Medications

Benefits, risks seen with antibiotics-first for appendicitis

Antibiotics may be a good choice for some, but not all, patients with appendicitis, according to results from the Comparing Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) Trial reported today in the New England Journal ...

Medications

Antibiotic overuse reduces urothelial cancer survival rates

The over-prescribing of antibiotics is reducing survival rates in patients with urothelial carcinoma and it needs to be stopped to avoid the serious risk posed by resistant bacterial infections, according to a new medical ...

Medications

Antibiotics disrupt development of the 'social brain' in mice

Antibiotic treatment in early life impedes brain signalling pathways that function in social behaviour and pain regulation in mice, a new study by Dr. Katerina Johnson and Dr. Philip Burnet has found. It was published today ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacterial predator could help reduce COVID-19 deaths

A type of virus that preys on bacteria could be harnessed to combat bacterial infections in patients whose immune systems have been weakened by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, according to an expert ...

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