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Salmonella: Scientists find a way to treat brain tumour by using food poisoning bacteria

Tests in rat models with extreme cases of the disease showed a remarkable 20 percent survival rate over 100 days - roughly equivalent to 10 human years - with the tumours going into complete remission. 

Jan 13, 2017, 09:12 AM IST

Antibiotics may boost harmful gut bacteria

Gastroenteritis is a common side effect of taking antibiotics.

Jun 16, 2016, 16:22 PM IST

Novel nanotherapy may beat antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'

Previous research has shown that metal nanoparticles - created from gold and silver, among other metals - can be effective at combating antibiotic resistant infections, but can indiscriminately damage surrounding cells as well.

Jan 19, 2016, 16:46 PM IST

Harmful bacteria can survive in cookies for months

Focusing on cookie and cracker sandwiches, the researchers put the salmonella into four types of fillings found in cookies or crackers and placed them into storage.

Dec 27, 2015, 19:45 PM IST

Telangana government lab testing samples of KFC products

The Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) of Telangana government is testing the samples of food giant KFC's products following allegations that they contain harmful bacteria.

Jun 27, 2015, 23:06 PM IST

Genetically engineered bacteria can treat cancer

 A bacterium that causes severe food poisoning and leads to sepsis and death in humans can be genetically modified to treat cancer safely, says new research.

Apr 15, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

Munching on peanuts can help ward off foodborne illnesses

Consuming peanuts may help prevent foodborne illnesses caused by intestinal bacterial pathogens, claims a new study.

Apr 06, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

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. 

Mar 23, 2015, 08:28 AM IST

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.

Oct 21, 2014, 09:38 AM IST

Asiad 2014: Athlete lunches dumped after salmonella scare

Asian Games organisers prevented a potential mass outbreak of food poisoning after salmonella was detected in lunch boxes prepared for athletes, officials said Monday.

Sep 22, 2014, 10:28 AM IST

Why Salmonella bacteria is a near perfect killer

Researchers have said that once Salmonella bacteria get into food processing facility, and have an opportunity to form a biofilm on surfaces, it is likely to be extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible, to kill it.

Jan 16, 2014, 13:35 PM IST

How curd could help treat upset tummies

A probiotic bacterium which is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome has been found to soothe gut bacterial infections caused by salmonella.

Jul 19, 2013, 08:38 AM IST

Raw curry leaves cause salmonella poisoning in UK

British health authorities have advised the public to cook curry leaves thoroughly if they are to be used in recipes as using them raw, may risk infection.

Jun 20, 2013, 17:13 PM IST

Salmonella cases drop after vaccination drive

Mass vaccination drives have brought about a sharp drop in salmonella cases since the late 1990s, according to the latest finding.

Jan 17, 2013, 15:58 PM IST

Oz: KFC to pay $8.3 mn for causing brain damage

Monika Samaan’s family claimed the girl contracted salmonella poisoning from a KFC chicken wrap in 2005.

Apr 27, 2012, 16:04 PM IST

Food poisoning could have lifelong consequences

Victims of food poisoning may develop a host of lengthy illnesses, including diabetes, arthritis, kidney failure and high blood pressure, experts say.

Mar 21, 2012, 22:56 PM IST

Malaria patients at high risk of bacterial infections

Scientists have for the first time revealed why malaria patients are at high risk of developing fatal bacterial infections.

Dec 19, 2011, 13:16 PM IST

Deadly bugs lurk in raw vegetables

Even with repeated washing it might not be possible to remove the germs.

Aug 16, 2011, 16:40 PM IST

Scientists find new superbug strain of salmonella

Scientists have identified an emerging "superbug" strain of salmonella that is highly resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin.

Aug 04, 2011, 08:40 AM IST

Scientists find new superbug strain of salmonella

Scientists have identified an emerging "superbug" strain of salmonella that is highly resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin.

Aug 04, 2011, 00:00 AM IST