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Green tea could hold the key to reducing antibiotic resistance

Scientists at the University of Surrey have discovered that a natural antioxidant commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, found that epigallocatechin (EGCG) can restore the activity of aztreonam, an antibiotic commonly used to treat infections caused by the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas

How animal research is helping fight antibiotic resistance

People do not expect to die from a simple infection. But that might change: the world is running out of effective antibiotics. For decades, diseases like bacterial gastroenteritis and colitis have not been a serious health threat, thanks to antibiotics. These small molecules are able to kill bacteria or stop them from reproducing and spreading

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure as millions of Britons are at risk of devastating permanent side effect as a result of over-prescribing Some 2,500 Britons a year are killed as a result of antibiotic resistant super bugs  Some patients suffer devastating side effects using common antibiotics Patients can suffer ruptured tendons

Outpatient antibiotic overprescribing rampant

Clinicians prescribed antibiotics without an infection-related diagnosis nearly half of the time and one in five prescriptions were provided without an in-person visit, according to research being presented at IDWeek 2018. The study, which is the first to look at overall outpatient antibiotic prescribing, analyzed more than half a million prescriptions from 514 outpatient clinics.

Commonly-prescribed antidepressant may be behind antibiotic resistance

Prozac may be driving the antibiotic-resistance crisis Commonly-prescribed antidepressant Prozac may be driving the antibiotic-resistance crisis E.coli undergoes genetic mutations when exposed to the antidepressant Up to 11% of the antidepressant passes through a person’s body into sewers Experts have warned antibiotic resistance poses ‘as big a risk as terrorism’ e-mail 1 View comments The

Soaps and toothpastes may be behind the antibiotic-resistance crisis

Are toothpaste and SOAP making you resistant to antibiotics? Chemical in everyday toiletry stops infections responding to drugs Chemical triclosan is found in many everyday hygiene¬†products It has previously been linked to reduced heart health and an underactive thyroid Experts have warned antibiotic resistance poses ‘as big a risk as terrorism’ It is thought to

Six-day antibiotic cellulitis treatment resulted in higher rates of relapse than 12-day treatment

Cellulitis treated with a six-day course of intravenous antibiotic flucloxacillin resulted in greater rates of relapse at 90 days post treatment despite having similar short-term results to the 12-day course, according to research presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Cellulitis, a skin infection that can become life threatening,