Tag Archives: Antibiotics:

World’s Most Prescribed Medicine: Antibiotics

The increased over-the-counter supply of antibiotics in many countries including India, is worsening antibiotic resistance globally, finds a study highlighting an urgent need for better enforcement of laws. The study found that between 2000 and 2010, the consumption of antibiotics increased globally from 50 billion to 70 billion standard units. A majority of overall increase occurred in India, China, Brazil, ... Read More »

Healthy bacteria can be a promising alternative to antibiotics

Antibiotics’ days might be numbered as viruses that kill harmful gut bacteria could represent a real alternative to the traditional medicine. A new clinical study confirmed the safety and tolerability of using bacteria-specific viruses known as bacteriophages to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the gut. The new treatment could be used in place of antibiotics to rid the gut of harmful ... Read More »

Why won’t my doctor give me antibiotics?

Public Health England is urging GPs to reduce the prescribing of antibiotics and if I’m honest, I think they have good reason to do so.In recent years we have seen the emergence of far too many resistant bacteria. Many of you will have heard of MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) and C. Diff (clostridium difficile), which are both serious infections ... Read More »

WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, however, very few potential treatment ... Read More »