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Use of antibiotics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that so

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Use of antibitics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that so

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Superbugs are everywhere; pose serious threat

The spread of deadly superbugs that evade even the most powerful antibiotics is no longer a prediction but is happening right now across the world, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Antibiotic resistance has the potential

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New rules to buy antibiotics in Bahrain

Patients in Bahrain could soon require a doctor's prescription to buy antibiotics, according to a senior health official. The rule has been in place since the early 1990s but is not being implemented, National Health Regulator

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Antibiotics crisis prompts rethink on risks, rewards

  Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers scented an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.   Today, as the wo

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Antibiotics no help against sinus: study

Antibiotics don't help fight most sinus infections, although doctors routinely prescribe them for that purpose, according to a US study. Researchers whose work was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found tha

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Scientists find first gonorrhoea superbug

Scientists have found a "superbug" strain of gonorrhoea in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global public health threat. The new strain of the sexual

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Antibiotics mess up stomach, says study

Even seemingly gentle antibiotics may severely disrupt the balance of microbes living in the gut, with unforeseen health consequences, US researchers reported.    An intimate study of three women given ciprofloxacin showed

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Proper use of antibiotics highlighted

The improper intake of antibiotic medication can harm the human body’s immune system, said an expert at an antibiotics awareness event in Riyadh. Dr Mona Sanan, nutritional consultant for Al Rabie Saudi Food Company, a leading producer of

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Antibiotics spark alarm in Bahrain

An over-reliance on treating patients with antibiotics is severely endangering the health of children and adults in Bahrain, it has emerged. A study has revealed that almost 25 per cent of the medications prescribed at the country's health

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