antibiotic use

Giving babies antibiotics could make them obese later


August 21st, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Babies given antibiotics before they were six months were more likely to be overweight by the age of three, a British study has found.A study of ... Read more...

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China to check antibiotic use


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 6 (IANS) China Tuesday announced plans to curb the overuse of antibiotics.The health ministry will limit the varieties of antibiotics a hospital could have according to its grade ... Read more...

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Open windows could help prevent infections


February 20th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Air conditioning and the ultra-sterile environment in places like hospitals may actually contribute to infections, say experts.Friendly bacteria found outdoors could be recruited to fend off ... 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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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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Take zinc to shake off cold


February 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Take zinc to shake off a nasty cold, a review study says. The latest Cochrane Review found that people who took a zinc syrup solution or lozenge ... 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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Babies prescribed antibiotics face higher asthma risk


January 7th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) Babies under six months who are prescribed antibiotics face up to 70 percent greater risk of developing asthma.In a survey, such infants faced a 40 percent rise in ... Read more...

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Focused policy on antibiotic use soon: Health minister


November 19th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The government is drafting a focused policy on use of antibiotics and the task force preparing the policy document will come up with its report by the ... Read more...

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Docs ‘misuse’ antibiotics when treating patients with respiratory infections


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that doctors frequently misuse antibiotics when treating patients hospitalized with respiratory tract infections (RTIs).The study, which tracked patients in two Pennsylvania hospitals, found ... Read more...

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Repeated antibiotic use alters beneficial gut microbes


September 14th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that repeated use of an antibiotic that is considered generally benign, because users seldom incur obvious side effects, ... Read more...

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Zinc in blood reduces risk of pneumonia in elders by 50 pc: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that normal blood zinc concentrations reduce the risk of pneumonia in elders by 50 percent.The study was led by Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the ... Read more...

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Antibiotic misuse ‘creating new superbugs’


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): Antibiotic misuse can lead to the emergence of new superbugs that might leave doctors without drugs to treat patients, says Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon.During a conference in ... Read more...

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Antibiotic drops most effective, safest way to treat swimmer’s ear


January 21st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): Antibiotic drops are the most effective and safest therapy to use when treating cases of acute otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer's ear, says a new review of ... Read more...

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Antibiotic resistance in natural environment rising despite tighter controls over use


December 24th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 24 (ANI): Newcastle University scientists have found that antibiotic resistance in the natural environment is rising despite tighter controls over our use of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture.Bacterial DNA extracted ... Read more...

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Antibiotic fails to prevent preterm labor


December 1st, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new British study has found that antibiotic azithromycin is ineffective in preventing preterm labour.Scientists at Liverpool looked into the effectiveness of the antibiotic in keeping a check ... Read more...

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Influenza vaccination may help cut antibiotic use


August 21st, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 21 (ANI): A Canadian study suggests that in addition to helping protect against disease, influenza vaccination may also prevent inappropriate antibiotic use.Published in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Disease, ... 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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Flu vaccine keeps students from illness, protects academic performance


December 2nd, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that college students who are vaccinated against influenza appear less likely to develop flu-like illnesses, require related health care visits or experience ... Read more...

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Chest infections, not antibiotics make babies wheeze


August 4th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 4 (IANS) Chest infections, rather than administering antibiotics to babies within first three months of birth, cause wheezing among them a year later, according to the latest study on the ... Read more...

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Stomach bug protects kids from asthma, says study


July 15th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 15 (IANS) Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that causes peptic ulcers and stomach cancers, but it also has its good side. It protects children from asthma, says a new ... Read more...

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Study warns against harmful effects of cough and cold medication on kids


May 31st, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (ANI): Cough and cold medications may have an adverse impact on children less than 2 years, according to a new study.Researchers suggest that physicians need to counsel parents ... Read more...

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US approves new test to detect most prevalent respiratory viruses


January 29th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 29 (ANI): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new test developed at McMaster University, which may make the diagnosis of a nasty cough a lot easier. ... Read more...

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UK Health Secretary calls for stopping antibiotics use for colds


January 9th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
London, January 9 (ANI): British Secretary of State for Health Alan Johnson has said that doctors should stop prescribing antibiotics for coughs, colds and sore throats because their overuse is increasing the ... Read more...

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Tamiflu best to treat, prevent influenza in kids 1 and above


November 16th, 2007 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new data has revealed that antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is effective for treatment and prevention of influenza in children 1 year and older, particularly if given within 24 ... Read more...

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