Antibiotics

Medical News Today: Cancer: Common Antibiotic May Boost Immune System

New research in mice suggests that administering a common antibiotic before radiation therapy can help the immune system fight off cancer.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Over 40% Of Antibiotics Could Be 'inappropriately' Prescribed

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 -- When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic, there's a 43% chance it may not be needed, a new study finds. "While there has been a lot of research looking at inappropriate prescribing, our findings suggest that we still...
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Up To 43% Of Antibiotic Prescriptions In The U.s. Are Unnecessary Or Improperly Written, Analysis...

The World Health Organization earlier this year called antimicrobial resistance—pathogens’ ability to evade medical interventions—one of the 10 largest threats to global health. In the U.S. alone, according to a recent Centers for...

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Americans Are Taking Fish Antibiotics To Save Money

Health care costs in the United States are, well, pretty insane. A decent insurance plan helps mitigate out-of-pocket costs for certain medications, but those with no health coverage can find themselves with enormous bills and no hope of paying them...

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Eavesdropping On The Human Microbiome Uncovers 'potent' New Antibiotics

The microbes populating the human body play an important role in health and disease, but with few exceptions, how individual microbial species affect health and disease states remains poorly understood. A new study by Princeton researcher Mohamed...
Related topics: Microbiome, Medical Research

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Scientists Discover A Novel Method To Combat Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria

We humans are constantly battling with bacteria and other microbes. In this war against the microbial world, we added antibiotics our arsenal in the early 1920s. Suddenly, fighting off infections became so easy that we thought we had won the war.
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Researchers Identify 'achilles' Heel' Of Drug-resistant Superbug

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have identified a protein that allows vancomycin-resistant enterococci to defy antibiotic treatment and immune system attacks. Their discovery opens the door for...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins

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Giving Common Antibiotic Before Radiation May Help Body Fight Cancer

The antibiotic vancomycin alters the gut microbiome in a way that can help prime the immune system to more effectively attack tumor cells after radiation therapy
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Microbiome

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Maternal Antibiotic Treatment May Harm Preemies' Lungs

New research in mice suggests that exposure to antibiotics before birth may impair lung development in premature infants. The study, the first to explore the gut-lung axis in prematurity, is published ahead of print in the American Journal of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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The Missing Link In Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Rapid diagnostics can flag outbreaks of “superbugs” before they spread -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Dramatic Transition In Streptomyces Life Cycle Explained In New Discovery

Streptomyces bacteria are our primary source of antibiotics, which are produced in the transition from vegetative growth to sporulation in a complex developmental life cycle.
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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Dramatic Transition In Streptomyces Life Cycle Explained In New Discovery

Streptomyces bacteria are our primary source of antibiotics, which are produced in the transition from vegetative growth to sporulation in a complex developmental life cycle.
Related topics: Medical Research, Bacteria

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'clever Drugs For Slimy Bugs' In Fight Against Staph Infections

Bacterial biofilms that develop around golden staph infections make treatment difficult and prolonged, but researchers have shown in laboratory work that the hybrid antibiotics they have developed can destroy staph biofilms.
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Do Past Medicines Hold The Answer To Antibiotic Resistance?

As the effectiveness of antibiotics wanes, scientists are looking at medications that preceded them, such as those involving metals and metalloids.

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Big Pharma Has Failed: The Antibiotic Pipeline Needs To Be Taken Under Public ownership

Claas Kirchhelle, Adam Roberts, Andrew Singer Health, Americas But will it happen?  Antibiotics are among the most important medicines known to humankind, but we are running out of this crucial resource. Decisive action is needed if we are to...

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Walmart Pork Found To Have "superbug" Bacteria Resistant To Antibiotics

Walmart Pork Found To Have "Superbug" Bacteria Resistant To Antibiotics A new study published by animal-welfare group World Animal Protection has arrived at some stunning findings about pork products begin sold at Walmart.  The report...
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Antimicro­bi­als Are Now More Ef­fect­ive Against Can­ine Bac­teria In Finland Thanks To...

Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from dogs is decreasing, according to the latest FINRES-Vet report. One likely reason is the diminished use of antimicrobials, which have been linked to the development of resistance in bacteria. Bacteria from...
Related topics: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Bacteria

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Drivers Of Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are one of the greatest discoveries in human history, yet they don’t last forever — within a few years resistance to each new medicine makes them less effective and sometimes useless. So it is important that the medical community...

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Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria More Prevalent In Device-related Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) related to the use of medical devices are more likely to be antibiotic resistant than HAIs that result from surgical procedures, according to a new report.
Related topics: Bacteria

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Antibiotics For Animals May Work For You, But Experts Say It's A Terrible Idea

As doctors rein in antibiotic prescriptions to curb the growth of superbugs, some patients are turning to cheap, easy-to-access veterinary medicine instead.

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