Antibiotic use may make kids obese in adulthood

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.

EU project to engineer bacteria for novel vaccines

 A European Union-funded project is combining gene engineering and biotechnology to design novel vaccines based on the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Cheaper jet fuel from fungus in five years: Study

 Researchers have found a way to create 'green' jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit.

How to counter side effects of antibiotics

There are times when it becomes unavoidable to take antibiotics. While these may cure you of your diseases, they leave you with nasty side effects like bloating, belching, gas, constipation and diarrhoea.

World failing in fight against antibiotic resistance: WHO

The world is doing far too little to combat the misuse of antibiotics which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. 

Can 'maple syrup' reduce antibiotics' use?

It turns out that the sweet treat you pour over your pancakes could make antibiotics more effective against bacteria.

Alternating antibiotics can beat resistant bacteria

A different but simple way of administering antibiotics may improve treatment of bacterial infection and also reduce the risk of the bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics, thus maintaining the long-term effectiveness of the drugs, says a new study.

India to become fourth largest consumer of antibiotic-laced chicken by 2030: Study

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New Delhi: All you chicken lovers, this news is for you! When you gorge on the sumptuous butter chicken or chicken tandoori, did you know that you are consuming a whole lot of antibiotics along with it?

Antibiotics in chicken: How safe is the meat you consume?

How safe is the chicken that you consume? According to a new study,American researchers predict that by 2030 Indians will be consuming 4,743 tonnes of chicken reared on strong doses of antibiotics. .

Beach swimmers at antibiotic-resistant bacteria risk

If you love to swim and surf at your favourite beach and enjoy underwater scuba diving, read on. According to research, swimmers and surfers in coastal areas are at risk of exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria like E. coli.

Antibiotics made by Emcure Pharmaceuticals recalled in US

Two different types of antibiotic injections manufactured by India's Emcure Pharmaceuticals sold in the US by Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc are being recalled following concerns over quality control processes.

Superbugs could kill a million Chinese a year: Economist

China faces a million deaths a year from antibiotic-resistant superbugs and a loss of $20 trillion by 2050, an economist and former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday.

Common bacteria becoming antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings could easily spread from one geographic region to another, shows a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Herbicides raise resistance to medical antibiotics: Study

Commonly used herbicides can increase bacteria resistance to antibiotics, according to a New Zealand-led study released on Tuesday.

Soaring antibiotic use in animals fuels "super bug" fears

Developing countries are pumping livestock full of antibiotics at such a startling rate that they are dramatically increasing the risk of creating drug-resistant "super bugs", scientists warned on Monday. 

New blood test to check antibiotic overuse

A new blood test can help cut down on unnecessary use of antibiotics by detecting within two hours if bacteria or virus is the source of an infection, scientists say.

US CDC warns overuse of antibiotics has fuelled more infections

Overuse of antibiotics made Americans more vulnerable to a strain of bacteria that caused nearly half a million infections and contributed to at least 29,000 deaths in a single year, US public health officials warned in a study published on Wednesday.

Antibiotics may give rise to new harmful bacteria

Besides treating bacterial infections, some antibiotics may also give rise to harmful new bacteria, research suggests.

New antibiotic may help treat drug-resistant infections

Researchers have discovered a "promising" new antibiotic that may help in the battle against drug-resistant infections.

India-Britain centre to minimise antibiotics abuse

In a landmark India-Britain collaboration, scientists are seeking to address the problem of antibiotics abuse.