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Antibiotics can weaken flu defences, says new study

July 06, 2019 4:07 pm

The research, published in the journal Cell Reports, discovered that signals from gut bacteria help to maintain a first line of defence in the lining of the lung.

A common class of antibiotics may increase nerve damage risk, says study

May 15, 2019 4:48 pm

The study, published in the journal JAMA Neurology, found that current use of systemic fluoroquinolone antibiotics appeared to increase the risk of peripheral neuropathy by 47 per cent, causing an additional 2.4 cases per 10,000 patients per year of treatment.

Antibiotic use may up heart attack, stroke risk in women

April 27, 2019 9:59 am

The possible reason why antibiotic use is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease is because antibiotics alter the balance of the micro-environment in the gut, researchers said.

Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

July 05, 2017 8:49 pm

"We think that bacteria are tricked into thinking they are always under attack and are then primed to deal with other threats, including triclosan," said Mark Webber, senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

Pill poppers

May 03, 2014 7:59 am

Antibiotic resistance is a major public health challenge, a new WHO report has confirmed.

Water treatment facilities hotspots for superbugs: Study

December 22, 2013 11:15 am

Report concluded that there is a need for global concerted actions to deal with this serious threat.

Dr Reddy's acquires GSK's US facility

March 30, 2011 1:15 pm

Dr Reddy's Laboratories has acquired GlaxoSmithKline's penicillin manufacturing facility.

Milk negates healing power of antibiotics,reveals PU study

October 04, 2010 2:19 am

A research conducted by the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Panjab University,has revealed that antibiotics,if taken with dairy products.

Vitamin D boosts 'immune system'

March 08, 2010 10:53 am

Vitamin D,the sunshine vitamin,seems to be the nature's best antibiotic,for a new study says that it fends off infections by boosting the immune system.