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Antibiotic resistance caused 1.2 million deaths in 2019: AMR and its link to COVID-19 explained
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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.

River water all around the world are overflowing with antibiotics: new study
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River water all around the world are overflowing with antibiotics: new study

People are increasingly resistant to antibiotics and their presence in the rivers are dangerous for aquatic animals.

Mumbai's chickens are host to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, pose serious health risk: Report
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Mumbai's chickens are host to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, pose serious health risk: Report

Daily feeding of antibiotics to poultry creates high resistance which directly affects human beings health.

Device detects bacteria in minutes, cuts down wait time, ensures better patient care
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Device detects bacteria in minutes, cuts down wait time, ensures better patient care

Researchers can now detect bacteria and their shape, can't pinpoint the type of species.