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How excessive use of antibiotics creates cause of drug resistance in humans

How excessive use of antibiotics creates cause of drug resistance in humans. Watch this video to know more.

Jun 12, 2019, 07:56 AM IST

Antibiotic overuse is high in common urology procedures: Study

Antibiotics should be given for no more than 24 hours following most urological procedures.

Dec 24, 2018, 14:03 PM IST

UK man caught with world's 'worst-ever' case of super-gonorrhoea. What is super-gonorrhoea?

A man in the United Kingdom has been infected with the worst-ever case of gonorrhoea in the world. 

Mar 29, 2018, 14:49 PM IST

This new antibiotic may help fight superbug infection

Researchers successfully created a simplified, synthesised form of "teixobactin" -- a natural antibiotic capable of killing superbugs, discovered by US scientists in soil samples in 2015.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:02 PM IST

Drugs prescribed to hospitalized children are often inappropriate: Study

These patterns contradict current recommendations for appropriate prophylactic antibiotic use.

Mar 22, 2018, 15:31 PM IST

New test may prevent antibiotic resistances from spreading

 Scientists have developed a new "rapid test" that produces a cheaper and faster diagnosis on infectious diseases in just three hours thus preventing antibiotic resistances from spreading.

Mar 15, 2018, 13:15 PM IST

Scientists discover new antibiotic family in soil

The researchers from Rockefeller University in New York used a gene sequencing technique to analyse more than 1,000 soil samples, the BBC reported on Tuesday. 

Feb 14, 2018, 19:28 PM IST

64 percent of antibiotics being sold in India haven't been regulated: UK study

Antibiotic resistance is slowly gaining momentum as a global crisis.

Feb 05, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

Alternative drugs for mild infections could combat superbugs

Doctors are often quick to prescribe strong antibiotics for mild infections, helping bacteria evolve resistance to even the most potent drugs.

Jan 01, 2018, 18:00 PM IST

This is what antibiotic resistant bacteria are

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health challenges and threatens the ability to effectively fight infectious diseases including pneumonia and tuberculosis.
 

Dec 21, 2017, 14:27 PM IST

Nanoparticles may be solution against antibiotic resistance

The lung is so significantly damaged that patients often die or need to have a lung transplant. Permanent treatment with inhaled antibiotics play a considerable part in this. 
 

Dec 16, 2017, 12:39 PM IST

Fast food chains should avoid antibiotics in chicken

Prasad also called for strong guidelines for the fast food chains in India so that the burning issue of health hazards by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can be tackled.
 

Nov 22, 2017, 19:40 PM IST

Health Ministry sets maximum permissible limits of antibiotics in meat

Maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs are prescribed for chicken.

Nov 20, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

India now has the technique to reverse antibiotic resistance, thanks to IIT Roorkee

Bacteria that becomes resistant to drug uses a system called efflux pumps that act as tiny motors to flush out the antibiotic from the cells.
 

Nov 10, 2017, 17:54 PM IST

Antibiotic resistance: Can it be reversed?

Findings imply that if chemicals could be developed to inhibit beta-lactamase enzymes, a significant proportion of antibiotic resistance could successfully be reversed.

Oct 23, 2017, 19:04 PM IST

76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study

The increasing number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a rapidly growing global problem. 

Oct 16, 2017, 13:39 PM IST

Antibiotics for dental procedures may up superbug infection risk

Dentists write more than 24.5 million prescriptions for antibiotics a year. And many of those antibiotics are likely unnecessary, the researchers said.

Oct 07, 2017, 14:26 PM IST

Global shortage of antibiotics, may impact treatment options: WHO

There are also very few oral antibiotics in the pipeline, yet these are essential formulations for treating infections outside hospitals or in resource-limited settings.

Sep 20, 2017, 12:21 PM IST

Scientists developing tool to help differentiate between bacterial and viral infections

Researchers identified 11 genetic markers in blood that accurately distinguished between viral and bacterial infections.

Jul 29, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

Half of Australian children prescribed antibiotics in first year

We found that by the age of one year, half of all infants had been prescribed at least one course of antibiotics and one in eight infants had been prescribed three or more courses of antibiotics, Burgner told Xinhua on Friday.

Jul 28, 2017, 12:00 PM IST