Antibiotics may help animals spread salmonella: Study
Antibiotics may help animals spread salmonella: Study

Giving animals antibiotics may make them sicker and could lead some to spread even more salmonella than they would have otherwise, US researchers experimenting on mice said Monday.

Drug-resistant bacteria to be soon taken care of
Drug-resistant bacteria to be soon taken care of

In a major breakthrough, researchers have discovered how bacteria destroy antibiotics - a finding that will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future.

New antibiotic may herald new health era

Scientists have discovered that a robust, broad spectrum antibiotic and a gene that confers immunity to that antibiotic are both found in the bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis Strain 115.

Exhausted doctors prescribe more antibiotics in evenings: Study

  Exhausted by morning and afternoon clinic sessions, physicians are more likely to prescribe antibiotics for respiratory infections later in the day, says a study.

New antibiotic technique targets drug-resistant genes

In a major breakthrough, scientists have developed the world's first 'programmable' antibiotic technique that selectively targets the bad bugs - particularly those harbouring drug-resistance genes - while leaving innocent microbes alone.

New test to spot what makes a good drug

A new test could revolutionise the discovery of new prescription drugs by determining which drugs are unlikely to work at an early stage.

Hospitalised John Degenkolb confident for 2014 UCI Road World Championships
Hospitalised John Degenkolb confident for 2014 UCI Road World Championships

German sprinter John Degenkolb, who recently won the green jersey as points leader on the Tour of Spain, has been hospitalised in Frankfurt with a fever, his manager Jorg Werner revealed on Wednesday.

Fresh honey could provide alternative to antibiotics

At a time when antibiotic resistance is increasing, researchers have found that lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey could offer a possible alternative to antibiotics.

Bacteria from 'fresh bee honey' could be substitute for antibiotics

A new study has found that bacteria from bees could act as substitute for antibiotics.

UNICEF helps Sierra Leone combat Ebola

With funds from the World Bank, Unicef has facilitated the delivery of medicines and other supplies worth over $825,000 for the treatment of people who have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Antibiotic resistant "super bug" found at AMU

A deadly bacteria variant known as NDM-4, which is also called the "super bug", has been found by the medical researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University from the hospital's sewage.

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.