Resistance

  • Living it up: Battling antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infection August 23, 2014

    In this episode of Living it up, CNNIBN shows how harmful bacteria can prove to be leading to antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infection. ...
  • Hunger Games salute becomes symbol of Thai resistance June 3, 2014

    Bangkok: Opponents of Thailand's military coup are risking arrest by flashing the threefinger salute from the "Hunger Games" movies to defy a junta that has banned all public protests. The gesture has become the unofficial symbol of resistance against a military regime that has suspended democracy and severely curtailed freedom of...
  • NASA sends hitech 'sandals' into space May 30, 2014

    London: NASA has sent a pair of hightech 'space sandals' to the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how heavy loads can damage an astronauts' bones and muscles. The ForceShoe will be worn by astronauts to further our knowledge of the forces at play when operating at zero gravity....
  • World TB day: India continues to ignore one of its biggest epidemics March 24, 2014

    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 TB...
  • 'Hindustan Hamara' review: The film is neither hero-making nor critique March 20, 2014

    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 April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: All antibiotics, tuberculosis drugs and other habitforming 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 multidrug resistant tuberculosis cases every...
  • CES 2013: Corning to introduce Gorilla Glass 3 January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: New Yorkbased Corning, which is said to be the world's largest maker of glass for liquidcrystaldisplay computers and TVs, is planning to introduce a new version of Gorilla Glass, a scratchand impactresistant glass used on many gadgets including smartphones, at the CES 2013. The company is planning to come...
  • US: FDA okays new drug that fights drugresistant TB January 5, 2013

    Mumbai: It's a breakthrough. A new line of treatment for multidrug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the first time in 40 years. Tested on 440 patients in the US in two phaseII clinical trials, the drug Sirturo could prove to be...
  • Older drug Chloroquine found effective against malaria October 3, 2012

    Copenhagen: Chloroquine, an efficacious old drug, is once again beginning to work against malaria, one of the most widespread scourges in the world. Scientists and doctors fear that the malaria parasite will develop resistance to the current frontline treatment against malaria: Artemisininbased Combination Therapies (ACTs). Resistance (to drugs) monitoring at...
  • Mumbai: 2 new cases of drugresistant TB found April 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Four months after Mumbai's premier Hinduja hospital reported 12 cases of "Totally Drug Resistant TB", the hospital has reported 2 new cases. The bad news is that the state health department remains in denial. Nearly 1,000 Indians die of tuberculosis every day, and the biggest threat at this point is...
  • 'Kony 2012' cofounder detained, hospitalised March 17, 2012

    San Diego: A cofounder of the group behind a viral video about a brutal African warlord was detained by police and hospitalised after witnesses saw him running through streets in his underwear, screaming and banging his fists on the pavement. Jason Russell of Invisible Children was hospitalized for exhaustion less than...
  • 'Kony 2012' director answers critics of video March 12, 2012

    New York: The director of a video sensation that calls for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive rebel leader of a Ugandan militia group, agreed on Friday with skeptics who have called the film oversimplified, saying it was deliberately made that way. The 30minute YouTube film called 'Kony 2012', which...
  • Kony 2012: Everything you wanted to know March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A video calling for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army militia group in Uganda, swept across the Internet this week, attracting a wave of support on Twitter and Facebook along with a skeptical backlash against a littleknown team of filmmakers based...
  • Kony 2012: Antidictator video goes viral March 9, 2012

    San Francisco: A video calling for the arrest of Joseph Kony, the fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army militia group in Uganda, swept across the Internet this week, attracting a wave of support on Twitter and Facebook along with a skeptical backlash against a littleknown team of filmmakers based...
  • NDM1 superbug hits neonatal ICUs, kills infants October 5, 2011

    New Delhi: India is hosting a global summit on antibiotic resistance in the capital this week, even as the NDM1 superbug has now made its way into the neonatal ICUs in the country that is affecting and killing newborn babies. Because of antibiotic resistance, nearly 60 thousand of newborn babies are...
  • India hosts Antibiotic Resistance summit October 4, 2011

    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 access...
  • Indians discover most heatresistant fungi July 24, 2011

    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 100115 degrees celsius. Spores are reproductive cells capable of developing into a new individual without fusion with another reproductive cell. The team of...
  • Superbugs found in Delhi drinking water April 7, 2011

    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", has...
  • Wild use of antibiotics causes grave concern April 7, 2011

    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 September 14, 2010

    Boston: An infectiousdisease 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 people...
  • US scientists create HIVresistant cells July 3, 2010

    Los Angeles: American scientists have created HIVresistant cells that could one day pave the way for controlling the virus without using harsh antiretroviral drugs. Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine, at the University of Southern California, used mice to test the cells that target one of the two "gateway" molecules...
  • Doc talk: What's causing malaria to be drug resistant July 7, 2008

    Drug resistant strains of malaria have worried the scientists across the world. In this week's Doc Talk, Dr Amit Varma, will tell us why this strain is a major health concern, especially in India. ...
  • Antibiotics no longer effective, warn doctors April 9, 2008

    New Delhi: A poster printed during the end of World War II, announced the beginning of the antibiotic era. Six decades later, time may have come to write the obituary. An era called the postantibiotic era is coming when popping an antibiotic will no longer be effective. In 15 years we...
  • Drug resistant TB cases even bigger December 18, 2006

    London: Cases of drug resistant tuberculosis are higher than previously estimated and three nations China, India and Russia account for more than half of all cases worldwide, according to new research. Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) are strains of the airborne disease that are resistant to at least two...