Antibiotics

Antibiotics before age 2 associated with childhood health issues

Association of infant antibiotic exposure with childhood health outcomes.

Scientist found hospital water acts as safe sanctuary to drug-resistant bacteria

Scientists from the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG), Kalyani, detected the presence of drug-resistant bacteria in water samples collected from hospital and hospital-associated...

Antibiotic resistant bacteria found in river water

Antibiotic resistance appears to be spreading in the environment. A new study has found a large number of bacteria which are resistant to commonly...

Selenium nanoparticles may act like antibacterial agents

Scientists have found that nanoparticles of selenium, an essential micronutrient, can be used as an antibacterial agent. Selenium is found naturally in wheat, eggs, cheese,...

How heavy metals are helping spread drug resistance

Exposure to cadmium is making typhoid-causing bacteria, Salmonella, stronger and difficult-to-treat with conventional antibiotics, a new study has suggested. Researchers have identified exposure to cadmium...

Prescribing antibiotics for children with cough does not reduce hospitalization risk

Specialists and medical caretakers frequently endorse antibiotics for youngsters with a cough and respiratory disease to avoid return visits, symptoms getting worse or hospitalization. A...

Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics

A group of eight EPFL understudies has concocted a convenient biosensor that can gauge the measure of vancomycin in a patient's bloodstream, empowering specialists...

Biological engineers discover new antibiotic candidates

Scientists at the MIT along with University of Naples Federico II have discovered parts of the protein pepsinogen, a catalyst used to digest food in the...

Children’s drug-resistant bugs could stop common antibiotics working

Rising levels of medication protection in the microorganisms that reason youth contamination could render normal anti-infection agents ineffectual, an investigation cautions. E. coli is in...

Premature birth is associated with changes in mother’s bacteria

An Imperial College London, found that inconspicuous changes to the microscopic organisms introduce in the vagina were unequivocally connected with the mother's waters breaking...