Antibiotics

  • Watch: Can chicken consumption lead to slow poisoning July 31, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, CSE chef Sunita Narain said that chicken had to be kept in the farm for 35 days before being consumed so that the antibiotics could be flushed out. This practise is not observed in India. Thus, chicken consumption can lead to slow poisoning as well...
  • Will stop eating chicken: Watch how consumers react to the chicken antibiotic study July 31, 2014

    The Centre for Science and Environment has said that it has found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR region. Many say they would stop eating chicken while others say they will be cautious. ...
  • Delhi: Antibiotic residues found in 40 pc chicken samples July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In an alarming development, the Centre for Science and Environment has said that it has found several antibiotic residues in chickens tested in Delhi-NCR. Seventy chicken samples from Delhi were tested for six commonly used antibiotics, of which 40 per cent tested positive. Residues of more than one antibiotic...
  • Soon, antibiotics may not be effective on infections October 30, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    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 September 27, 2012

    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 October 14, 2011

    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 indefinitely,...
  • NDM-1 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 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 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...
  • Hospital infections have Indian doctors worried October 3, 2011

    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,...
  • ICMR to study if probiotics are good for health August 8, 2011

    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 August 6, 2011

    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 Indian...
  • Gonorrhoea a now superbug, poses global threat July 11, 2011

    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 with...
  • New antibiotic developed to tame NDM-1 superbug May 10, 2011

    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 bacteria) has...
  • Superbug prevention policy for antiboitic alarm April 21, 2011

    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 April 8, 2011

    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 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...
  • Common drugs can cause abnormal heart beats January 31, 2011

    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 three times...
  • Inappropriate drugs still given for sinus December 28, 2010

    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 unnecessary"...
  • Government to curb antibiotic abuse October 29, 2010

    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 antibiotics....
  • Govt steps in to check abuse of antibiotics October 29, 2010

    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 to...
  • Big brands selling contaminated honey: study September 15, 2010

    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 found...
  • Antibiotics' overuse leads to superbugs, warn docs December 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Doctors say more and more viruses are growing resistant to antiviral antibiotics. Researchers believe overuse of antibiotics and incomplete followup of prescription is reducing the power of the drugs. As a result once curable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria are rapidly mutating into aggressive strains. India's already seen multi-drug...
  • Watch: Antibiotic Penicillin may soon be off shelves October 3, 2009

    Pencilin may soon become obsolete. Experts say there is a need for newer forms of defence where research desperately needs to be done. ...
  • Superbugs: Resistant to medicines, antibiotics December 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Ever imagined what will happen if an antibiotic fails to cure you? If you're suffering from a high-end communicable disease like pneumonia and the antibiotics given to you show no results at all, you probably have been hit by super-bugs. Super-bugs are germs that are resistant to antibiotics...
  • Living it up: Antibiotics can cause drug resistance September 7, 2008

    Popping pills is not the solution to all health problems. It is like gambling with your health, a convenience which more and more young people are taking to. Unhealthy lifestyle and chronic pains are contributing to it and too many information on the internet is making matter worse. In the...
  • Health news: Cholesterol and birth; Antibiotic checks stroke October 5, 2007

    New Delhi: A recent study in the Journal Paediatrics has found a link between low cholesterol levels in women and premature births. Minocycline, a broad-spectrum tetracycline antibiotic has been found to reduce the damage caused by an ischemic stroke. ...
  • Antibiotics ineffective for bronchitis November 17, 2006

    New York: Doctors should stop routinely prescribing antibiotics to treat acute bronchitis as most cases are viral infections, says a study that recommends patients drink lots of fluids instead. Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the main airways to the lungs characterised by an irritating cough. The disease occurs in about...