Medications

Outpatient antibiotic use falling across the U.S.

Outpatient antibiotic prescribing fell by almost 4% a year between 2011 and 2018, according to a study of prescribing patterns in the largest integrated health care system in the USA, being presented at the European Congress ...

Medications

COVID-19 aggravates antibiotic misuse in India

The COVID-19 catastrophe in India has resulted in more than 30 million people infected with the virus and nearly 400,000 deaths, though experts are concerned that the figures most likely are much higher. Meanwhile, another ...

Biomedical technology

Researchers develop a new technique to treat middle ear infections

Middle ear infections, also known as otitis media, affect more than 80% of the children in the U.S. In a new study, researchers have designed a miniaturized 3D-printed device to inactivate Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a common ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

S.Africa trial shows promise for drug-resistant TB regimen

Almost all patients who received a new treatment for highly drug-resistant tuberculosis are still clear of the disease two years after a medical trial in South Africa, findings from a long-term study showed Thursday.

Immunology

Research identifies obesity and infection link

The list of diseases and conditions complicated by obesity is a long one; it includes heart disease, cancer, diabetes and impaired wound healing, as well as skin infections. It is not always clear, however, in what way this ...

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