Antibiotic use can increase nerve damage risk

Research from the University of Dundee has shown that a commonly used class of antibiotics may increase a patient’s risk of suffering a serious and potentially permanent form of nerve damage by almost 50 percent. Peripheral neuropathy has long been recognised as a potential side effect of fluoroquinolone antibiotics but it was not known how strong this association was and […]

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We are losing the ’10-year challenge’ against antibiotic resistance

The depressing ’10-year challenge’ against antibiotic resistance: Doctors share image to show germs no longer respond to the drugs that worked a decade ago Antibiotic resistance kills at least 23,000 Americans every year  The World Health Organization considers it a top public health threat  Since 2007, resistant infection rates have doubled in Europe As the ‘#10yearchallenge’ photo trend takes social […]

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Researcher: Are infectious diseases, the trigger for mental illness?

Infections can, apparently, lead to mental disorders A Danish study is a suspicious Overlap in the statistics between infections and mental illness. The scientists suspect a connection. 80 per cent probability of a mental disorder Ole Köhler-Forsberg and his Team from Aarhus University Hospital found in a observational study: children and young people who have been treated for an infection, […]

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Salmonella, gene swapping and antibiotic resistance: Five questions with Sid Thakur

Sid Thakur is a professor of population health and pathobiology and the director of NC State’s and the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Global Health programs. He studies antibiotic resistance in Salmonella and how antibiotic resistant Salmonella affect food animal and human populations. In his latest work, Thakur compared the genomes of over 200 different strains of Salmonella, looking for genetic […]

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America Is Worried About Antibiotic Resistance

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — A majority of Americans believe the health threat posed by antibiotic resistance is real and pressing, a new survey shows. The survey of more than 1,000 adults found that 65 percent believe antibiotic resistance is a public health problem, and 81 percent are worried that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult to treat or […]

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