Again, the need for poultry and livestock farmers to refrain from abnormal use of antibiotics has been reiterated as health of farmers and members of a community called Muvattupuzha in India is endangered following the abuse in poultry production.
15 Oct 2020
Experts at a virtual conference have said quick diagnosis, culture collection, and antibiotic initiation in the first early hour were key to reducing sepsis mortality. Sepsis is a life-threatening syndrome/condition with very high mortality, usually caused by a bacterial infection. It is a response to the body’s immune system that results in organ dysfunction or…
30 Aug 2020
The advent of the antibiotic, Penicillin, was probably one of the greatest moments for mankind. Suddenly, this wonder drug was the difference between dying of infection versus having an extended quality of life. Ever since Penicillin was discovered, newer, more efficient antibiotics have been produced. These have helped save many lives and eliminated previously difficult…
17 Jun 2020
A ray of hope emerged on the horizon yesterday, as scientists announced a major breakthrough in the search for a cure of COVID-19, as researchers at Oxford University
11 Jun 2020
Encephalitis is a rare condition that is most often caused by viruses (viral encephalitis). It can also be caused by non-infectious diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematous
20 Jan 2020
There are fresh concerns that infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, diarrhoea, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), measles, among others, may soon become untreatable.
5 Dec 2019
Tonsilitis is inflammation of the tonsils. It is usually caused by a viral infection or, less commonly, a bacterial infection. Tonsillitis is a common condition in children, teenagers, and young adults.
22 Nov 2019
As part of activities to mark the National Antibiotics Awareness Week, November 18-24, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advocated responsible use of antibiotics and identify factors driving antimicrobial resistance in the country
24 Sep 2019
Vaginal yeast infection, also called Candidal vulvovaginitis, is a common fungal infection very common in women. It causes inflammation, irritation, itching, and vaginal discharge. The vagina normally contains a healthy balance of bacteria and yeast. The hormone estrogen helps bacteria called lactobacilli to grow. These bacteria kill harmful organisms in the vagina and keep you…
18 Sep 2019
Nineteen new forms of lethal superbugs have been found in the United Kingdom (UK), a major report revealed.
14 Aug 2019
Children should not be prescribed antibiotics for coughs and colds because it increases their chance of becoming ill in the future, a study suggests.
4 Jul 2019
Worried by the global threat posed by the misuse of antibiotics, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has canvassed for a one-health approach for human and animals to curb the global threats of antimicrobial resistance The FAO’s Country Representative, Suffyan Koroma, during a workshop in Abuja, said extensive trade and movement of people, livestock and food products had made…