Tag: Antibiotics

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  • New way to fight superbugs

    New way to fight superbugs

    Synthesis of a powerful class of antibiotic may help combat resistant bacteria.

    September 12, 2018
  • Promising a vast scope

    Promising a vast scope

    The subject of molecular biosciences is full of novel research prospects in areas of modern medicine, solar and biofuel production.

    August 28, 2018
  • Kolkata: Schedule H1 drugs sale under scanner

    Kolkata: Schedule H1 drugs sale under scanner

    Medicine shop owners accused of not seeking prescription; WBDDC official says they are making regular visits to outlets.

    August 17, 2018
  • ‘Antibiotics abuse must be curbed’

    ‘Antibiotics abuse must be curbed’

    India is the first country that has defined effluent standards for antibiotics production. Yet, the ground realities present a different picture. Over-use of antibiotics by people, its use and misuse in agriculture as well as its presence in extremely high concentrations in effluents of pharmaceutical factories continue to be a cause for concern. Growing instances …

    July 21, 2018
  • Expanding the arsenal

    Expanding the arsenal

    Understanding how antibiotics work would help outwit resistant bacteria.

    May 23, 2018
  • Deadly drugs

    Deadly drugs

    Most people do not realise that big pharmaceutical companies all have a veterinary division in which they make hormones and antibiotics for animals raised for food. But the danger to human beings is acute.

    May 20, 2018
  • City hosts national workshop on AMR-2018

    City hosts national workshop on AMR-2018

    The ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar under the aegis of All Indian Network Project on Fish Health and Association of Aquaculturists (AoA) conducted two days National Workshop on “Antimicrobial Resistance & Alternatives to Antibiotics use in Aquaculture (AMR-2018)” at its campus,on the outskirt of Bhubaneswar. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the major public …

    March 13, 2018
  • Folk campaign on ‘antibiotics’ for Malda folks pulls crowd

    Folk campaign on ‘antibiotics’ for Malda folks pulls crowd

    According to the directives of the World Health Organization (WHO) on proper consumption of antibiotics prescribed by medical practitioners, the Malda branch of Bengal Chemists and Druggists Association, through the simple folk form of the district, ‘Gambhira’ kicked off an awareness campaign last evening at English Bazaar in Malda. The show put up by these …

    February 17, 2018
  • KIMS sensitises public on antibiotics misuse

    KIMS sensitises public on antibiotics misuse

    Rampant use of antibiotics, available easily across the counters in our country, is leading to increasing incidence of antimicrobial resistant organism. With novel drug development not keeping pace, infection control falls short and transmission of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) organisms between patients occurs. Those who develop these infections experience the consequences of ineffective treatment, delayed recovery, …

    February 9, 2018
  • AMR: ‘Bad bugs, no drugs’ turning into reality

    AMR: ‘Bad bugs, no drugs’ turning into reality

    In India, the problem of antibiotic resistance is even more crucial as the country bears a huge burden of of infectious diseases. 

    November 18, 2017
  • Antibiotics: Getting too much of a good thing

    Antibiotics: Getting too much of a good thing

    Microorganisms are becoming more resistant to antimicrobial drugs and thus patients with certain diseases are being left in the lurch.

    November 18, 2017
  • Antibiotic resistance: Broader implications for humanity

    Antibiotic resistance: Broader implications for humanity

    The doctor-patient relationship forms the crux of any initiative trying to address antibiotic resistance.

    November 16, 2017
  • Antibiotic apocalypse~I

    Antibiotic apocalypse~I

    The thoughtless person playing with penicillin treatment is morally responsible for the death of the man who succumbs to infection with the penicillin resistant organism. -Sir Alexander Fleming, Nobel laureate This is an age of complexities, contradictions, and challenges. Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) poses the most serious challenge to public health the world over. It is …

    November 12, 2017
  • World running out of antibiotics!

    World running out of antibiotics!

    'Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine'.

    September 21, 2017
  • World running out of antibiotics, WHO warns

    World running out of antibiotics, WHO warns

    Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions, WHO said. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. …

    September 20, 2017
  • Separating ourselves from bugs

    Separating ourselves from bugs

    Across the world, there is a growing problem with antibiotics — there have been years of misuse by patients, doctors and even farmers seeking greater yields from livestock, with the result that microbes have learned to live with these once potent drugs. Ramanan Laxminarayan, formerly of the Public Health Foundation of India and now director …

    September 6, 2017
  • Antibiotics pose environmental risks

    Antibiotics pose environmental risks

    Although antibiotics prevent bacterial infections, they may adversely harm microbes that are essential to a healthy environment, a study has warned. This may in its turn significantly impact people's lives around the world, it said. When people take antibiotics, their bodies break down and metabolise only a portion of the drugs. The rest is excreted …

    July 26, 2017