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Potential Covid-19 drug azithromycin may up risk of cardiac events

The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, found that if the azithromycin drug is taken with certain other drugs that affect the electrical functioning of the heart, then cardiac events increased.

Indoor dust bacteria have transferrable antibiotic resistance genes: Study

Bacteria can share many different types of genes as long as the genes have mobile segments of DNA. NU researchers were the first to find that antibiotic resistance genes in dust microbes have mobile capabilities, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Excessive antibiotic prescriptions harmful to children’s health: Study

Results showed that antibiotics were administered in 81 per cent of cases for children with a respiratory illness, in 50 per cent for children with diarrhoea, and in 28 per cent for children with malaria

Groundwater in US brimming with antibiotic-resistant genes

"ARGs are not regulated in any way and are a challenging emerging contaminant of concern due to our reliance on biological treatment in the engineered water cycle."

The great microbiome

However, the gut is also home to bacteria that can cause infections in hospitalised patients," said one of the researchers Willem van Schaik, professor at the University of Birmingham.

Your toothpaste and handwash can contribute to antibiotic resistance

A compound named triclosan, used in more than 2,000 personal care products which we use almost daily, may be increasing the spread of antibiotic resistance, the study said.

‘Novel antibiotic may help fight superbugs’ 

The breakthrough is another major step towards developing a commercially viable drug version based on teixobactin - a natural antibiotic discovered by US scientists in soil samples in 2015 which has been heralded as a "gamechanger"

Species producing antibiotic found at Hyderabad varsity lake

The discovery of antibiotic producing Planctomycete could help in the development of a new drug.

New test can detect superbugs in 30 minutes

The test developed at California Institute of Technology in the US focused on one of the most common types of infections in humans, urinary tract infections (UTIs), which 50 per cent of women contract during their lifetimes

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