India  /  Published 27.11.22

Avoid antibiotics for low-grade fever: ICMR

Antibiotics should be prescribed for a duration of five days for skin and soft tissue infections, five days in case of community-acquired pneumonia...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.09.22

ICMR flags alarming drug resistance data

'Antibiotic resistance has the potential of taking the form of a pandemic in the near future if corrective measures are not taken immediately'...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.09.22

Over 47% antibiotics unapproved: Lancet

The data were gathered from a panel of 9,000 stockists who store products from approximately 5,000 pharmaceutical companies...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.01.22

Danger ahead: Superbugs

There is an urgent need to boost public awareness for the rational use of antibiotics...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 02.07.21

Antibiotics misused during covid

Overuse increased the risk for drug-resistant infections...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.21

Appeal against panic buying of meds

Senior officials said there is little they could do to formulate a policy that would prevent people from buying certain drugs in bulk...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 09.02.20

Will the human race survive?

More pathogens are evolving to attack humans and there is little we can do to combat them...
By Koustubh Panda

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.19

The rise of the superbacteria

Antibiotic resistance is projected to rise to 10 million by 2050...
By Maliha Ahmed and Hsien-Cheng

Health  /  Published 26.11.19

Superbugs at bay

Antibiotics kill bacteria. They are not effective against viruses, and cannot prevent or cure vague body aches or feverish feelings...
By Dr Gita Mathai in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 27.08.19

Sore throat, decoded

Gargling twice a day with warm salted water will ease the pain...
By Dr. Gita Mathai


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