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Coconut oil combats tooth decay


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic that attacks the bacteria causing tooth decay. It could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists.Researchers from the ... Read more...

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Disarming bugs can combat antibiotic resistance


April 5th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Disarming harmful bugs could be a better way to combat antibiotic resistance than by killing them, says a new study. Research led by Monash University in ... Read more...

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Dental bugs may trigger fatal heart condition


March 26th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) Mouth bugs seeping into the bloodstream can cause blood clots and trigger endocarditis or inflammation of heart's inner tissues, which could be fatal.Infective endocarditis is treated ... Read more...

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Antibiotics ineffective against viral sinus infections


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 22 (IANS) As antibiotics are ineffective against a vast majority of sinus infections caused by viruses, they should not be used in their treatment, new guidelines released by ... Read more...

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Drugs checkmating cancer may combat resistant bugs


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) Drugs that checkmate cancer could also combat pathogens that have become highly resistant to antibiotics - a problem spreading globally. "Our study found that certain proteins, ... Read more...

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Nutrition-starved bugs become resistant to antibiotics


November 18th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Bugs starved of nutrition during infection become resistant to nearly every type of antibiotics, even if they are exposed to some of them for the first ... Read more...

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Antibiotic shows promise in silencing resistant bugs


October 30th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Antibiotics are still the primary mode of overcoming infections but they are becoming less and less effective against bugs causing them, new research says.A University of ... Read more...

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Delhi government meeting on superbug Friday


October 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia would Friday meet all stakeholders and discuss issues related to the alleged prevalence of antibiotic-resistant superbug in the city."We will ... Read more...

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‘Some two lakh babies die of infection per year’


October 5th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) As many as 190,000 babies die in the first four weeks of birth every year in India due to a bacterial infection acquired in the ... Read more...

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Don’t undermine superbug’s presence: Former ICMR chief


October 4th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Even as the health ministry has denied any threat by superbug NDM-1 alleged to be found in Delhi's sewage and drinking water, former Indian Council ... Read more...

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Antibiotics panel’s recommendations yet to be followed


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) An expert panel's recommendations that will lay down the national policy on antibiotics are yet to be notified by the health ministry, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Roads speed up deadly superbug spread


September 30th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Villages along the roads had greater presence of resistant strains of E. coli bug than rural clusters away from roads, says a new study.The study shows ... Read more...

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Hospital-acquired infections high in India: Study


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Hospitals in India have a high burden of infections in their intensive care units (ICU) and general wards where patients recuperate, a study said Thursday."In ... Read more...

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Track public health trends, through Twitter


July 7th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) Twitter allows millions of social media fans to comment in 140 characters or less on just about anything - from an actor's outlandish behaviour to an ... Read more...

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Scientists crack secret of superbug’s resistance


April 29th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Scientists seem to have cracked the secret of MRSA superbug's resistance, potentially opening the way for improved drugs to fight infections.The superbug kills hundreds of patients ... Read more...

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Now, ‘artificial nose’ to sniff out bacterial infections!


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have developed an artificial 'nose' that can diagnose bacterial infections in only a few hours.The artificial nose is an array of 36 cross-reactive pigment dots that change ... Read more...

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Combination therapy shows promise in treating devastating cystic fibrosis


April 25th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that an over-the-counter drug used to treat diarrhea combined with minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, could one day change the ... Read more...

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Honey can help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics


April 13th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A study has found that Manuka honey could help in clearing chronically infected wounds, and even in reversing bacterial resistance to antibiotics.Professor Rose Cooper from the University of ... Read more...

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Antibiotic-resistant superbugs ‘could take us to pre-Penicillin era’


April 7th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 7 (ANI): The World Health Organisation has warned that the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs threatens to take us to pre-Penicillin era where even the smallest infection could be deadly.The overuse ... Read more...

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WHO calls for dealing with multi-drug resistant microbes


April 7th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As the World Health Day is being observed Thursday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) called for attention towards growing drug resistance in microbes due to ... Read more...

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Antibiotics do little to ease acute cough


March 25th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on easing its symptoms or speeding recovery.Clinicians and patients link ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new strategy to control antibiotic resistance


March 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Scientists have taken lessons from Adam Smith and Charles Darwin to devise a new strategy that could one day slow, possibly even prevent, the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.In ... Read more...

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How bacteria communicate with each other


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 03 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a pathway whereby bacteria communicate with each other.The discovery has important implications for efforts to cope with the ... Read more...

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Bacteria-killing paper for next-generation food packaging


February 20th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 20 (IANS) Food could get a longer shelf life using "killer paper," a new packaging material made of anti-bacterial nanoparticles, scientists at Israel's Bar-Ilan University have reported.Aharon Gedanken and colleagues ... Read more...

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Zinc ‘can treat the common cold’


February 16th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A team of scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, believes that zinc supplements can reduce the severity and duration of illness caused by the common cold.The findings, based on ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate molecule that helps produce proteins


February 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Scientists have isolated a molecular assistant called Spy that helps bugs produce proteins for medical and industrial purposes.Bacteria are widely used to manufacture proteins used in medicine and ... Read more...

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Vaccine to prevent gastritis, ulcer disease, gastric cancer on the anvil


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island (URI) and EpiVax. Inc. have identified a potential vaccine that could treat gastritis, ulcer disease ... Read more...

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Deadly superbugs can come from animal farms too


January 26th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): It's not only hospitals, superbugs could be also coming from our animal farms, suggests a new study.Ludek Zurek and collaborators from Kansas and North Carolina State Universities have ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to developing vaccine for MRSA


January 17th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one step closer to developing a vaccine for life threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint ... Read more...

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Scientists find new way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that treating municipal wastewater solids at higher temperatures could be an effective tool in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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Secret of bacteria’s immune system unlocked


November 5th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): Scientists have just unlocked the secret of bacteria's immune system.The team led by Professor Sylvain Moineau of Université Laval's Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Bioinformatics showed that this ... Read more...

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Scientists voice concern over new ’superbugs’


October 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists worldwide have voiced their concerns regarding the health threat caused by a fresh generation of so-called superbugs.For instance, the gene NDM-1's ability to affect different bacteria and ... Read more...

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How bacteria become resistant to antibiotics


October 6th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A recent study by two Florida State University biochemists has found that bacteria have an innate ability to produce a large variety of proteins, which make them remarkably ... Read more...

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Death of 3 babies in Britain linked to superbug


August 31st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): Superbug, which is resistant to common antibiotics, has taken life of three babies at one of Britain's leading hospitals.The babies in the hospital's neo-natal unit were infected with ... Read more...

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3 years old ‘Indian’ superbug not as horrible as feared: Expert


August 18th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August (ANI): An expert has said that the NDM-1 bacteria, which are resistant to almost all antibiotics, is already three years old and may not be as horrible as feared."Our ... Read more...

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