Antibiotics

  • Soon, antibiotics may not be effective on infections 30-10-2013 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that we are at the end of the antibiotic era. So no antibiotics will work for us and many infections that are so far treatable, might not be so anymore. Antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infections, a trend...
  • 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...
  • Antibiotics may replace surgery for appendicitis 27-09-2012 05:31 PM

    London: Antibiotics can replace invasive surgery for the treatment of acute appendicitis involving the removal of the organ, as it could be just as effective, a new study has found. The study also found that patients who are treated with antibiotics are at lower risk of complications than those who...
  • Antibiotic Policy put on hold indefinitely 14-10-2011 09:47 AM

    Mumbai: The Union Health Ministry has shelved for an indefinite period the much-awaited National Antibiotic Policy which would clamp down on the over-the-counter sale of antibiotics. After sitting on the proposed National Antibiotic Policy for more than an year, the Health Ministry has now decided to put it on hold...
  • 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...
  • Hospital infections have Indian doctors worried 03-10-2011 08:51 AM

    New Delhi: India is hosting a global summit on antibiotic resistance in the Capital this week. This comes post the NDM1 superbug controversy which had put the spotlight on hospital acquired infections. Hospital acquired infections are a dangerous trend that has doctors in India worried. Dr Gaurav Gupta said, "We...
  • 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...

  • ICMR to study if probiotics are good for health 08-08-2011 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research is now taking up a large scale research to study if probiotics can be an used as an alternative medicine for women and children's health. The Rs 20.6 million industry in India, has been quite a rage since probiotic products hit store...
  • ICMR to study if probiotics can act as antibiotic 06-08-2011 08:11 PM

    Mumbai: The Rs 20.6 million probiotic industry in India, has been quite a rage since probiotic products hit store shelves five years ago. You can pick from curd (already a natural probiotic product), tofu, milk, even get your ice-cream fermented with millions of good bacteria. Given the health benefits, the...
  • Gonorrhoea a now superbug, poses global threat 11-07-2011 06:21 PM

    London: For the first time, scientists have found a "superbug" strain of gonorrhoea, resistant to all recommended antibiotics, which they fear could turn a once easily treatable sexually-transmitted disease into a global public health threat. The new strain of the disease, called H041, was found in Japan and leaves doctors...
  • New antibiotic developed to tame NDM-1 superbug 10-05-2011 09:11 AM

    New Delhi: In a major development on the fight against the NDM-1 superbug, a Swiss company, Basilea Pharmaceutical, has announced that its un-named drug has proved effective against the bacteria in lab tests. Currently the NDM-1 bacteria is resistant to all known forms of antibiotics. The New Delhi Superbug (NDM-1...
  • Superbug prevention policy for antiboitic alarm 21-04-2011 08:46 AM

    Mumbai: Reports on the NDM 1 super-bug have not gone down well with the Health Ministry but have brought our attention to the need for a policy to regulate antibiotic use, to curb drug-resistance in bacteria. And now, the 13 member task force, set up by the Health Ministry, has...
  • Govt sees Delhi water superbug findings fishy 08-04-2011 11:20 AM

    New Delhi: The New Delhi Superbug has been found in water samples in the capital, according to a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. British researchers found the NDM-1 Superbug in 2 of 50 tap water samples and 51 of 171 samples of water from puddles in Delhi....
  • 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...
  • Common drugs can cause abnormal heart beats 31-01-2011 01:56 PM

    Sydney: Many common drugs, including some antibiotics, anti-histamines and anti-psychotics, can cause a potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythm, known as arrhythmia. The group of drugs most commonly associated with this side-effects are anti-psychotic drugs, taken by patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Patients taking these drugs are up to...
  • Inappropriate drugs still given for sinus 28-12-2010 10:26 AM

    New York: A push to get US doctors to use the antibiotic amoxicillin in children with acute sinus inflammation appears to be paying off, a report published today in Pediatrics indicates. That's the good news. The bad news is that inappropriate prescribing of other, more powerful antibiotics remains "common and...
  • Government to curb antibiotic abuse 29-10-2010 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: To our special focus on People First - how can we stop the abuse of antibiotics and who's responsible for it - patients who take it without prescription or doctors who overprescribe strong medication? The Drug Controller General of India on Friday brought in new rules to buy...
  • Govt steps in to check abuse of antibiotics 29-10-2010 11:05 AM

    New Delhi: In a bid to check the widespread abuse of antibiotics, India's drug regulator, Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI), has proposed a new rule that will make it difficult for patients to self-medicate. Doctors will now have to write prescriptions for antibiotics in duplicate. One copy will have...
  • Big brands selling contaminated honey: study 15-09-2010 05:44 PM

    New Delhi: The honey you consume has high levels of antibiotics. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has claimed on Wednesday that a few leading Indian and foreign brands of honey have high levels of antibiotics, which could pose major health problems. The study by CSE's Pollution Monitoring Laboratory...
  • Watch: Antibiotic Penicillin may soon be off shelves 03-10-2009 03:16 PM

    Experts say there is a need for newer forms of defence. ...
  • Superbugs: Resistant to medicines, antibiotics 09-12-2008 04:30 PM

    Dr Mahajan talks about super-bugs that could be seen even more as time goes on. ...
  • Living it up: Antibiotics can cause drug resistance 07-09-2008 07:58 PM

    With time the body stops responding to medicines. ...
  • Antibiotics ineffective for bronchitis 17-11-2006 03:25 PM

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