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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.

Can antibiotics slow Alzheimer's progression?

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that long-term antibiotic treatment in mice decreases levels of amyloid plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

Antibiotics may boost harmful gut bacteria

Gastroenteritis is a common side effect of taking antibiotics.

Superbugs could annihilate humans every 3 seconds by 2050

The battle against infections that are resistant to drugs is one the world is losing rapidly and has been described as "as big a risk as terrorism".

Giving infants antibiotics elevates risk of childhood obesity

Administration of 3 or more courses of antibiotics before kids reach 2 years of age is associated with an elevated risk of childhood obesity as antibiotics are known to promote weight gain.

Here's how India can fight rising antibiotic resistance

Authors noted that over-the-counter access to antibiotics is a problem, but regulations to restrict access have to be balanced against the need to maintain access for the significant proportion of the population that lacks access to doctors.

WHO seeks measures against declining efficacy of antibiotics

According to the WHO, when an antibiotic is used, bacteria that can resist that antibiotic have a greater chance of survival than those that are susceptible.

Using antibiotics may lead to mental confusion

The study, published online in the journal Neurology, identified three types of delirium and other brain problems related to antibiotics.

Some heart disease drugs, antibiotics may help in treating cancer

According to a new study, published in the journal Cancer Research, researchers have identified drugs that showed promising perspectives in treatment of cancer.

Novel nanotherapy may beat antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Previous research has shown that metal nanoparticles - created from gold and silver, among other metals - can be effective at combating antibiotic resistant infections, but can indiscriminately damage surrounding cells as well.

Antibiotics must be prescribed for respiratory tract infections

According to a recent published paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued advice for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) in adults.

Research reveals antibiotics no longer effective

Public is suffering a lot due to cold and cough and antibiotics are no longer effective says the research of two renown hospitals of Delhi.

New tool to speed up antibiotic discovery

Antibiotic resistance is increasing at an alarming rate.

Reduced antibiotic prescription lowers patient satisfaction

The inappropriate use and prescribing of antibiotics is contributing to the development of resistant bacteria.

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.