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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...

Posted in Health |

Garlic beats antibiotics in quelling food-borne illness


May 4th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a compound in garlic that is a 100 times more potent than popular antibiotics in combating Campylobacter bacteria, one of the commonest causes ... Read more...

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Gonorrhea cure gets tough as bug grows drug resistant


November 8th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) At a time when the controversy over the antibiotic resistant superbug in the capital's hospitals refuses to die down, Indian researchers have found that the ... Read more...

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Honey brands have antibiotics harmful to health: CSE study (Lead)


September 15th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Leading Indian and foreign brands of honey have high levels of antibiotics, which could pose major health problems and increase resistance to certain drugs, a study by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Antibiotics Can Alter The Good Bacteria: Study


September 15th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): While it is a known fact that taking antibiotics may result in a stomach upset, the latest research study hints at something more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Apart from teeth, sharks have another tool to kill their prey - Deadly bacteria


July 27th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Sharks' finely serrated teeth and their ability to smell blood is fearsome enough, and now scientists have claimed that one can even get harmed by touching the skin ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists seek to reverse bacterial antibiotic resistance


April 26th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) The use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections spurs emergence of resistant strains, forcing the use of additional drugs leading to further multi-drug resistance, according to scientists. Researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Putting an end to bacterial antibiotic resistance


April 26th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 26 (ANI): An American scientist believes some drug combinations can stop or even reverse bacterial antibiotic resistance.Harvard researcher Roy Kishony said: "Normally, when clinicians administer a multi-drug regimen, they do ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Disinfectants make hospital superbugs resistant to antibiotics


December 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has shown that increased use of disinfectants could cause hospital superbugs to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself.Disinfectants are used to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Disinfectants likely to promote growth of superbugs


December 28th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Using disinfectants could cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics as well as the disinfectant itself, according to new research, a finding that may have important implications on ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Why some combination therapies backfire


November 14th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Combination drug therapy has become a staple for treating many infections but the treatment sometimes backfires. Scientists have now identified the reason why certain pairings are counter-productive.Doctors treat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Travel to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh linked to typhoid fever cases in US


August 26th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A study has linked typhoid fever cases in the U.S. to international travel, especially to India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.The study also shows an increase in certain strains ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sweden causing serious environmental harm in India


February 6th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): In a new research, it has been found that Sweden is indirectly causing serious environmental harm in India, as the European country is a major consumer of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human bowel holds ten times more bacteria than previously thought


November 18th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine has revealed that ten times more types of bacteria live in the human bowel than was previously ... Read more...

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Scientists identify antibiotics to enhance gene-silencing tool


July 21st, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 21 (ANI): A class of antibiotics, known as fluoroquinolones can enhance RNA interference, the gene-silencing tool that can treat a variety of diseases if adapted in humans, say ... Read more...

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Bugs never exposed to antibiotics still show resistance against them


June 9th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Scientists have found that bacteria that existed in the soil in 1960s and 70s have developed resistance to an antibiotic they have never seen before.The team looked ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soil ‘ultra-bugs’ have antibiotics for breakfast


April 4th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
London, April 4 (ANI): Researchers at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts have discovered that hundreds of bacteria in the soil literally eat up the world's most potent antibiotics, and are able to ... Read more...

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