7 common sinusitis myths you shouldn’t believe in

You might have heard that sinus surgery often fails, or that you need an antibiotic if your mucus is yellow. Here we separate fact from misconceptions

7 common sinusitis myths you shouldn’t believe inIf you are familiar with the sometimes debilitating symptoms of sinusitis, you might know a thing or two about the condition. Or do you? There are a couple of myths that even die-hard sufferers who’ve seen it all still tend to believe. Sinusitis is contagious Sinusitis itself is not contagious, but if you catch a […]

Probiotic use may reduce antibiotic prescriptions, finds study

Use of probiotics is linked to reduced need for antibiotic treatment in infants and children, according to a review of studies that probed the benefits of probiotics, say researchers in the U.S., England and the Netherlands

Probiotic use may reduce antibiotic prescriptions, finds studyTheir study, supported in part by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics and published in the European Journal of Public Health, found that when the results from twelve studies were pooled together, infants and children were 29% less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics if they received probiotics as a daily health supplement. […]

Use honey to treat a cough instead of antibiotics, advise health experts

Doctors are to be told to promote honey and over-the-counter remedies as the go-to treatment for coughs rather than antibiotics. They will be told not to offer the drugs in most cases and to instead encourage patients to use self-care products, under new draft guidance from Public Health England (PHE) and the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice)

Use honey to treat a cough instead of antibiotics, advise health expertsHoney and over-the-counter medicines should be the first line of treatment for most people with coughs, new guidelines recommend. Antibiotics should rarely be prescribed by doctors for coughs because in most cases they do little to improve symptoms, health officials say. Most of the time a cough will improve on its own within two to […]

Govt asks agencies to keep strict vigil on oxytocin import

The government has asked all port offices of Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) to give special emphasis in the matter and keep strict vigil in coordination with Customs/Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) so as to ensure that oxytocin in any form/name is not imported into the country in violation of the ban

Govt asks agencies to keep strict vigil on oxytocin importThe Government of India has banned the import of the oxytocin and its formulations for human use and also to regulate and restricted the oxytocin formulations for human use. Its manufacture will also be stringently control and will be allowed only by public sector companies or undertakings licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 […]

Oral antibiotics linked to kidney stones formation, cautions study

Cases of kidney stones are increasing all over the world and new research suggests that oral antibiotics might be a trigger. The study, published in The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found that exposure to five classes of antibiotics significantly increased the risk for kidney stones

Oral antibiotics linked to kidney stones formation, cautions studyChildren and adults who take five commonly prescribed types of antibiotics may be more likely to develop kidney stones than people who don’t use these medicines, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined electronic health records collected from 1994 to 2015 for 25,981 people who developed kidney stones and a control group of 259,797 similar individuals […]

Govt bans import of oxytocin, puts restrictions on domestic use

The Government of India has banned the import of the oxytocin and its formulations for human use and also to regulate and restricted the oxytocin formulations for human use. Its manufacture will also be stringently control and will be allowed only by public sector companies or undertakings licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 for domestic use

Govt bans import of oxytocin, puts restrictions on domestic useWhat is Oxytocin? Oxytocin or Pitocin is an injection used on pregnant women to induce labour. It is also used in animal husbandry, in bovine animals upon injecting the drug, the milk, which is otherwise stored in the udder of the cattle for its calves, is released, giving a few additional litres of milk. Oxytocin […]

Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight 12 dangerous bacteria, says WHO

Describing each of the 12 bacterium as "priority pathogens" and as greatest threats to human health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says many of these have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics

Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight 12 dangerous bacteria, says WHONew antibiotics must be developed urgently to fight a dozen dangerous families of bacteria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, describing these “priority pathogens” as the greatest threats to human health. Many of these bacteria have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics, the United National health agency said. The […]

Long-term antibiotic use in women may increase death risk by 27%

Antibiotics increase women's risk of an early death from heart disease by inflicting irreparable damage on their gut lining, new research warns. Those who are prescribed a dose that spans two months or more are 58 per cent more likely to succumb to terminal heart issues, the study found. In fact, their risk of premature death from all causes bumps up 27 per cent

Long-term antibiotic use in women may increase death risk by 27%Antibiotics have been commonly prescribed by doctors for 70 years. These drugs have significantly reduced global rates of illness and death from infectious diseases. However, their widespread use has allowed some infectious organisms to adapt and become resistant to antibiotics. There are some side effects associated with antibiotics – including feeling sick, diarrhoea, and fungal […]

Can the bacteria on our bodies help us heal?

Although antibiotics are used in wound treatments, multidrug resistance is common and infections persist. Could bacteria provide much-needed strategies to prevent life-threatening infections? Scientists are searching for alternatives

Can the bacteria on our bodies help us heal?Our skin provides a natural barrier to the environment. This is crucial for our health, as skin protects us from invasive pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. When the skin barrier is damaged, these pathogens are ready to make their way into the body to colonise it. This is particularly dangerous if the bacteria in […]

Is chicken safe for human consumption? HC to Maha govt

Recently, there has been a rise in food adulteration. The Bombay High Court has pulled up the state government over the use of pesticides being sprayed over fruits and vegetables. The other issue, the High Court wished to highlight was the antibiotic injections being used on chickens to make them appear plump. The High Court questioned the state government whether such food is safe to eat

Is chicken safe for human consumption? HC to Maha govtIs the chicken people consume safe? How safe are the grains and vegetables people consume? The Bombay High Court raised these questions in front of the state government. Day by day there is an increase in food adulteration, this can become a health risk to people. The Citizen Circle for Social Welfare and Education, filed […]