Tag Archives: Antibiotic

Antibiotic link to bowel cancer precursor

People who take antibiotics for a long time are more likely to develop growths on the bowel which can be a precursor to cancer, a study suggests. Researchers say this adds to emerging evidence that the diversity of bugs in the gut could have role in the development of tumours. Their paper appears in the journal Gut. But experts warn ... Read More »

Why India needs to worry about the antibiotic resistance threat

NN | Antibiotic use has a downside — the more often these drugs are used, the more quickly bugs outsmart them. The recent death in US of a woman due to a superbug, likely contracted in India, has reignited the debate over antibiotic resistant bacteria. Here’s why this threat is real. Stay updated on the go with Times of India ... Read More »

Use of antibiotic needs to be brought down

Use of antibiotic needs to be brought down There is an overall decline in antibiotic effectiveness across the world. While the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic resistance is responsible for more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the US, the `State of the World’s Antibiotics2015′ estimates that 58,000 neonatal sepsis ... Read More »

Antibiotic History Of A Hospital Bed May Increase A Patient’s Risk Of Infection: Study

If the previous occupant of a hospital bed received antibiotics, the next patient who uses that bed may be at higher risk for a severe form of infectious diarrhea, according to a new study. Clostridium difficile (C. diff) diarrhea causes 27,000 deaths each year in the US Hospital patients taking antibiotics are particularly at risk for it, say the authors ... Read More »

New Antibiotic Gel May Cure Ear Infections In Children: Study

Mommy-To-Be Kareena Kapoor Khan Is Boldly Changing Bollywood Norms (LiveinStyle.com by Diageo) EMAIL PRINT COMMENTS With the gel, a doctor can administer entire antibiotic course all at once. (Representational Image) NEW YORK:  A single dose of a bio-engineered gel, developed by US researchers, could deliver a full course of antibiotic therapy for a common childhood ear infection, a pre-clinical study ... Read More »