Antibiotics

How To Help Your Patients Understand Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotics are ubiquitous in today’s society. Prescriptions for these bacterial killers have become so prevalent that a wonder drug cure phenomenon for any illness has become the cultural norm. The evidence is overwhelming that antibiotics are...
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Scientists Discover How A Curvy, Stomach Cancer-causing Bacterium Maintains Its Shape

A new study shows how a common stomach bacterium is able to keep its corkscrew-like shape as it grows. Disrupting the shape could point the way for future, more-specialized antibiotics that prevent the bacterium from being harmful.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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Disarming Bacteria With Mucus And Phages

Millions of people are treated with antibiotics each year for infections or as a preventative measure. Two teams of NIBIB-funded scientists have been working to find alternative solutions for treating bacterial infections, especially...
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Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: Phage-mimicking Antibacterial Core-shell Nanoparticles Could Help

According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection, but as bacteria evolve and develop...
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A Cannabis Compound Could Be A Superbug Fighter

Scientists at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, say they have uncovered some encouraging findings that cannabis may be effective in fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs. Researchers at the Canadian university found that...
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Are Antibiotics A Recipe For Obesity In Childhood?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- Children who receive multiple antibiotic prescriptions early in life may be vulnerable to obesity, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers found that 4-year-olds who'd received more than nine antibiotic...
Related topics: Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Medical Research

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Urine Fertilizer: ‘aging’ Effectively Protects Against Transfer Of Antibiotic Resistance

Recycled and aged human urine can be used as a fertilizer with low risks of transferring antibiotic resistant DNA to the environment, according to new research from the University of Michigan. It’s a key finding in efforts to identify more...
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Doctors Just Found A Scary New Drug-resistant ‘superbug’ Bacteria

One of the biggest fears for doctors and health experts around the world is the steady emergence of so-called "superbugs," or bacteria that are resistant to common antibiotics. Many are already known to scientists, and the microscopic arms race to...
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This Is How Scientists Are Reengineering Viruses To Cure Bacterial Infections

Manal Mohammed, Andrew Millard Health, Americas Strange as it might sound, viruses might be one possible alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections.  The world is in the midst of a global “superbug” crisis. Antibiotic...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Bacteria

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Telemedicine Overprescribes Antibiotics: Are You Really Receiving The Best Care Over The Phone?

You’ve seen the ads, and you may have even gotten a flyer in the mail directly from your insurance company. Use an app to make a quick video call to get the medical care you need. No waiting rooms, no appointments, no having to be touched, or even...
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Level Of Antibiotic Prescribing High For Children In Tennessee

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- The outpatient antibiotic prescribing rate for children was 1,165 per 1,000 in Tennessee in 2016, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Sophie E. Katz, M.D.,...
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Antibiotic Resistance Growing With No New Drugs On Horizon

At least 700,000 people die every year due to drug-resistant diseases, including 230,000 from multidrug resistant tuberculosis, according to the World Health Organization.  Last year, a U.N. report predicted growing antimicrobial resistance could...
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Study: Few Docs Write Too Many Antibiotic Scripts For Kids

]]>(MedPage Today) -- In one state, only a tiny fraction of outpatient providers wrote many of the prescriptions for broad-spectrum antibiotics given to children and teens, researchers found. Less than 2% of providers in Tennessee accounted for...
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Medical News Today: Could Some Antibiotics Help Treat Early Onset Dementia?

A preclinical study using cell cultures has found that some antibiotics may help address a genetic mutation associated with forms of early onset dementia.
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research, Genetics

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Scientists Hope To Defeat Infections After Discovering Bacterial Espionage

University of Tartu scientists hope to create a solution for chronic infections that do not respond to antibiotic treatment, after having discovered mechanisms for listening in on sleeping bacteria.
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Bacteria-shredding Tech To Fight Drug-resistant Superbugs

New technology uses nano-sized particles of magnetic liquid metal to shred bacteria and bacterial biofilm. The research offers a groundbreaking new direction in the search for solutions to the deadly problem of antibiotic resistance.
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Researchers Report Brief Treatment Window For Controlling Aggressive Bacteria

Every year in the United States, more than 35,000 people die and 2.8 million get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections. Now, a team led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)'s Professor Nathalie Balaban and Shaarei Zedek Medical Center's Dr....
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Antibiotics Could Be Promising Treatment For Form Of Dementia

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia. Results of their proof of concept study, which was a...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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How Bacterial Evolution Of Antibiotic Arsenals Is Providing New Drug Blueprints

Scientists have taken their cue from nature to provide new options for drug designers seeking to hold back the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. The scientists have blueprinted how two antibiotics produced by bacteria function against...
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Study: How U.s. Sewage Plants Can Remove Medicines From Wastewater

A study of seven wastewater treatment plants points to two treatment methods -- granular activated carbon and ozonation -- as being particularly promising for reducing the concentration of pharmaceuticals including certain antidepressants and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Depression, Antidepressants

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