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Molecular testing is a crucial tool for diagnosis, insights to lower antimicrobial resistance burden
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Molecular testing is a crucial tool for diagnosis, insights to lower antimicrobial resistance burden

The utility of molecular testing has been released in the current COVID-19 pandemic, with RT-PCR becoming a household name.

Over 7 lakh people die due to antimicrobial resistance every year; experts recommend better hygiene at home, workplaces
India

Over 7 lakh people die due to antimicrobial resistance every year; experts recommend better hygiene at home, workplaces

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that AMR occurs when bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites change after being exposed to antimicrobial drugs (including antibiotics)

Not only overuse of antibiotics but poor hygiene and sanitation can also result in anti-microbial resistance
Health

Not only overuse of antibiotics but poor hygiene and sanitation can also result in anti-microbial resistance

Researchers found that there is a critical need to improve sanitation and hygiene in both urban and rural areas, to slow down the spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria

COVID-19 pandemic may intensify resistance to antibiotics: Here's what can be done to cope with it
India

COVID-19 pandemic may intensify resistance to antibiotics: Here's what can be done to cope with it

As there is no specific treatment for COVID-19, antibiotics are being used inappropriately to treat symptoms in people confirmed or suspected with COVID-19, increasing the chance of them developing resistant to the antimicrobial treatments

World Ocean Day: Alternative seafood offers twin solution to address food security, planet's health
India

World Ocean Day: Alternative seafood offers twin solution to address food security, planet's health

Are we raking up the intensity of climate change, antimicrobial resistance and future pandemics with the way we're tackling food insecurity, malnutrition, and economic growth?

Compound found effective in killing superbug bacteria causing pneumonia, UTIs
science

Compound found effective in killing superbug bacteria causing pneumonia, UTIs

Multidrug-resistant pathogens are responsible for millions of resistant infections annually.

Antibiotic resistance: A global threat to healthcare that needs collective action
science

Antibiotic resistance: A global threat to healthcare that needs collective action

Antibiotic abuse can be curbed to a great extent if OTC antibiotics without prescriptions are barred.

NGT's reluctance to hold big pharma accountable for polluting Telangana waters unfortunate; body is simply passing the buck
India

NGT's reluctance to hold big pharma accountable for polluting Telangana waters unfortunate; body is simply passing the buck

There will be another case, a few more committees, a couple more in-depth studies until the water pollution crisis in Telangana's Patenchuru area turn as toxic as Delhi's air

WHO categorises antibiotics to promote rational use, combat anti-microbial resistance
World

WHO categorises antibiotics to promote rational use, combat anti-microbial resistance

In a significant revision of antibiotics in the essential medicines' list, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended grouping the drugs into three categories on the basis of their usage to promote their rational use as well as combat anti-microbial resistance.