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FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) approved antibiotic Merrem iv ( Meropenem for injection ) to treat adults and children with complicated skin and skin structure infections ( cSSSI ). Merrem, a ...


Pediatricians often prescribe antibiotics to young children for an ear infection. With increased concerns about high rates of antibiotic use and resistance, recent guidelines suggest consideration ...


Researchers have discovered a new phenomenon in which one bacterial cell can stop the growth of another on physical contact. The bacteria that stop growing may go into a dormant state, rather than dy ...


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) data showed a heavy burden of chlamydia in young women and men in the United States, particularly among pregnant women. Other research found that ...


A study has shown for the first time that strains of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are more deadly and better at evading human immune defenses than more common Staphylococcus aur ...


Researchers at the University of Chicago described three cases of rapidly progressive and ultimately fatal Staphylococcus aureus infections in small children. Although all three children were previo ...


Bacteria feel pressures to evolve antibiotic resistance and other new abilities in response to a changing environment, and they react by 'stealing' genetic information from other better-adapted types ...


Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute ( HHMI ) have identified a gene that enables mycobacteria -- the cause of tuberculosis and leprosy -- to form biofilms. Bacterial biofilms help mycobac ...


Researchers have discovered that drugs, such as heartburn medications, which reduce gastric acidity, are potential risk factors for Clostridium difficile infection outside of hospitals. The resear ...


A new anthrax antibody engineered by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin protects and defends against inhalation anthrax without the use of antibiotics and other more expensive antibodies ...


Oral sex may be a risk factor for nongonococcal urethritis ( NGU ), one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases affecting both men and women. The study, by Australian researchers Catriona ...


The researchers replaced a single atom from the molecular structure of Vancomycin aglycon, a glycopeptide antibiotic that attacks the bacteria by inhibiting cell wall synthesis, significantly increasi ...


Topical quinolone antibiotics can clear aural discharge better than systemic antibiotics. This was the finding of a systematic review of literature published in The Cochrane Library. Chronically ...


Staph infections resistant to antibiotics, previously only associated with hospitalization or prior contact with the healthcare system, are now widespread in the community and coming home. A study f ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has informed heathcare providers regarding to life-threatening risk of bacterial meningitis in cochlear implant recipients and the importance of fully immunizi ...