Archive for the 'Antibiotics' Category

How diarrhoeal bacteria may cause some colon cancers

Monday, August 24th, 2009

LONDON - Johns Hopkins scientists have gained significant insights into how bacteria that cause diarrhoea may also be responsible for some colon cancers.

Influenza vaccination may help cut antibiotic use

Friday, August 21st, 2009

WASHINGTON - A Canadian study suggests that in addition to helping protect against disease, influenza vaccination may also prevent inappropriate antibiotic use.

Mozart ‘killed by superbug like MRSA, not poison’

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

LONDON - Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was killed by a bacterial infection akin to MRSA, claim Dutch researchers.

Four suspected swine flu cases in Chhattisgarh

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

RAIPUR - Four Chhattisgarh residents who returned from Pune this week have complained of swine flu symptoms and their samples have been sent to New Delhi for testing, officials here said Wednesday.

China lifts blockade around plague-stricken town after no new infections reported; 3 killed

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

China lifts blockade around plague-stricken town
BEIJING —A blockade around a remote northwest Chinese town where deadly pneumonic plague killed three people and sickened nine was lifted after no new infections were reported, an official said Sunday.

Pinhead-sized worm may help develop new antibiotics

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A pinhead-sized worm can help in discovering and testing new antibiotics as the existing ones lose their effectiveness against drug-resistant bacteria, say researchers.

Buses ordered off streets of Chinese town stricken with plague; sickened person ‘near death’

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Plague patient ‘near death’ in remote Chinese town
BEIJING — Public buses were ordered off the roads of a remote Chinese town to control the possible spread of deadly pneumonic plague that has killed three people and seemed poised to claim a fourth victim Wednesday, residents and authorities said.

People attempting to flee western China town where pneumonic plague outbreak has killed 3

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

People try to flee Chinese town hit by plague
BEIJING — Residents of a remote farming town in western China say people have been seeking to flee in defiance of a lockdown by authorities to prevent the spread of highly infectious pneumonic plague which has claimed three lives in the area.

People flee western China town where pneumonic plague outbreak has killed 3

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

People flee Chinese town hit by plague
BEIJING — Residents of a remote farming town in western China said Tuesday people were seeking to flee in defiance a lockdown by authorities to prevent the spread of highly infectious pneumonic plague which has claimed three lives in the area.

Medical staff disinfect sealed-off town after pneumonic plague kills 3rd man

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

China disinfects town where plague killed 3rd man
BEIJING — Authorities killed rats and fleas on Tuesday as they disinfected a town sealed off after three people died of pneumonic plague in a remote farming town in northwestern China, according to the provincial health department.


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