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This new nose drop could help prevent meningitis!

This new nose drop could help prevent meningitis!

 This nose drop could help prevent meningitis, a deadly inflammation of the brain's outer membrane, and other infections.

Is it unhealthy to blow out birthday candles? - Find out

Is it unhealthy to blow out birthday candles? - Find out

During the experiment, it was observed that there was an enormous growth of bacteria on the cake frosting after one blows on them (with certain people spreading more bacteria than others).

Common disinfectant may cause antibiotic resistance: Study

Common disinfectant may cause antibiotic resistance: Study

Triclosan has been the cause for some concern which has led to a ban across the EU and US in its use in hygiene products (hand, skin and body washes), researchers said.

Patients suffering from tuberculosis may soon have new treatment

Patients suffering from tuberculosis may soon have new treatment

Researchers of the Cornell University discovered a key metabolic mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria which could lead to new drugs for treating tuberculosis.

Here's how you can enjoy an acne-free monsoon

Here's how you can enjoy an acne-free monsoon

The simple skin abscesses, a swollen area containing an accumulation of pus, is caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria.

Magnetic microbots to remove harmful bacteria from water developed

Magnetic microbots to remove harmful bacteria from water developed

Drinking water contaminated with pathogenic bacteria can cause serious illnesses that, in areas with spotty medical services, are potentially life-threatening without proper treatment.

NASA keeps a close check for bag bugs on space station to ensure clean living environments

NASA keeps a close check for bag bugs on space station to ensure clean living environments

Mark Ott, a microbiologist at NASA's Johnson Space Center, said in a statement,"Once every three months, we sample from two locations in each module of the US segment of the station."

Reusing plastic bottles could do you more harm than good

Reusing plastic bottles could do you more harm than good

That's because the plastic bottle you're constantly replenishing isn't made to be re-filled - meaning it could have the potential to leach chemicals and harbour harmful bacteria.

Man dies after tattoo gets infected with flesh eating bacteria

Man dies after tattoo gets infected with flesh eating bacteria

A 31-year-old man has died after his tattoo became infected with flesh-eating bacteria that live in ocean water

This is how bacteria in your body triggers diabetes

This is how bacteria in your body triggers diabetes

Metabolic syndrome, which has become far more common due to a rise in obesity rates among adults, is a leading risk factor for many serious, life-threatening diseases, including Type-2 diabetes and heart disease.

Researchers develop paper-based clothes to fight bacterial infections

Researchers develop paper-based clothes to fight bacterial infections

Researchers have invented an inexpensive and effective way to sanitise surfaces.

Superbugs: Komodo dragon blood may help overcome antibiotic resistance

Superbugs: Komodo dragon blood may help overcome antibiotic resistance

Researchers at George Mason University have developed a new way to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria while spurring the body's cells to heal cuts faster.

Cure for antibiotic resistant infections is here

Cure for antibiotic resistant infections is here

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University found that the unusual approach of removing antibodies from the blood stream reduced the effects of chronic infections, the requirement for days spent in hospital and the use of antibiotics.

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.