Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics promote resistance on experimental croplands

June 16, 2017 - Canadian researchers have generated both novel and existing antibiotic resistance mechanisms on experimental farmland, by exposing the soil to specific antibiotics. The research is published in Applied and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multidrug-resistant bacteria from chickens pose risk to human health

Isolates of a common poultry pathogen collected from animals in Indian bird markets were mostly resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics. The study provides the first data on prevalence and isolation of Helicobacter pullorum ...

Medications

Antibiotics often prescribed for veterans with ARIs

(HealthDay)—Though antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) varies greatly among providers, veterans with ARIs commonly receive antibiotics, according to a study published in the July 21 issue of the ...

Cardiology

Common antibiotic linked with heart deaths

The antibiotic clarithromycin—widely used for treating common bacterial infections—is associated with an increased risk of heart deaths, finds a study published in the BMJ today.

Inflammatory disorders

Trial asthma drug targets lung inflammation

University of Adelaide researchers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital are involved in the world's biggest study of its kind investigating a possible new treatment for asthma.

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