Medications

Human consumption of fish antibiotics investigated in new study

Consumers seeking cheaper, faster access to antibiotics are apparently consuming antibiotics intended for treating fish rather than humans, according to research presented at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition. This consumption may lead to dangerous unintended consequences such as adverse side-effects, treatment failures, and antibiotic drug resistance, said […]

Medications

New diagnostic approach rapidly identifies the right antibiotics

Patients with bacterial infections who are promptly diagnosed and treated with the most effective antibiotic fare better than those who wait. But current methods of identifying which drug will kill the pathogen take days to yield results, and thus patients are often prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics while waiting for a diagnosis. The overuse of these types […]

Health Problems

How Crohn’s disease-associated bacteria tolerate antibiotics

Bacteria associated with Crohn’s disease rely on multiple stress responses to survive, multiply, and tolerate antibiotics within white blood cells called macrophages, according to a study published November 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Olivier Espéli of the College de France and PSL Research University in Paris, France, and colleagues. Crohn’s disease is […]

Health News

Antibiotics can slow down the development of symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

Treatment with antibiotics slows down the development of Alzheimer’s symptoms In a new study by researchers from the USA has shown that long-slow-term treatment with antibiotics, the development of Alzheimer’s symptoms. Incurable Disease In Germany alone, approximately 1.2 million people have dementia, the majority of affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Worldwide, there are approximately 47 million […]

Personal Health

The urine indicates disease

In the ideal case, it is pale yellow and odorless, but on some days the views of the own urine frightened. Because of its color and smell can vary greatly. He is green, pink or dark, the harmless may be discolored or have a reason to go to the doctor. About two liters of urine […]

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Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says

THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 — For older adults with a urinary tract infection (UTI), antibiotic treatment should begin immediately to prevent serious complications, a new British study finds. Delaying or withholding antibiotics in this age group can increase the risk of bloodstream infection (sepsis) and death, researchers reported Feb. 27 in the BMJ. The findings […]

Health Problems

Using 1 germ to fight another when today’s antibiotics fail

Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa’s lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment—deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug. “I’m really running out of options,” said Balasa, who traveled from her Richmond, Virginia, home to Yale University for the last-resort treatment. […]