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Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Aminoglycoside antibiotics is used by approximately 70,000 people worldwide who inherited the chronic disease that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.

Antibiotics could be effective in treating appendicitis

Antibiotics could be effective in treating appendicitis

Appendicitis is currently treated through an operation to remove the appendix, known as an appendicectomy.
 

Antibiotics can increase bacterial growth, says study

Antibiotics can increase bacterial growth, says study

A new study had found that repeated antibiotic treatment not only can increase bacteria's resistance to drugs but also help them reproduce faster than before.

Superbugs got stimulated by antibiotics, not filthy hospitals: Research

Superbugs got stimulated by antibiotics, not filthy hospitals: Research

The outbreak was stopped by substantially reducing use of ciprofloxacin and related antibiotics, researchers said.

Proper diagnosis of fungal infection is essential -  Know why?

Proper diagnosis of fungal infection is essential - Know why?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, according to the World Health Organization.

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.

'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

The woman, who died in Nevada in September, had been hospitalised in India with for a femur fracture and hip problems.

Cutting antibiotics duration bad for kids with ear infections

Cutting antibiotics duration bad for kids with ear infections

Acute otitis media is a common bacterial infection of the middle ear behind the ear drum in kids which causes it to become painfully inflamed. 

Five things to avoid while you are on antibiotics!

Five things to avoid while you are on antibiotics!

Antibiotics undoubtedly offer protection against bacteria, but they also have certain side-effects that you need to be careful of.

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.

Antibiotics: How do they work, affect your body?

Antibiotics: How do they work, affect your body?

Antibiotics, also called antibacterials, are powerful drugs that fight bacterial infections and can save lives when used properly. 

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016 – November 14–20

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016 – November 14–20

The week from November 14 to 20 is being observed as the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016. The aim of the programme is to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance among the general public, health workers and policy makers about antibiotic resistance and to avoid further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. 

Kids recovering from complex pneumonia can breathe sigh of relief

Kids recovering from complex pneumonia can breathe sigh of relief

 A study published in Pediatrics journal has suggested that children recovering from complex pneumonia can be discharged from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous antibiotics.

Antibiotics to be used to prevent infections before and during surgery only: WHO

Antibiotics to be used to prevent infections before and during surgery only: WHO

The guidelines also said people preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but should not be shaved.

How antibiotic-resistance are making kidney infections more deadly

Pyelonephritis -- infection of the kidney usually caused by E. coli bacteria and which can start as a urinary tract infection -- causes fever, back pain and vomiting. 

New star-shaped polymers may spell end for antibiotics

The star-shaped structures, are short chains of proteins called 'peptide polymers', and were created by a team from the University of Melbourne School of Engineering.

Early life exposure to antibiotics can cause allergies in late ages

The increased risk of eczema due to early life use of antibiotics varied from 15 percent to 41 percent depending on the type of study analysed.

Overuse of antibiotics harming India's fight against TB: The Lancet

India, which is facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, is also the world's largest consumer of antibiotics, say researchers of Indian-origin in a study, conducted to determine whether pharmacies have contributed to the inappropriate use of antibiotics.

Antibiotics increases Type 1 diabetes risk in children

A new research has found that the commonly-prescribed drug can significantly increase the risk for Type 1 diabetes in children. So, parents should be extra careful while giving antibiotics to them.

How a protein boosts immune system to fight pneumonia

Researchers have determined how a protein can boost immune system's ability to battle pneumonia.