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Drug resistant infections associated with higher in hospital mortality rate in...

Researchers analyzed antimicrobial susceptibility testing results and mortality outcomes for over 4,000 patients who visited one of ten tertiary or quaternary referral hospitals across India in 2015...………..

Rising antibiotic resistance taking India to pre-antibiotic era, say experts

The loss of effective antibiotic therapy threatens to make once-treatable infections deadly again and jeopardize the delivery of modern medicine. Therefore, rationalizing the use of antibiotics is essential to reduce the burden of infectious diseases...………...

Gut bacteria are a reservoir of drug resistance genes, find THSTI...

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad based scientists have found that friendly gut bacteria are a reservoir of drug resistance genes which when transferred to disease-causing bacteria may make them untreatable...............

Even educated unaware about proper use of antibiotics: survey

The survey by NCL, Pune found that more than half of the postgraduates it contacted were not aware that there was a red line on the medicine strips and this indicates that it is a prescription drug and its over-the-counter sale is not allowed..............

Alterion, the alternative to poultry antibiotic growth promoters, gets European approval

After successful introductions in the U.S., South America, the Middle East, China and South East Asia, the probiotic Alterion has received EFSA approval. The product, a natural alternative to antibiotic growth promoters in poultry farming, is now available globally.............

Now diagnostic testing possible even when under antibiotics

iGenetic Diagnostics has successfully given a diagnostic result for a septicaemia patient within 24 hours whereas traditional approaches take 3 days..........

Are we heading towards a post antibiotic world?

The antimicrobial resistance is fast spreading like a wild fire with no easy solutions except that we recognize it as a serious threat with alarming consequences and work towards ensuring drastic preventive measures............

“Inappropriate use of antibiotics drives its resistance”

Mentioned Dr Sumanth Gandra, Resident Scholar and Fellow, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in a recent interaction with the BioVoice News..........

New antibiotic delivery system could improve cancer treatment

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) have used nanoconjugates - nanoparticle bound with molecules to render them with added biological features useful for the treatment of cancer..........

Shortage of life saving drugs, govt monitoring situation

Amid complaints over shortage of D-Pencillamine, the health ministry has initiated action on the same and these are being forwarded....