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Fluoroquinolones Linked With Higher Risk Of Aortic Disease

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 […]

Smart Bandage Could Regenerate Tissue Three Times Faster

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 […]

5 Commonly Used Antibiotics Linked To Higher Miscarriage Risk

A new study links the use of certain classes of antibiotics to an raised risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy. Not associated with increased miscarriage risk was erythromycin and nitrofurantoin, often used to treat urinary tract infections in pregnant women. Dr. Anick Bérard, Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, said: “Infections are prevalent during pregnancy. […]

Doxycycline Attenuates Recall Of Threat Memory

The antibiotic doxycycline can interrupt the formation of negative associations in the brain, new research from University College London and the University of Zurich suggests. The study was a placebo-controlled, double-blind randomised controlled trial involving 76 healthy volunteers. In the first session, participants were given either doxycycline or a placebo and learned to associate a […]

MCR-1 Superbug E. Coli Detected In Chinese Hospitals

A number of people in China might be infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort, two new studies suggest. The mcr-1 gene, a gene that enables bacterial resistance to colistin, an antibiotic of last resort, has been found in a wide variety of strains of Escherichia coli in China after […]