An international panel of the foremost researchers on infectious disease and antimicrobials has formed new guidelines on the use of polymyxins, a class of antibiotics employed as a last resort to treat deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. The guidelines, published last month in Pharmacotherapy, set new standards for the clinical use of polymyxins, including on maximum dosage, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study suggests that antibiotics are being overused in up to 60 percent of patients undergoing common urological procedures. The study, led by Daniel Livorsi, MD, University of Iowa assistant professor of internal medicine, shows that the high rates of overuse were mostly due to extended use of antibiotics following […]Continue Reading ...
The UK government has launched a 5-year action plan outlining how the nation intends to contribute to the containment and control of antimicrobial resistance by the year 2040. Kateryna Kon | Shutterstock The government’s goals include a 10% reduction in the number of drug-resistant infections by 2025 and the prevention of at least 15,000 new […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain There is a growing need for new antibiotics to help combat the looming threat of antimicrobial resistance. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) with colleagues at the University of Oslo, and other organizations, between 1999 and 2014, only 25 […]Continue Reading ...
Study identifies key step in spread of drug resistance, opportunity for intervention Spotless surfaces in hospitals can hide bacteria that rarely cause problems for healthy people but pose a serious threat to people with weakened immune systems. Acinetobacter baumannii causes life-threatening lung and bloodstream infections in hospitalized people. Such infections are among the most difficult […]Continue Reading ...
Dr Bielicki with a patient. Credit: UKBB Researchers analyzing the sales of oral antibiotics for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries’ wealth and the types of antibiotics. Of concern is the relatively low-level use of amoxicillin, an antibiotic to treat […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 19 2018 In a new report published in Expert Review of Vaccines, the Global Meningococcal Initiative (GMI) – a leading group of scientists, doctors and public health officials – warns that the incidence of meningococcal meningitis strains with resistance to traditional antibiotics is at risk of increasing worldwide. Over the past 50 years, vaccines […]Continue Reading ...
The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), Eisai Co., Ltd. (“Eisai”) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) have signed an agreement for GARDP to access and screen components of Eisai and Takeda’s chemical libraries. Both libraries will be tested by the Institut Pasteur Korea in the hope of discovering novel compounds with antibacterial activity. […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Consumer News Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics — When a person truly needs an antibiotic, the benefits of taking one outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. But is an antibiotic always needed? The CDC offers this information: Antibiotics […]Continue Reading ...
A patent describing the use of ‘microbiota replacement therapy’ was filed as a joint venture between King’s and University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Child Health last month. Vaginal infections such as bacterial vaginosis (BV) or Group B streptococcal infection are very common in women of reproductive age worldwide, with around 8 million women in […]Continue Reading ...
A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ones. Resistance to current antibiotics by disease-causing pathogens is a growing problem, one estimated […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Young children prescribed antibiotics and, to a lesser extent, drugs to curb excess stomach acid, may be at heightened risk of obesity, suggests research published online in the journal Gut. These drugs, particularly if taken for lengthy periods, may alter gut microbes that have been associated with weight gain, explain the […]Continue Reading ...
A new study suggests that antibiotics are being overused in up to 60 percent of patients undergoing common urological procedures. The study, led by Daniel Livorsi, MD, University of Iowa assistant professor of internal medicine, shows that the high rates of overuse were mostly due to extended use of antibiotics following the procedure. The findings […]Continue Reading ...
Purdue University researchers have developed a new approach using two synergistic antibiotics to treat lung infections. Credit: iStockPhoto.com Purdue University researchers have developed a new approach to treating the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide – lower respiratory infections. Lung infections, often caused by multi-drug-resistant bacteria, are deadly because the ‘superbugs’ are resistant to all available […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers analyzing the sales of oral antibiotics for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries’ wealth and the types of antibiotics. Of concern is the relatively low-level use of amoxicillin, an antibiotic to treat the most common childhood infections. In addition, […]Continue Reading ...
- Study of young athletes suggests snoring and sleep apnea are linked to sudden cardiac death
- Did Your Doctor ‘Ghost’ You? An Employment Contract May Be To Blame
- Food pantry clients more likely to make healthy choices when meal kits and recipe tastings are available
- Mental health problems among children increasing
- New ISO standard helps evaluate and manage impact of environmental damage
- CardioMEMS heart failure sensor reliably safe, effectively reduces hospitalizations
- Researchers report promising results of potential reversal agent
- Scientists identify brain circuit responsible for cocaine-seeking behavior during relapse
- First African-American Neuroscience Research Initiative launched to close the gap in health disparities
- Bimekizumab Demonstrated Long-Term Maintenance of Complete or Almost Complete Skin Disease Resolution for Psoriasis Patients in BE ABLE 2 Extension Study
- Attitudes about health affect how older adults engage with negative health news
- Huron Digital Pathology to unveil new ‘Scan Index Search’ platform at USCAP 2019
- Frequent intake of sugary drinks tied to greater risk of premature death
- Bruker showcases new analytical systems and applied market solutions at Pittcon 2019
- Framingham cardiovascular risk prediction model from the 1990s still gives the best results
- New article focuses on integrative health, value-based medicine, and whole systems research
- Foamix Announces FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application for FMX101 Minocycline Foam for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Acne
- National survey of emergency dept management of self-harm highlights successes, room for improvement
- Scientists reverse alcohol-seeking behavior in rats with flip of a switch
- Researchers hope blood test that accurately diagnoses fibromyalgia could be available within five years