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Bugs filch copper to spread urinary infections


July 9th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Bugs causing serious urinary tract infections stay ahead of the immune system by filching copper to prevent the metal from being used against them, says a ... Read more...

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Zinc-antibiotic saves kids with pneumonia


February 8th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 8 (IANS) Respiratory tract infections, including pneumonia, are the biggest killers of children under five years old. But standard antibiotic therapy, given to children with zinc, improved ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how superbug turns killer


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have revealed how a common hospital pathogen turns into a deadly superbug, killing more and more patients worldwide.A mutation in the Clostridium difficile causes potentially ... Read more...

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Antibiotics have long-lasting impacts on gut bacteria: Study


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Researchers of a new study have concluded that antibiotics leave long-term impacts on gut flora.The scientists say that short courses of antibiotics prescribed to treat pathogenic bacteria can ... Read more...

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Blocking bacteria’s ‘death signal’ could treat severe bone disease


September 7th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a surface molecule on bacteria which instructs bone cells to die could be the target for new treatments for bone disease.Blocking the death signal ... Read more...

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Early antibiotic treatment for chronic disorder shows improvement


May 26th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Medical experts have discovered that if patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were treated with antibiotics at an early stage, they showed more improvement compared to ... Read more...

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Chemical compound effective in destroying antibiotic-resistant biofilms


April 9th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A chemical compound that, when used in conjunction with conventional antibiotics, is effective in destroying biofilms produced by antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as the Staphylococcus strain MRSA ... Read more...

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Skateboarding can cause serious foot, ankle injuries


August 27th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): The thrill of skateboarding might give rise to severe foot and ankle injuries among kids and young adults, warn experts from American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons ... Read more...

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Novel anti-infection technology to help soldiers wounded during wars


July 5th, 2009 - 10:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): Soldiers would soon be able to avoid infection on any injury they sustain during wars, thanks to a new anti-infection technology developed by West Virginia University researchers.Dr. ... Read more...

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Probiotics effective in avoiding diarrhea caused by antibiotics, infection


December 18th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found credible evidence to prove that probiotics are effective in avoiding diarrhea resulting from antibiotic use ... Read more...

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Bleeding gums up heart attack risk


September 11th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 11 (ANI): Poor dental hygiene and bleeding gums can put you at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, according to a new research.According to the study, which ... Read more...

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MRSA threat linked to more severe bone infections, health complications in kids


June 30th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that the emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a key pathogen has resulted in more complications and ... Read more...

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