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Tag: Infections

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Staying hygienic cuts risk of common infections by 50%: Study

London: Researchers have found that improved everyday hygiene practices, such as hand-washing, reduces the risk of common infections by up to 50 per cent, thus reducing the need for antibiotics by up to 30 per cent. As witnessed during the recent global efforts to delay the spread of COVID-19, hygiene practices, including hand-washing, have become […]

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Over 50,000 children die every year in India due to antibiotic resistance

New Delhi: Antibiotic-resistant infections are spreading wings in India, killing over 58,000 children every year, while uncontrolled dumping of untreated urban waste into water bodies is affecting aquatic life and environment. With some of the highest antibiotic resistant bacteria that commonly cause infections in the community and healthcare facilities, India suffers severely, reminds Centre for Disease […]

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Even low levels of antibiotics in chicken can cause bacterial resistance

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 […]

Make a splash this summer - with some precautions

New Delhi: In this scorching summer, a cool splash in a nearby swimming pool is what adults and kids are rushing for. But shared by many people at a time, swimming pools can be fraught with infections and diseases. Doctors caution against common swimming pool infections that are rampant during this time of the year. […]

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