Junk blood tests may reveal resistant skin bacteria

Instead of trashing contaminated positive blood samples in hospitals, these can be used for studying the presence of skin germs, a study suggests.

Poultry industry misleading people: CSE

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Thursday rubbished claims made by the poultry industry that antibiotic residues found in Indian chicken were lower than the EU standard and accused it of "misleading" the people.

Common antibiotic increases chances of heart failure

A new study has revealed that an antibiotic, which is widely used for treating common bacterial infections, is linked to an increased risk of heart death.

Taking antibiotics at early age could strengthen immunity

A new study has claimed that consumption of antibiotics in early life can increase human body`s long-term defense against specific diseases.

Study finds antibiotic residues in poultry

Claiming that it found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region, an environment body Wednesday said "large-scale and indiscriminate" use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be "strongly linked" to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

`Revolutionary` antibiotics to tackle TB

Why mycobacteria - a family that includes the microbe that causes tuberculosis (TB) - survive oxygen limitation has long been a mystery but not any more. A discovery could lead to a revolutionary class of antibiotics to tackle TB.

Influenza patients in US wrongly prescribed antibiotics?

Taking antibiotics does not help patients suffering from influenza, a viral disease, but nearly 30 percent of the flu patients who were treated during the 2012-2013 influenza season in the US may have been prescribed unnecessary antibiotics instead of antiviral therapy, says a study.

Enzyme to protect `good` gut bacteria from antibiotics

You may soon take antibiotics without fearing the loss of "good bacteria" residing in the intestines.

Stop growth of animal farms: Activists

After a WHO report highlighted that use of antibiotics in animal farms poses a danger to the health of humans, an animal rights group launched a campaign to stop the proliferation of animal farms.

New molecule can tackle antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Joining the global fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Canadian scientists have identified a small molecule that prevents bacteria from forming into biofilms, a frequent cause of infections.

Antibiotic resistance serious global threat to public health: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned in its new report that resistance to antibiotics poses a serious global threat to public health.

Miley Cyrus hospitalised due to `severe` allergic reaction

Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

Antibiotics improve growth in kids in developing countries

Researchers have suggested that antibiotics are able to improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries.

`Impregnable` superbugs may soon be history

Researchers have discovered a class of agents that can make some of the most notorious strains vulnerable to the same antibiotics that they once handily shrugged off.

An antibiotic that can be switched on and off with light!

In a breakthrough, scientists have produced an antibiotic whose biological activity can be controlled with light - opening up new options in treating bacterial infections as side effects can be minimised by switching.

How honey helps fight antibiotic resistance

Our grandmothers have extolled the medicinal virtues of honey, for everything from cold and sore throats to colitis and even diabetes.

How antibiotic resistance spreads among bacteria

Researchers have uncovered the system that allows the sharing of genetic material between bacteria - and therefore the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Irritable bowel syndrome linked to diet

The change in your bowel pattern or abdominal pain has more to do with your diet and balance of beneficial and harmful gut bacteria than with your mood, studies show.

New class of antibiotics discovered

In a breakthrough, scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight deadly bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and other drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health.

New class of superbug fighting antibiotics discovered

Researchers have discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health.