Is washing hands the way to fight antibiotic resistance?
According to research, hygiene and antibiotic use interact. As hygiene levels improve, antibiotic use has less of an impact on the evolution of antibacterial resistance
Explained: Why Europe is experiencing shortages of antibiotic and what can be done
A survey of community pharmacists in 27 European countries in 2021 confirmed that medicine shortages are still a problem. They are, however, the result of well-known demand and supply issues
Britain’s Health Secretary Thérèse Coffey shared antibiotics with a friend: What does the law say
The British Medical Association described Thérèse Coffey’s actions as ‘not only potentially dangerous, but also against the law’ as antibiotics are ‘prescription-only medicines’, and sharing them raises several concerns
Antibiotic resistance caused 1.2 million deaths in 2019: AMR and its link to COVID-19 explained
A new study covering 204 countries showed that at least 1.2 million people died in 2019 due to drug-resistant bacterial infections, ahead of both HIV and malaria
New Zealand man shocked to find cockroach living in his ear for 3 days, shares ordeal online
The man identified as Zane Wedding thought his left ear was clogged after he had gone for a swim recently
New drug resistant fungus claims 2 lives in Delhi: What you need to know about Aspergillus Lentulus
Both the patients had COPD, and neither of them seemed to respond to the antibiotic or antifungal treatment they were administered. Both died during the treatment.
Higher antibiotic doses might overcome drug resistance, but may strengthen certain bacteria
Antimicrobial resistance has been predicted to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.
Oxford to research antibiotic resistance after receiving £100 million donation
Increasing antibiotic resistance already causes 1.5 million excess deaths each year, the University of Oxford has said.
What are antivitamins and how can they help in treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections
Antivitamins K, B9 and B12 drugs are already used for their medical applications — stopping blood clotting, suppressing cancer and microbial growth
Antibiotics increase risk of inflammatory diseases; scientists find new protein in nervous system to treat them
With this study, the scientists concluded that doctors need to look for risk factors associated with IBD before prescribing antibiotics to the patients needlessly
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) study shows increased mortality in COVID-19 patients just as ICMR widens its use in India
The study suggests that HCQ should not be used against COVID-19 outside of clinical trials at this point.
Coronavirus outbreak a trailer of what anti-microbial resistance can do tomorrow; it's time to limit intake of antibiotics before it's too late
Experts dealing with anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have feared uncontrollable pathogens — bacteria as well as viruses — much before COVID-19 spread across the globe
Bangladesh medical team says Ivermectin with antibiotic Doxycycline works to treat COVID-19 patients
This drug combination was tried on 60 patients and they were tested negative in four days with 50 percent reduction of symptoms in three days.
A small trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating Coronavirus infected patients
People suffering from malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are facing shortages due to the belief that hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19.
5 foods that are actually making your cough and cold worse
Once you catch a cold, you are quite likely to stock up on soups, decongestants, etc to deal with the symptoms. But what about things you shouldn’t do?
Antibiotic resistance and cancer: six surprising places scientists are looking for new drugs
Scientists announced the discovery of a novel antibiotic produced by bacteria living inside a roundworm.
World Antibiotic Resistance Awareness Week: India has a grave need for antibiotic awareness
AMR occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat drugs which have been designed to kill them.
Is it really OK to eat food that's fallen on the floor, even if it's in five seconds?
It doesn't matter how long the food was on the floor but how infested with bacteria the floor is.
Cannabidiol could be used as an antibiotic against bacteria that cause serious infections
While there is limited data to suggest Cannabidiol can kill bacteria, the drug has not been thoroughly investigated.
New vaccine against anthrax powers immune system to fight the toxin and its spores
The other vaccines available in the market are only useful if the spores germinate and release their toxins.