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Antibiotics Affect Brain, Cause Confusion, Hallucinations: Indian-Origin Neurologist

Indian-origin American researcher has found that antibiotics affect delirium in brain and cause confusion to brain function and leads to hallucinations and agitative mindset. “Delirium is a common and costly complication of hospitalization. Although medications are a known cause of delirium, antibiotics are an underrecognized class of medications associated with delirium,” said researchers in their article. They reviewed the clinical, ...

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Urinary Infections: New Mini Device Helps DNA Sequencing to Treat UTI Faster Now

A new method to treat urinary tract infections has been devised using DNA sequencing with a device that looks like a USB stick called MinION. The device performs sequencing to characterise bacteria from urine samples four times faster than the traditional methods of culturing bacteria. It also detects resistance to anti-biotics making treatment more effective. To be presented at the ...

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Peppermint oil with cinnamaldehyde helps to treat and cure chronic wounds: New study

Scientists across the U.S have discovered that peppermint oil and cinnamaldehyde can help in the treatment and curing of chronic wounds. Photo Credit: FotoosVanRobin The research led by Vincent M. Rotello of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and others from other institutes, stated that self-assembling capsules containing peppermint oil and cinnamaldehyde can effectively kill the bacteria inside a biofilm that ...

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Antibiotics may give rise to more harmful bacteria, warns biologist

Antibiotics have been giving way to resistence to bateria and the past three decades have seen many malaria, typhoid and tuberculosis diseases returning resistent to known drugs. Now reserchers say besides fighting infections, some antibiotics may also give rise to harmful new bacteria. Elizabeth Shank, biologist at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says that antibiotics can sometimes have ...

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Nobel Laureate Warns Against Overuse of Antibiotics Even for Minor Ailments

Amid reports of growing resistance to anti-biotics, Nobel laureate John Robin Warren has reiterated the popular perception and warned against the excessive use of antibiotics to treat even minor ailments and over-prescription by doctors. Speaking on the sidelines of the 102nd Indian Science Congress, Warren advised against over-use of antibiotics. “‘I think one of the current issues globally is the ...

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Malaria Parasite’s Drug Resistance Decoded, Reveals Study

A recent study has revealed that malaria parasites slow down their own growth to develop resistance against powerful anti-malarial drugs. According to an international team of researchers from 11 countries, knowing how the malaria parasites develop drug resistance will help healthcare workers treat malaria patients in a better manner. “To find out exactly what the parasite cell is doing to ...

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