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Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from bacteria: Study

Infective endocarditis (IE), also called bacterial endocarditis, is a heart infection caused by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart lining, a heart valve or a blood vessel.

Neonatal antibiotic use may lead to reduced growth in boys

The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, indicates that antibiotic treatment within 14 days of birth may lead to reduced weight and height in boys -- but not girls -- up to the age of six.

Scientists find novel compound as Covid triggers superbug threat

Researchers have discovered a chemical compound that works with a host's innate immune response to push past cellular barriers that help bacteria resist antibiotics

Alicia Silverstone says her son never had antibiotics

"He's (her son) such an example of health. This is a child who is plant-based," the actress said, reports etonline.com.

Majority of Covid cases in Hyderabad asymptomatic: Study

Study by HHF indicates that need for emergency hospitalisation and Oxygen support is significantly less among Covid-19 patients in Hyderabad

Antibiotics may increase inflammatory bowel disease: Lancet

According to the study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, the association between antimicrobial treatment and IBD remained when patients were compared with their siblings.

Covid battle is all about being positive, says Shikha Goel

The top cop successfully conquers the disease, returns back to field

Govt must thwart any attempts of takeover in insurance sectors: Congress

"There has to be a policy and India must not allow takeovers until normalcy returns and economic activity is revived."

Multiple antibiotic courses risky: Study

Patients who have had nine or more antibiotic prescriptions for common infections in the previous three years were 2.26 times more likely to go to hospital with another infection in three or more months

Kids in low-income countries prescribed excess antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance is one of today's biggest threats to global health and development, according to the World Health Organization.

Antibiotic use on a high across India

Sharp rise in prescription of antibiotics in private hospitals across India: Study

Anti-inflammatory drugs can curb the symptoms of major depression: Study

The researchers analysed data from clinical studies published up to January 2019, and found 30 randomised controlled trials -- involving 1610 people -- which reported changes in depression scales with the use of anti-inflammatory drugs.

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."

Ducking the dark pre-antibiotic era

With concerted action, it may still be possible to make our antibiotics last longer before they become ineffective

Cranberries to fight superbugs

Due to the overuse of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture, we are on the cusp of returning to a pre-antibiotic era in which minor infections can once again become deadly.

Scientists develop device to detect bacteria in minutes, not days

Co-developed by Pak Kin Wong, a professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, the device uses microtechnology to trap single bacteria cells that can then be viewed under an electron microscope.

Why you shouldn’t take antibiotics to treat acne

Doctors are increasingly turning to this medication option to fight the bacteria that causes skin infection

Pele ‘doing well’ after treatment for urinary infection in Paris hospital

The 78-year-old Brazilian three-time World Cup winner was receiving antibiotics prior to the long flight back to his home country, his spokesman and other sources said

Working towards respiratory health

Kid's nose holds clues to serious lung infections, say researchers

Bacteria versus superbugs

The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes antibiotic resistant superbugs as "one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today".

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