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Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment

Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment Antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery, a study says. The condition, which causes the appendix – a small organ attached to the large intestine – to become inflamed due to a blockage or infection, affects mainly children and teenagers. Appendicitis is currently treated through ... Read More »

New Star-Shaped Polymers May Spell End For Antibiotics

Scientists claim to have developed tiny, star-shaped molecules which may effectively wipe out deadly bacteria that can no longer be killed by current antibiotics. The study holds promise for a new treatment method against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, commonly known as superbugs, researchers said. The star-shaped structures, are short chains of proteins called ‘peptide polymers’, and were created by a team from ... Read More »

Antibiotics that kill gut bacteria also stop growth of new brain cells

We found prolonged antibiotic treatment might impact brain function,” says senior author Susanne Asu Wolf of the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. “But probiotics and exercise can balance brain plasticity and should be considered as a real treatment option.” Wolf first saw clues that the immune system could influence the health and growth of brain cells through research ... Read More »

Antibiotics: Handle with carebiotics

Every five minutes a child dies due to drug-resistant bacteria in the WHO South-East Asia Region. Drugs that were effective in treating deadly diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria etc. are increasingly losing their impact. Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is leading to antibiotic resistance which is emerging as the greatest public health threat. Antibiotics are often not optimally prescribed ... Read More »