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Can probiotic use help reduce antibiotic prescriptions in children?

The study found that infants and children were 29 per cent less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics if they received probiotics as a daily health supplement. Reducing the use of antibiotics is one strategy in combating resistance in child health.

Paper Clip: New class of antibiotics to fight drug resistance

UIC’s Alexander Mankin and Yury Polikanov found ODLs act on the ribosome — the molecular machine that makes proteins cells needed to function — of bacterial cells.


'World running out of antibiotics, pathogens getting resistant,' WHO warns

Besides TB, the WHO has also identified 12 classes of priority pathogens -- including common infections like pneumonia or urinary tract infections -- that are increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics and urgently in need of new treatments.

Be careful! Antibiotics can make you more prone to infection

Antibiotics deplete good bacteria in the gut, favouring the growth of pathogens in the process.

Antibiotics consumption before age two can up childhood obesity risk

Antibiotics may progressively alter the composition and function of the gut microbiome, thereby predisposing children to obesity.

A simple blood test can predict if you need antibiotics

Most patients end up on antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection despite the fact that the majority have viral infections. There are risks to excess antibiotic use.


Doctors feel pressured to prescribe antibiotics to satisfy patients

Do you reach out to antibiotics at the first sign of a cold? You are contributing to the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Antibiotics still out of reach of many children

An estimated 1,69,760 pneumonia deaths in children under the age of five in India could potentially be prevented through prompt access to effective antibiotics, a new Lancet study published on November 18 has said.

ICMR Study: Nearly 50% people are resistant to antibiotics for common infections

The data had been collected from patients at four medical colleges — AIIMS, JIPMER Puducherry, PGI Chandigarh and CMC Vellore.

Paper Clip: Resisting the resistance to antibiotics

Resistance to antibiotics is rising worldwide, including in India, and emerging as a powerful threat to public health, as the ability to fight infections such as tuberculosis is diminished.