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This new way will prevent spread of infections on medical devices

This new way will prevent spread of infections on medical devices

Researchers have discovered a new way that will prevent the bacteria from spreading the infections on medical devices such as hip replacements or heart valves implanted in the human body.

Personalised microbe-containing lotion may keep skin infections at bay

Personalised microbe-containing lotion may keep skin infections at bay

They found that, for five patients with a skin condition, the bacteria-rich lotion protected them against infections by destroying harmful germs on their skin.

WHO releases 1st ever list of 12 most 'dangerous superbugs' – Most of these bacteria have existence in India

WHO releases 1st ever list of 12 most 'dangerous superbugs' – Most of these bacteria have existence in India

As part of WHO’s efforts to address growing global resistance to antimicrobial medicines, the list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics.

 

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

The "priority pathogens" list published by the WHO on Monday has three rankings – critical, high and medium – according to how urgently new antibiotics are needed.

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections among US children: Study

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections among US children: Study

A new study has found that a 700-per cent rise in infections caused by bacteria that is resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics in children in the US.

Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

For the study, four pregnant rhesus macaques at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Centre were fed doses of the listeria comparable to what one might encounter in contaminated food. 

Seagrasses can improve water quality of sea by suppressing pollution

Seagrasses can improve water quality of sea by suppressing pollution

According to researchers, seagrass meadows reduce bacteria pathogenic to humans and marine life by up to 50 percent.

Faster method to detect harmful bacteria developed

Faster method to detect harmful bacteria developed

 Sepsis, a serious, life-threatening infection occurring more commonly in hospitalised patients, is one of the medical problems Etchebarne focuses on in his studies.

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.

Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food with bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins.

New grasses eat up all RDX from ground, keep air healthy

New grasses eat up all RDX from ground, keep air healthy

A group of US engineers has developed two types of transgenic grass species that can eliminate toxic compounds widely used in explosives which contaminate the air around military bases and battlegrounds.

Hungry bacteria can extract energy from sewage

By using the contact-stabilisation process, up to 55 per cent of the organic matter could be recovered from sewage.

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.

Your automated teller machine may be loaded with bacterias

Your automated teller machine may be loaded with bacterias

The team found a parasite typically seen in the gut of humans and other mammals, along with a species closely related to the human parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, which can potentially cause STD.

Did you ever wonder that lack of oxygen could be a reason for acne? Read

Bacteria, if caught in a clogged pore with no oil and air in the surroundings can cause inflammatory response known as acne.

Probiotics could aid recovery from spinal cord injury

The researchers found that spinal cord injury significantly altered the gut microbiome of mice, inducing the migration of gut bacteria into other tissues of the body and the activation of proinflammatory immune cells associated with the gut.

Tuberculosis – Who gets it? Ways to prevent TB

WHO's Global TB Report 2016 also found that nearly half a million people were diagnosed with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB).

Crohn's disease: Who gets it? Symptoms, causes, complications, treatment!

Over time, Crohn's can result in other complications such as anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye.

Crohn's disease may be caused by food-poisoning bacteria!

Crohn's disease is a debilitating bowel disease characterised by the inflammation of the intestines.

DNA: Analyzing the harmful effect of dreadful bacteria 'Superbug'

Analyzing dreadful bacteria "Superbug" and its harmful effects on infants. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!