antibiotics Tag

Doctors are being advised to use greater caution when prescribing antibiotics to kids with symptoms that may be indicative of a viral infection instead of a bacterial one. Although there have been warnings against giving in to patients’ wishes for antibiotics, even when their doctor doubted the potential for helping, such as with cases of...

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a protein in two different strains of bacteria that can control cell division. Once these proteins are isolated and studied more closely, they could be the basis for new antibiotics that could stop bacterial cell division, killing the cells. The bacteria, Bacillis subtilis and Escherichia coli, have...

According to scientists, researchers, and public health agencies, antibiotic resistance among a specific species of salmonella is a growing concern to those in the US and Canada. Between 2003 and 2013, researchers in Canada collected several samples from patients seeking medical attention for salmonella poisoning. Of the nearly 100 samples of the serotype Salmonella Kentucky, roughly 30%...