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Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

Exposure to triclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in domestic products like toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, etc., may increase the risk of developing antibiotic resistance, a research has warned. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria evolve and develop ways to evade the antibiotic drugs, rendering them ineffective. The findings showed that when some bacteria develop [...]

August 4, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Common disinfectants may up antibiotic resistance risk

This Ingredient in Your Toothpaste May Cause Antibiotic Resistance

This Ingredient in Your Toothpaste May Cause Antibiotic Resistance

According to the World Health Organisation, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global public health. A growing number of serious infections of such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhea are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective. Antibiotics are medicines that are used treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance [...]

July 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This Ingredient in Your Toothpaste May Cause Antibiotic Resistance

Alarming rise in children’s resistance to antibiotics

Alarming rise in children’s resistance to antibiotics

For every 100 hospitalised pediatric patients across India who may need a common antibiotic called ampicillin to fight infections, chances are it won’t help 95 of them. In 75% of hospitalised children, especially those younger than one month old, another common antibiotic, gentamycin, may not work. The reason, according a recent study by pediatricians of [...]

June 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Alarming rise in children’s resistance to antibiotics

Chemicals in indoor dust tied to antibiotic resistance

Chemicals in indoor dust tied to antibiotic resistance

Slowing the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” may take more than just curbing overuse of antibiotics or eliminating antimicrobial chemicals from household products like soap and cosmetics, a new study suggests. It may also require taking a closer look at antimicrobial chemicals like triclosan that are found in indoor dust, said lead study author Dr. Erica [...]

September 18, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Chemicals in indoor dust tied to antibiotic resistance