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India largest user antibiotic meant for multi-drug resistant bacteria, says report

Jul 15, 2014

India largest user antibiotic meant for multi-drug resistant bacteria, says report

A recent study has shown that India is the largest user of an antibiotic called carbapenems meant only as a "last resort drug" for fatal multi-drug resistant bacteria. #Life #India #NewsTracker #Antibiotic #multi-drug resistant bacteria #Ramanan Laxminarayanan
Resistance to antibiotics rising, common infections could soon kill: WHO

May 01, 2014

Resistance to antibiotics rising, common infections could soon kill: WHO

WHO's report also found worrying rates of resistance in other bacteria, including common cases of pneumonia and gonorrhea. #OnOurMind #WHO #Antibiotics #bacteria #Drug resistance
Revive public sector pharmaceutical firms: panel

Aug 16, 2013

Revive public sector pharmaceutical firms: panel

The parliamentary committee observed that the absence of a robust public sector health service has impeded the universalisation of healthcare. #India #Health #PolicyWatch #Shanta Kumar #Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd #IDPL
Now, antibiotics to be replaced by deadly bug-killer

Jul 24, 2012

Now, antibiotics to be replaced by deadly bug-killer

Scientists have discovered the structure and operating procedures of a deadly bug killer, a breakthrough crowning a 40-year quest to replace antibiotics in therapies. #ThisisNext #Antibiotic #PlyC
WHO warns against drug-resistant form of gonorrhea

Jun 06, 2012

WHO warns against drug-resistant form of gonorrhea

The UN health agency is urging governments and doctors to step up surveillance of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea, a bacterial infection that can cause inflammation, infertility, pregnancy complications and, in extreme cases, lead to maternal death. #Sexually transmitted disease #HealthBuzz #Gonorrhea #Antibiotic #Crede procedure #Cephalosporin

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Issue of antibiotic resistance concerns us all, why are we so lax?

Sep 08, 2011

Issue of antibiotic resistance concerns us all, why are we so lax?

Anti-microbial resistance is a public health hazard which needs to be tackled with urgency. But the ministry is busy with bureaucratic solutions to scientific problems. #HowThisWorks #Medicine #Pharmaceutical industry #Antibiotics

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Issue of antibiotic resistance concerns us all, why are we so lax?

Jul 14, 2014

Well: We Are Our Bacteria

A medical researcher’s new book links a rise in diseases and other ailments to the changing composition of microbes in the gut, primarily blaming antibiotics for the connection...
Issue of antibiotic resistance concerns us all, why are we so lax?

Jul 25, 2014

'Superbug' CRE spreads, treatment for other bacteria impending

There's good news and bad news in the world of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs," today...
Issue of antibiotic resistance concerns us all, why are we so lax?

Jul 11, 2014

Study finds alarming global rise in use of antibiotics

Antibiotic use has surged by 36% worldwide in a decade, much of it unwarranted, according to a new study...
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