Diets like the Keto, Paleo and Atkins focus on high-fat, high-protein meals that are often low in carbohydrates. This mix may appeal to Clostridioides difficile bacteria, too. In a new study, researchers report that mice fed a high-protein, high-fat diet were more likely to acquire a deadly C. difficile infection than mice eating a standard… Read more

A class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia, researchers at the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine have found. Frontotemporal dementia is the second-most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and the most common type of early onset dementia. It typically begins between ages 40 and 65 and affects the… Read more

  Higher exposure to commonly used oral antibiotics is linked to an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease according to a recent study by researchers form the Helsinki University Hospital. “The link between antibiotic exposure and Parkinson’s disease fits the current view that in a significant proportion of patients the pathology of Parkinson’s may originate in… Read more

The link between treatment with fluoroquinolone antibiotics and an increased risk of acute aortic disease gets added support via a new study from a Swedish and Danish team of researchers. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are used globally to treat a variety of infections. Recent observational studies have raised concerns that they may be associated with a more than… Read more

A smart bandage that could someday heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries faster has been designed by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT. The device is made up of electrically conductive fibers coated in a gel that can be individually filled with infection-fighting antibiotics, tissue-regenerating growth factors, painkillers or other… Read more