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Indiscriminate usage of antibiotics is leading to increased drug resistance: Dr N K Ganguly

July 02, 2021 9:19 am

India has one of the highest infectious disease burdens in the world and contributes to one-fourth of the global burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, said the former director-general of ICMR.

The day the music died: Farewells in a Covid ward

May 16, 2021 8:25 am

It’s a practice that most doctors have perfected over the past year — a straight face, a steady voice — even as we watch family members crumble with grief, scream and shout.

Taking antibiotics? Here's how you can keep your gut healthy

May 06, 2021 2:52 pm

Antibiotics are very essential and effective in treating serious infections but did you know that they can also kill the good bacteria in your gut?

Why over-use, non-prescription use of antibiotics is unadvisable

February 06, 2021 9:15 am

"It is not you or the animal that becomes antibiotic-resistant, it is the bacteria that develop immunity to specific drugs overused to kill it, said Dr Mahesh Lakhe, consultant - Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, Columbia Asia Hospital, Pune

Expert: Misuse of antibiotics during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful

November 25, 2020 11:24 am

Taking antimicrobials without a prescription will not only promote antimicrobials resistance but can also be associated with significant adverse drug effects, high cost and complications.

Here's how you can bounce back to health after taking antibiotics

November 03, 2020 3:50 pm

Watch out for what you eat when you are on a course of antibiotics

Antibiotic use linked to later onset of Parkinson's: Study

November 26, 2019 5:02 pm

Commonly used oral antibiotics can increase the likelihood of a neurodegenerative disorder.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019: All you need to know about drug resistance

November 21, 2019 12:45 pm

Even though antimicrobial resistance is considered a natural process, the misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.

Antibiotics aren't necessary for most toothaches: New American Dental Association guideline

October 28, 2019 12:58 pm

The guideline does provide examples when antibiotics may be prescribed for a toothache.

Commonly used antibiotics linked with heart problems: Study

September 16, 2019 6:45 pm

Researchers hope their study helps inform the public and physicians that if patients present with cardiac issues, where no other cause has been discovered, fluoroquinolone antibiotics could potentially be a cause.