Resistance

  • World TB day: India continues to ignore one of its biggest epidemics 24-03-2014 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: It's World TB day on Monday. Tuberculosis is a disease that is curable and yet proving to be a huge challenge for India. It's a disease which was declared a global health emergency in 1993 but continues to grow unchecked even today. With thousands of Indians succumbing to...
  • 'Hindustan Hamara' review: The film is neither hero-making nor critique 18-03-2014 05:43 PM

    Director: RV Ramani Towards the end of 'Hindustan Hamara', RV Ramani has a conversation with the subject of his 100-minute documentary film - veteran film-maker Anand Patwardhan. Ramani and Patwardhan are not just two different generations; they also represent two different forms of film-making. In their conversation, we get a...
  • Antibiotic resistance on the rise in India 04-04-2013 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: All antibiotics, tuberculosis drugs and other habit-forming medicines may soon have a label, warning users against over the counter medication, according to the latest draft notification by the Health Ministry. According to Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), India records 70 thousand new multi-drug resistant tuberculosis cases every...
  • NDM-1 superbug hits neonatal ICUs, kills infants 05-10-2011 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: India is hosting a global summit on antibiotic resistance in the capital this week, even as the NDM-1 superbug has now made its way into the neonatal ICUs in the country that is affecting and killing new-born babies. Because of antibiotic resistance, nearly 60 thousand of new-born babies...
  • India hosts Antibiotic Resistance summit 04-10-2011 09:24 AM

    New Delhi: The first ever global forum on antibiotic resistance was kicked off in the Capital on Tuesday. India is hosting the summit following the superbug controversy that put the spotlight on the problem of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic usage has doubled over the past five years in the country. While...
  • Limiting the spread of antibiotic resistance in India

    Doc Talk |  Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan
    Earlier this month, a meeting of health ministers representing the member states of the World Health Organization's South-East Asia Region recognized antimicrobial resistance as a...

  • Indians discover most heat-resistant fungi 24-07-2011 12:44 PM

    Chennai: In a significant discovery that can be a major breakthrough in biotechnology, Indian mycologists have discovered fungi spores, considered as being able to withstand a temperature of 100-115 degrees celsius. Spores are reproductive cells capable of developing into a new individual without fusion with another reproductive cell. The team...
  • Superbugs found in Delhi drinking water 07-04-2011 12:43 PM

    London: A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday. The NDM 1 gene, which creates what some experts describe as "super superbugs",...
  • Wild use of antibiotics causes grave concern 07-04-2011 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: A study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that more than half (53 per cent) of Delhiites surveyed self prescribe antibiotics. Moreover, 1 in 4 of those surveyed stop taking them once they felt better, instead of finishing the entire course. While 1 in 4...
  • 'Indian' superbug found in US and Canada 14-09-2010 07:12 PM

    Boston: An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported on Monday. The US cases and two others in Canada all involve...
  • Doc talk: What's causing malaria to be drug resistant 07-07-2008 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: After terminating cash-strapped Deccan Chargers from the Indian Premier League, the BCCI on Sunday began the process of finding a new team by floating tender notices for a fresh franchise. Under this invitation to tender, the winning bidder will be granted the right to own and operate a...
  • Antibiotics no longer effective, warn doctors 09-04-2008 03:48 PM

    Cape Town: The ICC should consider using undercover investigations to identify corrupt cricketers as one of 10 recommendations to fight match-fixing made by the MCC's cricket committee on Tuesday. The MCC committee, made up of former international players and umpires, said the mystery shopper operations would be preferably directed at...
  • Drug resistant TB cases even bigger 18-12-2006 04:55 PM

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