Daily antibiotics may prevent drug-resistant TB

Prescribing antibiotic doses once or twice a week for tuberculosis (TB) treatment are more likely to lead to drug resistant strains than daily antibiotic regimens, new research has found.

Early antibiotics help kids with respiratory infections

Giving children a common antibiotic at the first sign of cold symptoms can reduce the risk of the episode developing into a severe lower respiratory tract illness, new research has found.

AIIMS study finds traces of antibiotics in Yamuna waters
AIIMS study finds traces of antibiotics in Yamuna waters

Flagging a cause for concern, a recent AIIMS study has found elements of antibiotics in water samples collected from Yamuna river, which experts said can impact the aquatic ecosystem and may lead to drug resistance in microbes.

Study underway with eye on framing national policy on antibiotics use

An 'antibiotic resistance survey' is being held in the country whose findings would form the basis for the formulation of a national policy to regulate use of antibiotics.

WHO highlights misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance in India

Around 75 per cent of Indians who took part in a WHO survey think, incorrectly, that colds and flu can be treated with antibiotics, the UN agency said as it sought to highlight the issue of widespread misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance.

'Centre should act to limit use of antibiotics in livestock'

The Indian Pharmaceutical Association's West Bengal chapter on Thursday urged the union health ministry to take steps to limit the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in livestock in the wake of increasing antibiotic resistance in India.

Antibiotics may not reduce infections in severe appendectomies

Antibiotic use after surgery for complicated appendicitis may do more harm than good.

Gene therapy may help shed weight without bone loss risk

Rapid or significant weight loss through dieting can trigger bone loss. Loss of bone density, in turn, can lead to increased susceptibility to bone fractures in older adults.

Kids who take antibiotics may grow up overweight

Repeated antibiotics use can forever change the microbiota, or the microorganisms that inhabit the body, thereby altering the way it breaks down food and increasing the calories of nutrients absorbed.

Are antibiotics losing their effectiveness?

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is on the rise creating numerous problems.

How antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be eliminated

It is estimated that each year in the US, two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people will die because of these infections.

WHO cautions against indiscriminate use of antibiotics

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.

Indian scientists' discovery can lead to development of new antibiotics

 The scientists at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) here have identified a potential area where new antibiotics can be developed.

Urinary tract infection may be treated without antibiotics

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.

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.

Efforts needed to prevent return to pre-antibiotic era: WHO

 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.

India to issue guidelines on usage of antibiotic medicines

India will soon issue guidelines on the usage of antibiotics to reduce its misuse and its inappropriate prescription.

Blueberry extract could treat gum infection

 Scientists have discovered that wild blueberry extracts help prevent dental plaque formation and treat severe gum diseases.

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, according to a report released on Thursday by the University of Exeter.

Popping antibiotics may increase Type 2 diabetes risk

A new study has claimed that taking antibiotics may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes.