A new treatment for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious disease

A study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, describes a new treatment pathway for antibiotic resistant bacteria and infectious diseases with benefits for patients and health care providers. Researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University found […]

Could maple syrup end superbugs? Extract boosts potency of antibiotics, study reveals

Maple syrup boosts the potency of antibiotics fighting deadly infections When strains were exposed to syrup mixed with the drug, results showed that 90 percent less antibiotic was needed The syrup’s antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties are believed to help The overuse […]

New antiviral drug cuts cytomegalovirus infection, improves survival in patients undergoing donor stem cell transplant

In a significant advance in improving the safety of donor stem cell transplants, a major clinical trial led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has shown that a novel agent can protect against the […]

FDA clears test to help manage antibiotic treatment for lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the expanded use of the Vidas Brahms PCT Assay to help health care providers determine if antibiotic treatment should be started or stopped in patients with lower respiratory tract infections, such as […]

Antibiotics used to treat cystic fibrosis increases risk of permanent hearing loss

A powerful class of antibiotics provides life-saving relief for people with cystic fibrosis; however, a new study for the first time reveals the levels at which high cumulative dosages over time significantly increases the risk of permanent hearing loss in […]