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New approach for treating urinary tract infections


August 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, Aug 17 (IANS) Scientists have worked out an effective new approach to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) by dumping antibiotics.It involves so-called FimH antagonists, which are non-antibiotic compounds and ... Read more...

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Elton John hospitalised for respiratory infection


May 25th, 2012 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Elton John had to be rushed to a hospital here due to a respiratory infection.The "Candle in the wind" singer was rushed to the ... Read more...

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Bug’s signal helps its army as also alert target


December 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) A signal emanating from invading bugs not only helps them organise but also alerts their intended target, the rice plants, to activate their defence mechanisms! This ... Read more...

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is free of cancer


October 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by BNO News
CARACAS (BNO NEWS) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on Thursday said he is free of cancer after returning from Cuba where he underwent medical tests. It concludes several months of treatment.Chávez said ... Read more...

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Body chemical may help critically ill to improve


August 4th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 4 (IANS) The presence of a natural chemical in the body, procalcitonin (PCT), may be an effective way to improve the results of critically ill patients, a latest ... Read more...

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Antibiotics ‘do little to alleviate acute cough’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A Cardiff University study has found that prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery.Acute ... 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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Cholera epidemic in Haiti may exceed UN projections: Study


March 16th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.16 (ANI): The cholera epidemic in Haiti will exceed UN projections, reveals a new study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Harvard Medical School.The United Nations' ... Read more...

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Antibiotic found promising in irritable bowel syndrome


January 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) There is some good news for those with irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, which affects one in five people, with antibiotics offering relief from the painful condition, which ... Read more...

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Bacteria that may have a key role in hardening of arteries identified


January 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have identified specific bacteria that may have a key role in vascular pathogenesis, specifically atherosclerosis, or what is commonly referred to as 'hardening of the arteries'.Using tissue ... Read more...

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‘Watchful waiting’ appropriate treatment for many kids with ear infections


December 18th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Researchers at Ben-Gurion University have said that for many children suffering from acute otitis media, the most appropriate treatment is "watchful waiting" instead of using antibiotics immediately.Currently, watchful ... 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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Mosquitoes themselves may one day become anti-malaria `syringes’


August 30th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
By Ernest Gill Berlin, Aug 30 (DPA) A team of German scientists may have discovered a "needle-free" malaria vaccine by combining antibiotics with malaria-infected mosquitoes - effectively using mosquitoes themselves as "syringes".If successful, ... Read more...

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Reshaping gut microbiome could pave way for bowel disease treatments


August 24th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that reshaping gut microbiome could pave way for future treatment of bowel diseases in humans.The human gut microbiome is unique to each individual and can ... Read more...

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New medical weapons against anthrax attacks


June 24th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) The 2001 anthrax attacks in the US are fostering development of a new generation of vaccines and antibiotics to protect people against deadly bacteria in future bio-terrorist incidents. ... 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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Antibiotic regimen found effective for Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis


April 29th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A combination of antibiotics has been found to be an effective treatment for Chlamydia-induced reactive arthritis, a major step forward in the management, and possibly cure, of this ... Read more...

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Antibiotics can prevent gastric cancer


March 13th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Japanese scientists have found that it is possible to eradicate Helicobacter pylori infections by using antibiotics.H. pylori can cause stomach ulcers and, in extreme cases, gastric cancer.Seiji Shiota ... Read more...

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Screening and treating chlamydia in teen girls doesn’t reduce its prevalence


January 8th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): Repeated testing and treatment of chlamydia in urban teenage girls does not reduce the prevalence of the infection, revealed a long-term study by Indiana University School of Medicine ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for Chlamydia vaccine


November 17th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Vaccine against Chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans, may not be far away, thanks to a new discovery by scientists.A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy ... Read more...

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Early detection, quick anthrax treatment can saves lives


July 25th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Early detection and quick treatment can save nearly 87pct of people affected from anthrax, finds a new study.The researchers suggest that any delay beyond three days would overwhelm ... Read more...

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Weird sex, secret of bacterial resistance to antibiotics


July 6th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Thanks to their weird sex life, disease-causing bacteria are developing resistance to antibiotics, says a new study. According to William Hanage, study co-author from Imperial College, London (ICL): "Bacteria ... Read more...

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Blood test, better communication helps cut over-prescription of antibiotics


May 22nd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that use of simple blood test and improving communication skills would help doctors prescribe fewer antibiotics to patients.The joint trial from Cardiff University ... Read more...

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Outbreak of Anthrax in Andhra Pradesh


May 10th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, May 10 (ANI): Outbreak of Anthrax in the remote areas has been reported from Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.According to the Labburu Primary Health Centre, nearly 51 cases of Anthrax are ... Read more...

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Jacko ‘too thin’ for O2 residency, say docs


May 6th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Michael Jackson is "too thin" and should gain weight before his mammoth O2 residency, according to medics.Doctors say that the erstwhile King of Pop is 20lb ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson should gain weight before shows: doctors


May 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Doctors have warned pop star Michael Jackson that he needs to gain weight ahead of his 50 live shows starting July 8. Jackson, 50, who is undergoing antibiotic ... Read more...

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Antibiotic treatment may offer cystic fibrosis treatment


April 8th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr8 (ANI): Researchers from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a novel antibiotic treatment for human genetic diseases, including cystic fibrosis (CF).By modifying the properties of the antibiotic gentamicin, commonly used ... Read more...

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Breakthrough study may lead to new ways to battle C-Diff superbug


March 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have achieved a major breakthrough that may pave the way for new approaches to combat superbug Clostridium difficile (C-diff), a spore-forming bacterium that was discovered in ... Read more...

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Zinc zipper key to antibiotic-resistant hospital-acquired infections


December 5th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, December 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) in America have found that zinc plays a key role in hospital-acquired infections, which are resistant to traditional antibiotic treatment. The ... Read more...

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New species of leprosy bacterium identified


November 25th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Through genetic analysis of a pair of lethal infections, scientists have identified a new species of bacterium that causes leprosy.The researchers named the new species Mycobacterium lepromatosis.Lead ... Read more...

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Using antibiotics for cough and cold increases superbug resistance


September 11th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 11 (ANI): The British Governments Health Protection Agency is urging people not to seek antibiotic treatment for cough and cold problems that are caused by viruses, warning that this ... Read more...

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‘Superbug’ breast infections controllable in nursing mothers


September 1st, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 1 (IANS) 'Superbug' induced breast infections among nursing mothers can be conrolled even with existing treatment, according to new research.'Superbugs' are microbes that become highly resistant to drugs. For ... Read more...

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Gut-boosting molecule that can battle stubborn bugs unveiled


September 1st, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 1 (ANI): Researchers in New York have found a gut-boosting molecule that can be mixed with antibiotics to fight off stubborn bugs.A research team led by Katharina Brandl ... Read more...

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Simple antibiotics can battle ”Superbug” breast infections in nursing mothers


September 1st, 2008 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): New research by UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians suggests that conservative treatment can deal with breast infections cause by the "superbug" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nursing ... Read more...

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