Though the patients recovered from Covid, the 'bad' bacteria that entered to lungs through the throat caused side effects.
Early exposure to antibiotics kills healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and can cause asthma and allergies, claims a new study conducted on mice.
According to experts, clinicians should consider using antibiotics in a way that causes least harm to the newborns microbiome -- the community of microbes that live in our body
New York: A common ingredient found in toothpastes and handwashes could make antibiotics less effective in treating conditions like urinary tract infections (UTIs), which, if left untreated, can become life-threatening, say researchers. Triclosan is the active ingredient responsible for the “antibacterial” property which is added to toothpaste, mouthwash, cosmetics. It is even added to clothing, […]
New York: Researchers have found that only 13 per cent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were appropriate. The study, published in The British Journal of Medicine (BMJ), also found that 23 per cent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were inappropriate and 28 per cent were not associated with any diagnosis code at all — suggesting that the […]
New York: Antibiotics are being overused in patients undergoing common urological procedures, which exposes them to potential harm including an increased risk of infection by C. difficile bacteria, researchers warned. Clostridium difficile, often called C. difficile, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhoea to potentially fatal inflammation of the colon. The study […]
New York: Antacids or acid suppressants and antibiotics may alter the type and volume of gut bacteria that have been associated with increased risk of obesity particularly if taken for longer periods in early childhood, warns a new study. The study explored that the structure of gut bacteria has been linked to various aspects of […]
Los Angeles: In a promising find, a team of biologists at the University of California-Los Angeles has discovered thousands of four-and five-drug combinations of antibiotics that are more effective at killing harmful bacteria than the prevailing views suggested. The findings, published in the journal npj Systems Biology and Applications, could be a major step toward […]
New York: Even negligible levels of antibiotics in chicken blood can cause bacterial resistance and sicken people with hard-to-treat infections, suggests new research based on a study of antibiotic resistance in leech’s gut. Microbiologists have long known that the overuse of antibiotics in people and animals leads to antibiotic resistance or the proliferation of germs […]
New York: Long-term antibiotic overuse or misuse may make people drug resistant and vulnerable to infection, impacting cancer treatment efficacy in a negative way, new research suggests. Antibiotic use is known to have a near-immediate impact on our gut microbiota and any negative impact of antibiotics on cancer treatment appears to go back to the […]
London: Children suffering from asthma are unnecessarily prescribed antibiotics for treatment even though guidelines do not support this, new research shows. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. The findings showed that asthma symptoms are often mistaken for […]
New York: Multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children’s development, shows a study. The study found that female mice treated with two classes of widely used childhood antibiotics gained more weight and developed larger bones than untreated mice. However, at the same time both of the antibiotics also disrupted […]
London: The concentration level of antibiotics in rivers around the world exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, says a study. The ‘safe’ limits most frequently exceeded in Asia and Africa, but sites in Europe, North America and South America also had levels of concern showing that antibiotic contamination was a “global problem”, said […]
Toronto: Researchers have found a link between two types of heart problems and one of the most commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics. In a study published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers found that current users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Ciprofloxacin or Cipro, face a 2.4 times greater […]
New York: Antibiotics are not recommended for toothaches, according to a new American Dental Association (ADA) guideline. Patients with toothaches are often prescribed antibiotics by physicians and dentists to help relieve signs and symptoms and prevent progression to a more serious condition. However, the new guideline and accompanying systematic review found that healthy adults experiencing […]