a child contracting juvenile arthritis, a form of auto-immune disease that involves chronic inflammation of the joints and eyes that can lead to pain, vision loss and disability, says a study.
It may be possible to rein in the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs without the need to develop new antibiotics as it has been found that these bacteria possess the natural ability to become vulnerable to existing antibiotics.
Researchers have successfully engineered the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) to produce improved version of popular antibiotics -- including three that show promise in fighting drug-resistant bacteria.
The commonly prescribed antibiotics can lead to changes in the gut bacteria of kids and make them vulnerable to infectious diseases, allergies and other autoimmune disorders, and even obesity, later in life, warns a new study.