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Penicillin allergy increases risk for use of less-effective antibiotics
People allergic to penicillin are nearly twice as likely to receive a less effective antibiotic during hospitalization, with more side effects, than those who are not allergic to the drug, an analysis published by JAMA Internal Medicine found.
Antibiotics often sold without prescription in retail pharmacies in China
It is easy to obtain antibiotics without prescription in retail pharmacies in China, even though selling antibiotics without a prescription conflicts with regulations, a study published in the open access journal Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control suggests.
'Dangerous levels of antibiotics' found in world's rivers
A huge global study has revealed hundreds of the world's rivers contain ‘dangerous levels of antibiotics’.
Physicists developed a new method to identify antibiotics-resistant bacteria
A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic State University suggested a method to quickly identify single antibiotic-resistant bacteria cells that are the agents of tuberculosis.
Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health
A new study about the side effects of antibiotic treatment reveals that it may dysregulate postpubertal skeletal development by interfering with gut bacteria.
Certain antibiotics may cause aortic aneurysm, FDA warns
The US Food and Drug Administration warned that the benefits of fluoroquinolone antibiotics do not outweigh the risks — which include aortic aneurysm — for certain patients, according to the latest research. The research is based on reports of patient problems and on studies published between 2015 and 2018.
WHO report cautions against antibiotics overuse worldwide
The World Health Organization (WHO) unveiled the first global report on antibiotic consumption for human health, warning particularly against the danger of overuse of antibiotic medicines.
Antibiotics send 70,000 children to emergency room every year, study says
Each year, tens of thousands of children who take antibiotics for an illness will head to the emergency room — because of the drugs.
Oral antibiotics may raise kidney stone risk
Pediatric researchers have found that children and adults treated with some oral antibiotics have a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones.
Few kids with sickle cell anemia take daily antibiotics
Less than a fifth of US children with sickle cell anemia are getting the antibiotics that could save their lives, a new study found.
Some patients more likely to get antibiotics they don't need
Some patients are more likely than others to get antibiotics they don't need, new research found.
Stop prescribing 'precious' antibiotics for sore throats, GPs told
Doctors should not prescribe ‘precious’ antibiotics for most people with sore throats and should recommend drugs like paracetamol, new guidelines said.
Is India doing enough to tackle sale of unapproved antibiotics?
Efforts to conquer antimicrobial resistance are being jeopardized in India due to the sale of huge volumes of antibiotics that combine two antimicrobial drugs in one pill, our latest analysis revealed.
Patients need rest, not antibiotics: Health officials
More patients should be told to go home and rest rather than be given antibiotics, according to health officials.
Should you finish a course of antibiotics?
It is time to reconsider the widespread advice that people should always complete an entire course of antibiotics, experts in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) said.

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